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

Transportation drives us forward – impacting economies, bridging cultures, and making us all more globally interconnected.

FIRST® Tech Challenge teams will race against time to transport hard-to-move essential goods as they explore the future of transporting relief to those in need in 2021-2022 FREIGHT FRENZYSM presented by Raytheon Technologies.

This Season's Documents

FREIGHT FRENZY Documents

    • Game materials such as field piece assembly and field dimensions
    • Challenge information and rules (available 9/18/2021)
    • Robot Building Resources
    • Programming Resources

This Season's Updates

For 2022, we are planning as close to a “normal” season as possible including in-person events.

We will continue to monitor conditions and reevaluate the possibility of shifting to a different competition format for the safety of our community.

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.
  • Open date and deadline for the application will be announced soon.

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 FREIGHT FRENZY SM season starts with the game reveal on Saturday, September 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm ET on FIRSTtv.

ICYMI:

FIRST in Missouri FIRST Tech Challenge FREIGHT FRENZY Pre-Kickoff Stream

FREIGHT FRENZY presented by Raytheon Technologies (Game Reveal Video)

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Team Training: October 2, 2021

Stay tuned for more info.

Recorded content and notes from trainings will be posted here.

League Play in the Kansas City Area

League Meets

League Meets are scheduled on the following dates:

November 20, 2021 – Annunciation Greek Orthodox Christian Church, Kansas City

December 4, 2021 – Pleasant Lea Middle School, Lee’s Summit

December 11, 2021 – Knob Noster High School, Knob Noster

December 18, 2021 – Pleasant Lea Middle School, Lee’s Summit

January 15, 2022 – The Pembroke Hill School – Ward Parkway Campus, Kansas City

January 22, 2022 – Cobalt Colts Building – Overland Park

 

We implemented the League model of competition for Missouri and Kansas teams in 2020-2021.The Leagues were designed with geography in mind. Team counts will determine the number of Leagues in 2021-2022.

Leagues (replace Conferences)

      • Teams must play Meets within their League
      • 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 assignments are now available in the Team Location Map and Team List.

League Tournaments

League Tournaments

League Tournaments are scheduled on the following dates:

January 29, 2022 – FTC KC East League Tournament – Yeokum Center of Innovation, Belton

February 5, 2022 – FTC KC West League Tournament – MCC Penn Valley, Kansas City

 

League Championships are the qualifying event to advancement.

  • Teams are placed in a League and must play in that League Tournament
  • 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

State Championships

MO/KS Championship

The event is scheduled for March 5, 2022 on the campus of Missouri S&T in Rolla. MO.

  • The number of teams at State this year is to be determined
  • Teams will advance from Missouri Kansas Championship to the FIRST Championship in Houston, TX from April 20-23, 2022.

Registration for League Play

Registration for league events in Missouri or Kansas takes place through the FIRST Tech Challenge Partner.  Please refer to http://stlfirst.org/ftc-team-portal-page 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 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.

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

More info to come.

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

Sat 11

FIRST® Tech Challenge KC Meet

December 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 18

FIRST® Tech Challenge KC Meet

December 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jan 15

FIRST® Tech Challenge KC Meet

January 15, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jan 22

FIRST® Tech Challenge KC Meet

January 22, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jan 29

FIRST® Tech Challenge KC East League Tournament

January 29, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm