FIRST Tech Challenge

FTC is designed for those who want to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams of up to 15 students are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliances against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using Java. Teams, including coaches, mentors, and volunteers, are required to develop strategies and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for robot performance, community outreach, robot design, and other real-world accomplishments

FIRST Tech Challenge Teams:

  • Design, build, and program robots
  • Apply real-world math and science concepts
  • Develop problem-solving, organizational, and team-building skills
  • Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
  • Possibly earn a place at the World Championship
  • Qualify for over $26 million in college scholarships

On this website, you will find all the information you need about FTC in Illinois, including team information, how to participate, and details about the Illinois FTC tournaments held throughout the state.





2017-18 IL State Championship

Inspire Award
Winner: 12682 The Golden Ratio
2nd: 8817 Fruit Salad
3rd: 5037 got robot?
Winning Alliance
Captain: 10091 N.Y.A.N. Robotics - Not Your Average Nerds
1st pick: 6287 Vertigo
2nd pick: 7129 Robo Raiders


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