July 12, 2016

FIRST Tech Main Links

Navigating the FIRST® Website: Useful Links

Listed below are all pages that FIRST® Tech Challenge Teams may require both throughout their competition season, and during the off-season. Make sure to bookmark the pages you feel would best help you and your Team! If you still find that you require additional help, feel free to reach out to the FIRST HQ team at ftcteams@firstinspires.org.

Overview Pages
FIRST Webpage www.firstinspires.org
FIRST Tech Challenge main page www.firstinspires.org/robotics/ftc
Game MaterialsIncludes all the season materials, including the Game Manuals, link to the Forum, Forum Answered Questions, Field instructions, and link to buy field element. http://www.firstinspires.org/resource-library/ftc/game-and-season-info
Getting Started
Starting a Team ResourcesIncludes step-by-step resources for starting an FIRST Tech Challenge team. http://www.firstinspires.org/node/5281
Fundraising ResourcesIncludes resources for budgeting and fundraising, including grants and resources from the FIRST and FIRST Tech Challenge Fundraising Toolkits. http://www.firstinspires.org/node/5406
Resource LibraryThe location of all FIRST and FIRST Tech Challenge Resources. Organized in “articles”, resources are grouped together by subject and can be saved to your personal Resource Library by clicking on the heart when signed in http://www.firstinspires.org/node/1586
Team, Robots, and Technology!
Team Management ResourcesIncludes all the resources for Mentors and Teams on running the team: the Mentor Manual, fundraising, training, Engineering Notebook, preparing for competition, Awards, and more. http://www.firstinspires.org/node/5226
Robot Building ResourcesIncludes all of the resources for building the robot, including the PushBot Build Guides, Robot Wiring Guide, PTC design resources, and new technology resources. http://www.firstinspires.org/node/5181
Technology ResourcesIncludes all resources for the new Android-based technology, including programming resources, Troubleshooting Guides, link to the Forum, etc. http://www.firstinspires.org/node/5291
Competition
Preparing for Competition ResourcesIncludes a checklist of items and resources to ensure your team is prepared for competition. http://www.firstinspires.org/node/5261
Events Search PortalFind local events (from tournaments to workshops and scrimmages). http://www.firstinspires.org/team-event-search
FIRST Tech Challenge Dean’s List – Every registered FIRST Tech Challenge Team is able to nominate 2 students (10th or 11th grade) to be recognized for their leadership and dedication to FIRST. Learn more about this amazing award! http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/ftc/deans-list
Volunteer ResourcesIncludes all volunteer training manuals and instructions for accessing the Schoology training. http://www.firstinspires.org/node/5146
Super-Regional ChampionshipsInformation regarding the four U.S. based Super-Regional Championships. http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/ftc/super-regional-championship-tournaments
Outreach and Social Media
Outreach & Marketing ResourcesIncludes resources and links to resources, virtual badges, marketing materials and team recruitment resources. http://www.firstinspires.org/node/5246
Links to Social MediaAll FIRST and FIRST Tech Challenge Social Media pages. http://www.firstinspires.org/node/4511
World Championship Results & Hall of FameLocation of all previous World Championships winners. http://www.firstinspires.org/node/5356
Beyond the Competition
FIRST Tech Challenge in the Classroom ResourcesMany FIRST Tech Challenge Mentors and Coaches are also teachers in the classroom. Find additional resources here http://www.firstinspires.org/node/5231
FIRST ScholarshipsBe proactive and start looking at what scholarships are available! http://www.firstinspires.org/node/1556
FIRST Alumni & InternshipsFIRST participants are able to search out internships made available for students who have participated in high school level FIRST programs. Network with the FIRST Alumni page and ensure you are always connected even after graduating from FIRST Tech Challenge. http://www.firstinspires.com/alumni-and-internships