Guided by adult coaches and mentors, students develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles, while realizing the value of hard work, innovation and working as a team. Aluminum-based robots are coded using Java or block-based programming. Teams design and build robots, raise funds, market their team brand and do community outreach to earn specific awards.
Five teams advance to the world championship in April.
Participants are eligible to apply for over $80 million in college scholarships.
Game: FREIGHT FRENZY presented by Raytheon Technologies
Event Type: In-Person
Season: Qualifiers will begin in December 2021. These qualifiers will culminate in a city-wide final in March 2022.
Season Kickoff: Virtual Kickoff Celebration on Sep 18, 2021
Season Info: FIRST Tech Challenge FREIGHT FRENZY presented by Raytheon Technologies Season Info
Team Registration: Team registration for the 2021-22 season is currently open. Log in to or set up your account at www.firstinspires.org to get started. FIRST Team Registration costs can be found here.
FIRST Events Schedule: (Register Here)
Virtual Kickoff: September 18, 2021
Scrimmage: November 20, 2021
NYC FTC Qualifier 1: December 4, 2021
NYC FTC Qualifier 2: December 5, 2021
NYC FTC Qualifier 3: January 15, 2022
NYC FTC Qualifier 4: January 16, 2022
NYC FTC Qualifier 5: February 5, 2022
NYC FTC Qualifier 6: February 6, 2022
NYC FTC Championship: March 6, 2022
Please visit The Orange Alliance for updates on teams throughout the season.