Event Registration

Registering is Easy!
  1. Review the Event Participation Policy and the Youth Protection information.
  2. Use the Pennsylvania FTC Event Registration form on the right or the full page version to submit your event registration request.
  3. Once confirmed, pay the Event Registration Fee by the payment deadline.
You will receive an automated email confirming your registration request information after you submit the Event Registration form. If you do not receive a this email, please contact us at ftc.events@pennfirst.org. There is no need to fill out and submit another Event Registration form.

We will review your registration request information and send a response indicating event registration status.


Fees and Payment Policies

Watching an Event
All FIRST events are open and free to the public for viewing. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Kick-Offs, Coaches Calls, Demos, Workshops or Scrimmages
There is no charge for team participation our scheduled Kickoffs, Coaches Calls, Demos, Workshops or Scrimmages. 


Remote League Events
Event Registration Window
Registration applications for Remote League Events is open now and closes on February 28, 2021. The Event Registration Fee must be received before the team is permitted to participate in League Meets.

Event Registration Fee
There is a single $175 Event Registration Fee to enable participation in the Remote League Events. This includes competing in up to 6 Meets (or the number of Meets remaining after the Event Registration Fee is received), and for eligible teams (teams who compete in at least two Meets), the League Tournament. This fee is per team and it is separate from team registration fees paid to FIRST.

Payment Policy
The Remote League Event Registration Fee is due three (3) weeks after the event registration confirmation email date or March 15, 2021 (week of League Meet #5), whichever is earlier. The Event Registration Fee must be received before the team is permitted to participate in League Meets. 


Remote Pennsylvania FTC Championship Tournament
Event Registration Fee
There is a $125 Event Registration Fee for the Remote Pennsylvania FTC Championship Tournament. This fee is per team and it is separate from team registration fees paid to FIRST.  

Payment Policy
The Event Registration Fee is due either three (3) weeks after the event registration confirmation email date or four (4) days before the Tournament date, whichever is earlier.

If the Event Registration Fee is not received by the Due Date, the team will be removed from the Registered list and the open slot will then be offered to the next eligible team. 

If the team is removed from a Registered List with less than two (2) weeks before the Tournament date AND the slot vacated by the team cannot be filled, the team is still responsible for the Event Registration Fee.

Payments will not be accepted at the event.


Invoices and Receipts

Our invoicing process has changed to provide you with an online invoice/receipt and more flexible payment options. Please read this section and the Payment Options section for full details.

Online Invoice
Your invoice is online. You may view, download, or print your invoice at your convenience. Your online invoice will indicate your invoice status - the invoice is due, past due, or paid. Once your invoice has been paid, it is your receipt. A separate receipt will not be sent.

Registration Confirmation and Invoice Emails
When your team is added to the Registered List for a League or the Championship Tournament, you will receive two emails from us:
  1. The first email will indicate that your team has been added to the Registered List. Generally this email is a response to your Penn FTC Registration Request email.
  2. The second email will include a PDF of your invoice as well as a link to your online invoice and a brief description of payment options. Click the  Pay Invoice  button to view, download, or pay your invoice. This email have the subject Pennsylvania FIRST Robotics Invoice #xxxx.
Payment Confirmation Email and Receipt
Once you have paid your invoice, either by check or online, your invoice will be updated to indicate that it has been paid. This paid invoice is your receipt.

You will receive an email indicating that your payment has been processed. The email subject varies based on the payment option used. In either case, the email includes a link to your updated invoice where you can view, download, or print your paid invoice. See Payment Options for details.


Payment Options

Online with Credit / Debit Cards
You may pay your Event Registration Fee online using credit / debit cards. Through our online payment processor, we accept payments using Apple Pay, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa.

To pay online, open your invoice email and click the  Pay Invoice  button. This will open a web page with your invoice and you can view, download, print and pay your invoice. To pay with on-line with a credit/debit card, click the  Pay  button and fill in the requested information.

Once your on-line payment has been processed, (1) your invoice will be updated to indicate that it is paid and (2) you will receive an email with the subject Payment confirmation: Invoice xxxx (Pennsylvania FIRST Robotics). Within this email, click on the "invoice xxxx" link to view, download or print your updated paid-in-full invoice. This updated invoice is your receipt.

Checks
You may pay your Event Registration Fee by check.

To ensure proper credit when paying by check, please (1) write your team number in the memo section of your check and (2) enclose a copy of the invoice. 

Please make checks payable to:

Pennsylvania FIRST Robotics 
Attn: FTC Event
80 Beacon Hill Ln
Phoenixville, PA 19460

Once we have received and processed your check (1) we will update your invoice to indicate that it is paid-in-full and (2) you will receive an email from us indicating that your your invoice is paid. Within this email message, click the green View invoice button to view, download, or print your updated / paid-in-full invoice. This updated invoice is your receipt.


IRS Form W-9

You can download our W-9 here.


Event Registration