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 – FIRST in Missouri, 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 in Missouri (ftc@stlfirst.org) and local FIRST Tech Challenge Coordinator Phil Wood.  Also be sure to follow us on Facebook at KansasCityFIRST!

 

SEASON INFO

This Season's Challenge

As part of the FIRST ENERGIZE season, FIRST® Tech Challenge students in POWERPLAY presented by Raytheon Technologies will reimagine the future of sustainable energy and power their ideas forward.

This Season's Documents

POWERPLAY Season Materials (available 9/10/22)

    • Game materials such as field piece assembly and field dimensions
    • Challenge information and rules
    • Robot Building Resources
    • Programming Resources

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 by Sept. 15, 2022.

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

EVENT INFORMATION

Season Kickoff & Training in Kansas City

The POWER PLAY SM season starts with the game reveal on Saturday, September 10, at the Kansas City Engineering Zone, 4825 Troost, Kansas City, MO.

The schedule:

9:30 a.m. Sign in

10 a.m. MO/KS video and KC League status

11 a.m. FIRST season kick off and game reveal

Noon: Field reveal and giveaway

League Play + Advancement in the Kansas City Area

League Meets

We implemented the League model of competition for Missouri and Kansas teams with geography in mind. Team counts will determine the number of Leagues.

Leagues (replace Conferences)

      • The number of teams in a League is to be determined
      • Each League will offer multiple Meets so that teams have flexibility on dates
      • You want to play in at least 2 Meets so that you have your top 10 match scores to carry into the League Championship

League Meet Schedule

November 19, 2022 – F.L. Schlagle High School, Kansas City, Kansas

December 3, 2022 – Pleasant Lea Middle School, Lee’s Summit

December 10, 2022 – Heritage Christian School, Olathe

December 17, 2022 – Knob Noster High School, Knob Noster

January 14, 2023 – East Trails Middle School, Lee’s Summit

January 21, 2023 – Belton

Championship Schedule

League Championships

League Championships are the qualifying event to advancement.

  • Teams will carry their top 10 match scores into the League Tournament
  • The number of teams that will advance from each League Tournament is to be determined

East Championship: February 4, 2023- MCC-Penn Valley

West Championship: February 11, 2023 – Mill Valley High School

Missouri/Kansas State Championship

March 4 – Rolla, Mo.

Registration for League Play

Registration for league events in Missouri or Kansas takes place through the FIRST Tech Challenge Partner.

Register here.

Title 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 kcstem@kcstem.org.  We also have space at the KC Engineering Zone for Open Fields or other STEM outreach events. Send us a note at kcstem@kcstem.org to find out more.

QUICK LINKS

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