FTC Blog: Volume 24

Review our 2024-25 Season Changes

We are excited to share with you the changes coming to the event structure in Washington next season.  Please watch the recording of the coaches chat to learn more. 

We will continue to talk about these changes as we prepare for the season, but I strongly encourage adult leadership to thouroughly watch the video so it isn’t a shock when the season starts. 

Please fill out our end of year survey

We had a great season last year and are so excited with the growth we saw in FTC. 

This is the time of year where we reflect on last season and figure out how to do even better next season!  Your input is very important to that process.  Please take a moment to fill out our end of year survey so we can include your feedback as we look ahead to the 2024/25 season. 

FRC Blog: Volume 22

Register for Off-Season Events

We’ve got an exciting calendar of FRC off-season events this year. Don’t wait to register your team! 

As a reminder, off-season events are hosted and run by FRC teams, not FIRST Washington. This means each events participation requirement, fees, and timelines may vary. 

All events will utilize the previous season’s game, CRESCENDO.

We will continue to share registration details for events as they become available.

Event Registration Links: 

20 - 22
September

Block Party

Block Party

Date Sep 20 - 22, 2024Venue Henry Jackson High SchoolOrganizer Team 2910 Jack in the Bot
18 - 19
October

Storm Surge

Storm Surge

Date Oct 18 - 19, 2024Venue Skyview High SchoolOrganizer Team 2811 StormBots

Interested in Bunny Bots? Let us Know!

BunnyBots was developed by Team 1540 Flaming Chickens mentors and alumni and provides a way for FRC teams and new FRC members to gain vital skills before the build season.

For many students, this is their first experience making an FRC-quality robot. Bunny Bots is a light-hearted 1 day contest, focused on team and skill development.  The BunnyBots program aims to develop the technical foundation of rookie members and teach veteran members leadership and project management skills. This program addresses the problem of insufficient rookie training, allowing them to learn machining procedures and design basics to succeed in the intense build season. The game is released in early September, and teams sign up on a first-come, first-served basis. As a training tool, the game rules are loosely based on FRC rules. 

Details: 

  • Washington Bunny Bots: Either Sat Dec 14th or Sun Dec 15th (depending on interest level) 
  • Oregon Bunny Bots: Dec: 14th 
  • Cost: TBA 
  • Rules will be posted on or around September 1st, as will finalized costs and registration. 
  • Last year’s contest information: https://www.team1540.org/bunnybots 
  • Interest survey: https://forms.gle/834G9kvpLj2WcFE49 

Questions? Email 3218 coach Jason Vander Hoek at: Jason_vander_hoek@sumnersd.org

Thank you to all who marched in the Seattle Prdie Parade! 

We had an awesome turnout for our third year participating in Seattle Pride with 12 teams and 3 robots marching!

Thanks to everyone who showed up to celebrate our LGBTQ+ community, and thank you for all that you do every day of the season to support a more inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our FIRST family.  

Looking for guidance on how you can support LGBTQ+ students and mentors? Check out this FIRST blog post 2022, it’s still helpful today! 

 5 Ways to be a Better Ally this Pride Month (and Every Month) (firstinspires.org)

FTC Blog: Volume 23

Join the Coaches Chat tonight at 7:00pm!

We are excited to share with you the changes coming to the event structure in Washington next season.  Do to that, we will be having a coaches chat.  I strongly recommend that you have one adult from your team attend this meeting so you will be prepared for the changes moving forward.  Meeting info below:

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 219 652 997 344

Passcode: fNEfTb

Please fill out our end of year survey

We had a great season last year and are so excited with the growth we saw in FTC. 

This is the time of year where we reflect on last season and figure out how to do even better next season!  Your input is very important to that process.  Please take a moment to fill out our end of year survey so we can include your feedback as we look ahead to the 2024/25 season. 

FRC Blog: Volume 21

District Championship Event Briefing TONIGHT

We had a great FRC CRESCENDO season and are so excited with the growth we saw in 2023-2024.

This is the time of year where we reflect and figure out how to do even better next seasonYour input is very important to that processPlease take a moment to fill out our end of year survey so we can include your feedback as we look ahead to the 2024/25 season.  Click here to access the survey 

Celebrate Pride! Walk with FRC teams in the 2024 Seattle Pride Parade

We’re thrilled to invite all FRC teams to march together in the Seattle Pride Parade on June 30th.

To participate, make sure to submit your registration by June 10th.

This will be our third season marching in the parade – a huge thanks to Team 1318 for organizing our FRC teams particiation. If you have questions, feel free to contact 1318 mentor Julie Irwin at – Julie3Irwin@gmail.com.

We hope to see you there!

FTC Blog: Volume 22

Some big changes are coming to the event structure for the 2024/25 season!

We are excited to share with you the changes coming to the event structure in Washington next season.  Do to that, we will be having a coaches chat.  I strongly recommend that you have one adult from your team attend this meeting so you will be prepared for the changes moving forward.  Meeting info below:

What:  FTC Coaches Chat

When:  Tuesday, May 28, 7:00 pm

Meeting link: Join the meeting now

 

Please fill out our end of year survey

We had a great season last year and are so excited with the growth we saw in FTC.  This is the time of year where we reflect on last season and figure out how to do even better next season!  Your input is very important to that process.  Please take a moment to fill out our end of year survey so we can include your feedback as we look ahead to the 2024/25 season.  Click here to access the survey

Some big changes are coming to the event structure for the 2024/25 season!

We are excited to share with you the changes coming to the event structure in Washington next season.  Do to that, we will be having a coaches chat.  I strongly recommend that you have one adult from your team attend this meeting so you will be prepared for the changes moving forward.  Meeting info below:

What:  FTC Coaches Chat

When:  Tuesday, May 28, 7:00 pm

Meeting link: Join the meeting now

 

Please fill out our end of year survey

We had a great season last year and are so excited with the growth we saw in FTC.  This is the time of year where we reflect on last season and figure out how to do even better next season!  Your input is very important to that process.  Please take a moment to fill out our end of year survey so we can include your feedback as we look ahead to the 2024/25 season.  Click here to access the survey