Get excited for the new season, connect with friends, learn new skills and...oh yeah, SEE THE NEW GAME at the Arizona Kickoff! The Arizona FTC Kickoff will be on September 9, 2023 at the Arizona State University Memorial Union.
- 7:30: Doors Open
- 8:30: AZ Season information
- 9:00: CENTERSTAGE GAME REVEAL!
- 10:15: Workshops
- 11:15: Lunch on your own (lots of options in the union)
- 12:00: Workshops continue
- 3:00: Event ends
There are already 20+ workshops being offered for teams!!! Don't miss this chance to kickoff your season by learning something new. Workshops are open to all students and mentors.
If your team would like to host a workshop, please let us know when you complete your RSVP. Workshop proposals need to be submitted by September 1.
TIS THE SEASON FOR STEM GRANTS
As the new school year begins, grants for STEM programs open. Each grant listed below has different application requirements and deadlines, so please be sure to read the information carefully. Many can be used to support robotics teams!
If your team has applied for a grant, please wait to pay your FIRST season registration until that grant has come through!
- REV Robotics FTC & FRC Team Grants
- FIRST Tech Challenge Rookie Team Grants
- BAE SYSTEMS FTC Grants (Phoenix Teams are eligible)
- APS/Phoenix Suns STEM Teacher Grant
- SRP Educator Support Grants
- FTC Sim Grant
- Full list of current FIRST Team Grants - check back often for new opportunities!
- Nov. 18: White Mountain Qualifier, Show Low High School, Show Low
- Nov. 18: Road Runner Qualifier, Gilbert High School, Gilbert
- Dec. 2: Turquoise Qualifier, Valley Christian Schools, Tempe (new location)
- Dec. 9: High Country Qualifier, Coconino High School, Flagstaff
- Dec. 16: Diamondback Qualifier, San Miguel High School, Tucson
- Jan. 13: Palo Verde Qualifier, Trivium College Prep, Goodyear
- Jan. 20: Red Rock Qualifier, Microchip, Chandler
- Jan. 27: Valley of the Sun Qualifier, ASU West Campus, Glendale
- Feb. 3: Copper Qualifier, American Leadership Academy, Queen Creek (new location)
- Feb. 16 & 17: Arizona Championship, Brophy High School, Phoenix
- Registered and paid for the new season with FIRST
- Have two adult lead coaches registered with the team and cleared through the Youth Protection Program