FIRST Tech Challenge Team Portal

Is your team paid and nationally registered in the Kansas/Missouri Region?
This is where you’ll find details about this season’s challenge and events happening in the Kansas City area. Your local contact is FIRST Tech Challenge Coordinator Phil Wood.

FIRST Tech Challenge’s structure differs from the other FIRST programs. Greater Kansas City and surrounding areas fall under the direction of the Missouri/Kansas FIRST Tech Challenge partner in St. Louis, with KC STEM Alliance providing boots-on-the-ground support and a dedicated group of volunteers who meet year-round to prepare for the local competition season.

The FIRST Tech Challenge Partner for Missouri and Kansas website has the most up-to-date region-wide information. Coaches will receive official emails from both FIRST Tech Challenge-Missouri ( and local FIRST Tech Challenge Coordinator Phil Wood.  Also be sure to follow us on Facebook at KansasCityFIRST!



This Season's Challenge

Congratulations! Your team registration means you’ve joined a community brimming with inspiration, creativity, and hope for a stronger, more sustainable future—one that’s built better together. You have the power to help the cities, towns, and places you call home reach new heights. With the support of the FIRST community, this is your opportunity to lead our future forward—and up.

This Season's Documents


    • Game materials such as field piece assembly and field dimensions
    • Challenge information and rules (available 9/12/2020)
    • Robot Building Resources
    • Programming Resources

This Season's Updates

Use these sites to stay up to date throughout the season:

This Season's Grant Opportunities

FIRST offers grants to teams in their first season:

KC STEM Alliance offers grants for teams in a six-county area:

  • Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas
  • Jackson, Platte, Clay and Cass counties in Missouri
  • Grants are awarded to teams with underserved populations, younger teams, teams new to fundraising and teams doing fantastic outreach.
  • Learn more and apply here.
  • Deadline for the application has been extended to 10/9/2020.

See other grant opportunities for Kansas and Missouri teams under Grant Opportunities in Season Info section of our FTC Partner website.


Season Kickoff & Training in Kansas City

The ULTIMATE GOAL SM season starts with the game reveal on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 12:00 pm ET on FIRSTtv.


Remote Team Training: MO/KS Kick-off/Season Overview

Click here to view a PDF of the slide deck.

Or use the links below to check out the recordings from this event!:

MO/KS FIRST Tech Challenge Kick-off and Coaches Meeting (Coaches Meeting begins at 1:15:26)

MO/KS Game Manual and Game Questions

MO/KS Field Walk-through

League Play in the Kansas City Area

League Play

For the 2020-2021 FTC season, the Kansas City region will transition to Title League Play.


    • (Extended to run Dec. – Feb.)
    • All Meets are played within the team’s assigned League
    • All Meets are played remote and scores reported using the FTC Live scoring app
    • Each team submits 6 match scores for each Meet
    • May as many times as you want
    • Top 10 match scores are carried forward into the League Championship
    • Meets are designed to help teams with their iterative design process

League Championships

League Championships

League Championships are the qualifying event to State Championship and they run the last week of Feb. – March.

  • Teams are placed in a League and must play in that League Championship
  • Teams will carry their top 10 match scores into the League Championship
  • League Championships will be remote this season
  • Teams will submit their 5 match scores during the week
  • Judging will be remote within the Remote Event Hub at an assigned time on Saturday
  • Trophies are awarded and select teams advance to Missouri State Championship.

State Championships

State Championship

State Championship will also be a fully remote event this season.

It is scheduled for the week of 4/18 – 4/24.

Teams are to turn in remote match scores during the week and remote judging will be held on Saturday, April 24.

Registration for League Play

Registration for league events in Missouri or Kansas takes place through the FIRST Tech Challenge Partner.  Please refer to under Competition Outline and the tab for Registration Fees and Event Selection Process to register.

Title League Results

Check out the Missouri FTC Scores site for event dates and League results.

Visit the FIRST Tech Challenge Event Results site for MO State Championship results.

Off Season Opportunities

Watch the Events Calendar and Team News & Events page for events as they come up.

If you would like to participate in a off-season or STEM outreach event, we may be able to help.  We can rent or loan items—from kits and parts to field components—to help teams and organizations in the area with STEM outreach and to make FIRST more widely known and accessible to all.

Please complete the Equipment Agreement Form and email to  We also have space at the KC Engineering Zone for Open Fields or other STEM outreach events. Send us a note at to find out more.

Out-of-Region Events (e.g., State, Worlds)

We have revised and extended the season due to COVID-19. We hope this gives teams more opportunity to meet. We will announce the final date and location by March 5, 2021. The event will occur within the window of April 11 – May 1.

  • Six teams will advance from each League Championship
  • That will make it a 30 team State Championship
  • All judging will be remote
  • Hoping for an element of live gameplay
  • Registration cost TBD
  • Teams will advance from Missouri Championship to the FIRST Championship in Houston, TX in mid-July 2021


Missouri/Kansas Specific

Wider Scope

FAQs and Calendar

How does a team get to State?

Teams advance to the state championship through their League Championship.

Upcoming FIRST Tech Challenge Events

Sep 18

2022 FIRST® Tech Challenge Kickoff

September 18, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am