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 (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


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

ULTIMATE GOAL 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 is 9/25/2020.

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

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Remote Team Training: TBD

Presentations from the training will be made available after the training session.

Title League Play in the Kansas City Area

Title League Play

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

Dates and times TBD

Registration for Title 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

TBD.

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)

TBD.

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

There are no upcoming events at this time.