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Enlist Coaches and Mentors
Each team needs two or more adult lead coaches/mentors who are willing and motivated to coach the team through the build and competition season and beyond. Other adults can volunteer to help with administration, fundraising, community outreach, technical skills, and other tasks. Most teams meet once to twice a week during the build and competition season, which typically runs from September through February.
Register and Pay
Once registered, your team becomes a part of the worldwide FIRST® Tech Challenge community. You’ll begin receiving communications from FIRST®, along with a temporary team number in preparation for event registration in the fall. Part of the registration process includes ordering the kit of parts and completing payment. (Please note that, until you click submit, you are not committed to becoming a team.)
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Before your purchase any parts for your robot, review the prohibited / banned equipment list from FIRST robotics!
FIRST in Texas gives hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants to rookie and veteran teams across Texas each year. Take time to learn about those easy to apply for resources by visiting our Grants Page.Visit Go Bilda
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This hands on 20+ hour course teaches coaches how to:
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Build Your Team
Find and invite a few students (maximum 15) who want to be part of a robotics team. Be sure to emphasize that no technical skills are required, just enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. Recruit all kinds of talents, not just engineering and electrical.
Your team will need to build a budget and fund their goals. Recruit local businesses to sponsor you. Some of them may already have a relationship with FIRST®. We also have many fundraising opportunities you can explore, including grants for both rookie teams.
Review Mentor and Team Resources
Part of the fun is designing and building your robot and FIRST® provides a wealth of information in our Resource Library to help you. Find everything from technical guides, to fundraising ideas, and helpful build videos.
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