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FIRST Technical Challenge

Northern Virginia Qualifying Tournament

December 14, 2013 @ Battlefield High School

High School and Middle School robotics teams from across Virginia compete to win a place at the FTC State Championship in March. This event is free and open to the public.

FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is designed for students who want to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams of up to 10 students are responsible for designing, building, and programming their own robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as for well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments. Learn More

What to Bring Print This Section

This is a fairly complete list of things you will want to consider bringing to the tournament. Feel free to bring additional items.

  • Consent Form (one per person)
  • Robot
  • Box in which to carry your robot
  • Laptop
  • Anything you need for your project presentation
  • Batteries
  • Backup copy of your program (electronic)
  • Printed copy of your program, if possible, for the robot design judges
  • Fun, inexpensive gifts to share with other teams (pins, hats, personalized, team playing cards)

Be sure to read US FIRST’s “Get Ready for Competition Page” here.

FIRST Consent/Release Form - Download PDF
Coaches are responsible for ensuring that each team member, mentor and coach submits to the coach a release form (signed by the team member's parent/guardian). Team members will not, and cannot, be allowed on the performance floor or in the judging rooms without these forms. Coaches must bring a copy of the signed release forms to leave at the regional tournament registration desk. THIS IS REQUIRED AND WILL BE ENFORCED.

* No outside food items allowed, please support the students who are putting this event on for you. We will provide practice fields for teams to use during the event, so please do not bring your own.