Trick Shot – Human Edition

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Opens: Thursday, December 10th, 2020 – 6 PM CST
Closes: Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 – 6 PM CST

Submit Your Human Trick Shot

For teams that do not have access to their robot, but still want to participate, team members, mentors/coaches, volunteers, and sponsor representatives will be the ones taking and making the Trick Shots!


The intent is for teams to get creative and make some cool shots with FIRST game pieces that’ll make jaws drop while also creating a unique video to highlight your trick shot(s).

Examples include (but are not limited to):

  • Longest possible made shot (Set up outside if you want to go for real distance)
  • Fastest release and scoring of game pieces
  • Shots while on the move
  • Bounce shots off of field elements into a goal
  • Shots from the top of a stairwell into a goal at the bottom
  • Shoot a drone out of the air!

Be creative! If you don’t have a goal, it’s okay to do some bounce shots into garbage cans, lockers, or whatever else you can think. Watch some professional Trick Shot videos on YouTube for some inspiration. Don’t be afraid to be bold!


  • 1st Place
  • 2nd Place
  • 3rd Place

The number of awards will depend on the number of submissions received; if enough entries are submitted, then awards may be broken into Program or Participant categories. Other awards (most creative, most technical, etc.) may be rewarded as determined by sponsor. Award winners will receive extra tickets for end of season Virtual Challenges raffle.


Program Eligibility


FIRST Tech Challenge

FIRST Robotics Competition


Participation Eligibility

Robotics Teams       

Individual Student

Individual Adult
(Teacher, Coach, Mentor, Volunteer, Sponsor)

Adult Group
(Sponsor Group,  Team Mentors,
Alumni Org)

* Participation is open to the entire FIRST in Texas Community. Team/program association not required.


  • Programs: FLL, FTC, FRC, FIRST Supporters
  • Participation Type: Team, Individual Students, Individual Adults, Adult Groups
  • All entries submitted in a previous Virtual Challenge are not eligible.
  • One entry per team, individual, or group


Please review all requirements for this challenge. All requirements must be fulfilled in order to be considered for an award.

  • Entries must use FIRST Game Piece(s)
    • Not limited to current season game pieces, feel free to do something cool with any past game pieces you may have
  • Video submission required
    • Include your Program (FLL, FTC, or FRC), team number, and team name in the video
    • Videos are limited to 60 seconds, but there’s no limit to the amount of Trick Shots
    • Set your submission to music
    • Video formats accepted: MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV, FLV
  • You are permitted do one Trick Shot and show multiple angles and speeds
  • You are permitted to do multiple Trick Shots edited together
  • While we want you to be creative, all actions must be safe. Please use your common sense when partaking in this challenge, and never put any participant at risk!

Submission Process

  • All entries must be submitted through Submittable and requires you to create a Submittable Account:
    • Students, please ask your coach/teacher or parent/guardian to create an account and submit your entry
  • Provide the following information:
    • Program (FLL, FTC, FRC, FIRST Supporter)
    • Team Number (if applicable)
    • Team/Group Name (if applicable)
    • School/Organization/Company
    • City
    • Main Contact Name (must be an adult)
    • Main Contact Email (must be an adult)
    • Name of Student (first name, last initial) (if applicable)
    • Optional: brief description/summary/caption to go along with your video
  • Upload video submission
    • Video formats accepted: MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV, FLV
    • No more than 60 seconds in length
  • Upload FIRST in Texas Consent & Release forms for anyone appearing in the video
  • Agreement that FIRST in Texas can share entries with sponsors and use in social media and compilation videos


  • Judges from the Booz Allen Hamilton and FIRST in Texas will review all submitted entries and select award winners for:
    • Difficulty of shot(s)
    • Overall skill
    • Creativity
    • Videography
    • Other attributes defined by sponsor

The judge team from FIRST in Texas and Booz Allen Hamilton are looking forward to seeing all of your creative trick shots. Have questions? Contact us!