Saturday, February 25, 2023

Arizona Championship is LIVE!


Please note: we only have one camera per division right now. We are working to get tripods so we can broadcast both fields. Thanks for your patience. 


Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Championship Warmup Scrimmage - Saturday!

Congratulations to all 48 teams that are competing at the Arizona FIRST Tech Challenge Championship February 24 & 25! Now it's time to go on a road trip with your cones...

Championship Warmup Scrimmages - Now one in Tucson too!


San Tan Foothills High School is hosting a "Championship Warmup" Scrimmage for any team that wants to get some extra practice in prior to competing at the Arizona Championship, or any other event later in the season - remember there are off-season events coming up! There will be two full fields available to build autonomous programs and opportunities to run practice matches with other teams. RSVP HERE to sign up.

Date: February 11, 2023

Time: 8 am to 4 pm (teams can come and go as they need)

Location: San Tan Foothills High School (1255 W Silverdale Rd, San Tan Valley, AZ 85142)


San Miguel High School Gym (6601 S. San Fernando Rd., Tucson, AZ 85756)  

Date: February 11, 2023

Time: 2pm to 7pm. 

It will be informal but will have a match and timing system set up. Pizza will be provided for all attendees. 


Arizona Advocacy Day & FIRST Robotics at the Arizona Capital

The Arizona Advocacy Conference is an opportunity for Arizona FIRST Teams to speak to their state senators and representatives about STEM and robotics, and demonstrate robots on the lawn of the Arizona Capitol. 

The Arizona Advocacy Conference is modeled after the National Advocacy Conference that takes place in Washington, DC during the summer. This conference will empower students to develop relationships with their state legislators, teach the principles of effective advocacy, and allow teams to have their voices heard at the Arizona Capitol. FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Competition Teams are welcome to attend. This event is free to Arizona FIRST Teams! 

After registration:
Your team will receive an email confirming your attendance and instructions for contacting your legislators. Please reach out to them as soon as you can to schedule your appointments. 

April 13, 2023 4:30 to 6:30 PM:
Advocacy training via Zoom - link will be sent to team coaches and mentors upon registration. 

May 3, 2023 10AM to 1 PM: 
Robotics Day at the Arizona Capitol! Set up starts at 9 AM. Teams will demonstrate their robots outside the Capitol, and have their individual appointments with state senators and representatives. 

LUNAR LEGACY INVITATIONAL - More chances to compete!

Looking for another chance to compete? The Lunar Legacy Robotics Invitational will bring together robotics teams from three programs from all over to celebrate the exploration of space, Flagstaff's role in space flight, and the legacy that is being passed to the next generation of innovators. 

Location: Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Dates: May 19-21, 2023
Friday: check in and practice matches (evening)
Saturday and Sunday: Robotics competitions, field trips, space themed engineering challenges

We will run tournament style matches and playoffs in addition to having some creative fun with your 2022-2023 robots. 

There will be awards and the chance for teams to explore in Flagstaff. Tentative opportunities include a field trip to Lowell Observatory and guest speakers that work in the field of space exploration. 

FIRST LEGO League Challenge Teams and FIRST Tech Challenge Teams may register to compete by completing this form. All teams are welcome, from any geographic location. FLL and FTC teams will be competing side by side with Artemis ROADS teams. 

Cost: $200 per FLL or FTC team
Once your team is registered we will send you an invoice with payment information. 

Gracious Professionalism Reminder

Remember, safety glasses are required at ALL TIMES in the pits and on the competition field, as are closed-toed shoes, walking with purpose, and any long hair tied back. These rules are for the safety of everyone and will be enforced at all our events. Please remind your teams of the event expectations and that Gracious Professionalism is expected at all times. Be respectful to anyone providing a reminder, and remember that our event staff is all volunteers - they are giving up their valuable time for you!