Rapid React Coach Email Volume 3: 8-17-21 – Off Season event info
If you are new to this email this is the place where you will find all of the Washington specific FIRST Robotics Competition information. Coaches in the FIRST system for the INFINITE RECHARGE season will be added once teams are able to register for events. Every email from me will be numbered and that number lets you know which update it is, if you miss an update you can find it on our website.
Here is what I have for you today:
- 2021/22 Season & Off Season event survey
- Fall Off Season Events
2021/22 Season & Off Season event survey
We have had 94 teams fill out our survey which is outstanding! I would love to have all teams who participated in the 19/20 or 20/21 season fill out the survey to help us plan for the upcoming season. We recognize that there are lots of factors that may contribute to whether a team can participate in the upcoming season and filling out certainly does not lock you into anything. What it does do is allow us to provide some additional support this fall if there are challenges we can partner with your team to overcome. The survey does not take long so please take just a moment to fill it out: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/73ddb60570fe4ddc9716c71cef09be4a
We currently have 5 teams planning to host off season events this fall and are hoping that all 5 will be able to happen! Below is the information we have for each event. If you have questions regarding a specific event, please reach out to the contact email provided by the event host.
1) PNW Block Party Sept 18 & 19:
The PNW Block Party will be a two-day FRC event held September 18th-19th at Henry M. Jackson High School in Mill Creek WA. We will be playing the 2021 FRC game INFINITE RECHARGE with the real FRC field. This is a great way to introduce new team members to FRC. Teams will have a pit with power, a full set of qualification matches, alliance selections, and playoffs. We will be using the 2021 INFINITE RECHARGE rules.
Registration is now OPEN and we have space for about 30 teams. We take registrations in the order that they’re received. The registration fee for the event will be $250. Teams can compete with a second robot for an additional $100. After the registration form is completed, we will be in contact with you to arrange payment.
We are also looking for volunteers! Volunteers will receive a FIRST official INFINITE RECHARGE volunteer T-shirt. If you’re interested in volunteering for this event, please sign up here.
At a minimum mask will be required. We are hopeful that this event will be able to take place, but it will ultimately depend on the state of COVID as well as CDC and school district guidelines/rules.
Email Patrick Woolfenden email@example.com with any questions
2) Wilsonville off Season event Oct 9:
More info to come, stay tuned!
3) Auburn off season event Oct 9 & 10:
More info to come, could be a 1 or 2 day event, stay tuned!
4) Robot Rewind Oct 30:
“Robot Rewind” hosted by CHUCK Team 2147 is coming soon. The off-season event is a chance to play FIRST Infinite Recharge on the PNW District’s competition field. We do expect Robot Rewind to be competitive and FUN! This is a great training opportunity to get new team members involved early in the year, or another chance for your drivers to practice before the next season kicks off in January!
Where: West Valley High School -Spokane, WA- Centrally located within driving distance for teams in East/West Washington, Idaho, Montana, and maybe even Western Canada (“EH”).
When: October 30th 2021
Registration Fee: $250 first robot, $300 two robots, (Rookie Teams $0)
Event Website & Registration Link: chuck2147.com/robot-rewind
Questions/ Volunteer: email firstname.lastname@example.org
5) Storm Surge Oct 30:
Come join the Skyview StormBots for StormSurge on October 30th. While it can be scary to try a new venue, we encourage you to bring your best costumes and candy to the north end of Vancouver, WA and graciously celebrate with us as we cooperatively compete together in Infinite Recharge!
Questions, to volunteer or register email: Lucas Glassett Lucas.Glassett@vansd.org
Director of Programs