Overview of Registration

The following steps are required to register your FTC team for the 2023-24 FTC season.

  1. Complete national FIRST®registration and pay the national fee of $295 
    (or apply for a FIRST®registration grant)
  2. Complete FIRST Illinois robotics registration and pay the state fee of $235 for participation in IL League Play
  3. Steps 1 & 2 must be completed before September 30, 2023
  4. Only after steps 1 & 2 are complete will teams be assigned a spot in a league.
  5. Teams will be notified of registration results by October 15, 2023


Step 1: National FIRST® Registration

All teams must register with FIRST®and pay a national registration fee of $295.
Start by registering the team on FIRST®
  1. Go to FIRSTInspires.org
  2. Select "Sign up" or "Login"
  3. Follow FIRST®team registration instructions:
    1. Rookie Team Registration Instructions
    2. Veteran Team Registration Instructions
  4. Pay your national registration fee of $295 or apply for a FIRST®registration grant
    If you applied for a grant let us know in the IL Registration Form below
  5. Invite your students to join your team.
Your national registration is not complete until the following are true:
  • You have paid your registration fee or applied for a grant
  • You have assigned 2 coaches
  • Both coaches have passed Youth Protection screening
  • Both coaches have signed consent/release forms
  • You have assigned 1 or more students to your team.

Step 2: FIRST Illinois Robotics Registration

2024/2025 registration to be updated in June.

To check your team's registration status, see the registration status page .