FTC Blog Volume 8 – FTC Build day Oct 14th

Washing State Public & Tribal Compact Schools

Be sure to log onto your dashboard and fill out your team and payment information.  It is important that this information be filled out by Friday, October 6.

Teams Form:
This is asking you for information related to the team(s) at your school. We are considering additional funding for schools with more than one team registered with FIRST Washington. As a result, we need you to enter the teams you have registered with FIRST Washington and commit to having those teams compete to receive that additional funding.  If you are waiting to complete your payment with firstinspires, and are a rookie team, please enter the temporary number you received when starting your registration.

Payment Information:
This form is asking 3 things:

    • Who your check should made out to (School District or School Building, ASB School Cashier)
    • Address the check should be mailed to
    • Whose Attention the email should be sent to

*** It is your responsibility to know what your district’s policies are regarding receiving grant funds. If you are unsure how to fill out this information, please contact your administration to find out what you should do. WE CANNOT ADVISE YOU ON WHO CHECKS SHOULD ME MADE OUT TO BECAUSE EVERY DISTRICT HAS A DIFFERENT POLICY. ***

To access these forms, the profile user must login and you must click on the square with the school’s name inside of the link that was sent to you. The additional forms will appear there. Please take notice of the fact that it no longer says IN REVIEW and is now blue and says PRE-AWARD INTAKE.

We recognize these are some extra steps but ask for your patience as we work through the process.  This is new for us as well as you and we are learning as we go.

League Assignments should be posted by October 13

It looks like we may have 171 FTC teams participating with us this season which is amazing!!!!

Kevin Emery and I will be working to put all teams into existing leagues (and create some new ones) and we plan to have that info posted on firstwa.org by October 13


FTC Build Day, October 14

As mentioned on our coaches chat, we will be having an FTC build day at our fieldhouse in Kent on Saturday, October 14.  This is an opportunity for teams to bring their robot (or robot parts) and collaborate with other teams while working on their robot.  Additionally, we will have a copmetition field set up for teams to practice on (if they are to that point)  The build day is really an open house format but we are asking teams to register.  Out of respect for our volunteers time, if we don’t have enough interest, we will cancel the build day.


Details and sign up is below:

  • Who:  Any rookie or veteran FTC team
  • What:  FTC Build Day
  • When:  October 14, 10 am – 3:00 pm
  • Where: FIRST Washington Fieldhouse – 22426 72nd Ave. S. Kent, WA 98032

Teams are required to register.  It is important for you to put your arrival time, an estimate for the number of students is just fine.