FTC teams in Texas get to do the Texas Two-Step for registration! All FTC teams worldwide must register nationally with FIRST® to be considered an official FTC team and receive the annual challenge materials- that’s Step One. Next, FTC teams who wish to participate in local events must also register for each event they attend.
1. National Registration
Initial registration for all FTC Teams is regulated by FIRST® headquarters, not FIRST® in Texas Foundation. In order to register as a FTC Team, the team’s coach and/or coordinator must Register with FIRST®, creating an individual profile and creating a team. If you are a veteran FTC Team, the system changed in 2016, so make sure to take some time to get acquainted with the new system.
After the team’s Lead Coach/Mentor has created a team, they will need to invite a 2nd Lead Coach/Mentor/Contact for the team. Both coaches must be screened through FIRST®‘s Youth Protection Program. The Lead Coach/Mentor also needs to invite each team member’s parent/guardian to register their child for the team. The purpose of this registration process is to ensure that all the necessary paperwork has been completed and is received byFIRST®.
For complete information on FTC Registration, you can visit the FIRST® Tech Challenge Registration Homepage.
2. Local Tournament Registration
FIRST® in Texas hosts registration for Texas FTC events in some regions of the state. Other event information can be found in our Upcoming Events calendar; events will be posted to the calendar as they are finalized. To register for qualifiers and league play, there is a fee (depending on region) per team, per qualifier. Before registering for a specific event, each to team will receive an invoice and must pay their event registration before they receive access to the FIRST® in Texas Event Registration System.
You can also search for local events in Texas here.