2020-2021 Season



The 2020-2021 FIRST Tech Challenge game is ULTIMATE GOALSM Presented by Qualcomm






Pennsylvania FIRST Tech Challenge Events

Pennsylvania FIRST Tech Challenge events for the 2020-2021 season. This calendar of events contains Pennsylvania FIRST Robotics managed events plus select Team Powered (team hosted and managed) events. Unless specified, the events listed below are Pennsylvania FIRST Robotics managed events.

Advance registration using our Event Registration system is required to participate in most of the events listed below.
  • Registration for Kickoffs and Coaches Calls is requested for planning purposes, but not required.
  • Registration for Virtual Workshops is requested for planning purposes, but not required.
  • Registration for Scrimmages closes 1 week before the event date.
  • Registration for League Meets closes 1 week before the event date. Teams who have paid their League event registration fee are automatically registered for League Meets. 
  • Teams must compete in at least 2 Meets to be eligible for the League Championship. Teams are encouraged to compete in as many Meets as they can.
  • Teams who meet the League Championship requirements are automatically registered for their League Championship.
  • Registration for the Pennsylvania FTC Championship is 1 week after your team's qualifying date.

With FIRST extending the season, we have adjusted our schedule to allow more time for teams to start/form and enable them to participate in official Pennsylvania FTC events this season.

In the late January 2021, the number of Leagues and the counties included each League will be reviewed and potentially adjusted based on the 2020-2021 team registrations at that time. The 5 Leagues identified here were derived based on 2019-2020 team registrations.

Registration for League events will open in November 2020.

For the 2020-2021 Season, participation in the Pennsylvania FTC Scrimmages, League events and Championship Tournament is limited to Pennsylvania FTC Teams.

Add an event to your calendar - click on the iCal link to download an iCalendar file, then open it and save it in your mobile or desktop calendar program.


 Date

 Event Type

Event Name 
Click on event name for event details web page
Web Conferencing Link

 

September 2020
     
Sat
Sept 12
Virtual
Kickoff
Pennsylvania FTC Season Kickoff (11:00)
FTC Kickoff Celebration and Game Reveal (12:00)
GoToWebinar (register ahead)
FIRSTtv (register ahead)

Wed
Sept 16
7:30 PM
iCal
Coaches Call
Coaches Call #1
RingCentral Meeting
Wed
Sept 23
7:30 PM
iCal
Coaches Call Coaches Call #2 RingCentral Meeting
Thurs
Sept 24
7:30 PM
iCal
Virtual Workshop Game Q&A with PA Head Refs
(coaches and students invited)
RingCentral Meeting
(recording)

October 2020
     
Wed
Oct 14
7:30 PM
iCal
Coaches Call Coaches Call #3
RingCentral Meeting
Thurs
Oct 15
7:30 PM
iCal
Virtual Workshop Game Q&A with PA Head Refs #2
(coaches and students invited)
RingCentral Meeting
(recording)




November 2020
     
Sunday
Nov 1
7:00 PM
Webinar Blocks Programming Webinar
#1 - Introduction & Simple Teleop
GoToWebinar
(register once for all 5 sessions)
Sunday
Nov 8
7:00 PM
Webinar Blocks Programming Webinar
#2 - Autonomous Programming
GoToWebinar
(register once for all 5 sessions)
Sunday
Nov 15
7:00 PM
Webinar Blocks Programming Webinar
#3 - Debugging Techniques
GoToWebinar
(register once for all 5 sessions)
Thurs
Nov 19
7:30 PM
Virtual Workshop Remote Event Workshop
(Remote Hub and FTC Live Cloud Scoring System) 
Sunday
Nov 22
7:00 PM
Webinar Blocks Programming Webinar
#4 - Using Sensors & Vuforia
GoToWebinar
(register once for all 5 sessions)


December 2020
     
Tuesday
Dec 1
7:30 PM
iCal
Virtual Workshop Robot and Field Inspection Q&A #1
(coaches and students invited)
RingCentral Meeting
Fri-Sun
Dec 4-6
iCal
Remote
Scrimmage
Remote Scrimmage #1
Sunday
Dec 6
7:00 PM
Webinar Blocks Programming Webinar
#5 - Using Functions
GoToWebinar
(register once for all 5 sessions)

January 2021
     
Tuesday
Jan 12
7:30 PM
iCal
Virtual Workshop Robot and Field Inspection Q&A #2
(coaches and students invited)
RingCentral Meeting
Fri-Sun
Jan 15-17
iCal
Remote
Scrimmage
Remote Scrimmage #2
Fri-Sun
Jan 29-31
iCal
Remote
Scrimmage
Remote Scrimmage #3


February 2021
     
Fri-Sun
Feb 5-7
iCal
Remote
Scrimmage
Remote Scrimmage #4
Feb TBA
iCal
Virtual
Workshop
Remote Judging Practice Sessions #1

Tuesday
Feb 16
7:30 PM
iCal
Virtual
Workshop
Robot and Field Inspection Q&A #3
(coaches and students invited)
RingCentral Meeting
Fri-Sun
Feb 19-21
iCal
Remote
Meet
League Meet #1
(All Leagues)
Feb TBA
iCal
Virtual
Workshop
Remote Judging Practice Sessions #2

March 2021
     
Fri-Sun
Mar 5-7
iCal
Remote
Meet
League Meet #2
(All Leagues)

Fri-Sun
Mar 19-21
iCal
Remote
Meet
League Meet #3
(All Leagues)

Mar TBA
iCal
Virtual
Workshop
Remote Judging Practice Sessions #3
Fri-Sun
Mar 26-28
iCal
Remote
Meet
League Meet #4
(All Leagues)

April 2021
     
Fri-Sun
Apr 9-11
iCal
Remote
League
Tournament
Eastern PA League Tournament
with Remote Judging

Fri-Sun
Apr 16-18
iCal
Remote
League
Tournament
Central PA League Tournament
with Remote Judging
Fri-Sun
Apr 16-18
iCal
Remote
League
Tournament
Philadelphia League Tournament
with Remote Judging
Fri-Sun
Apr 23-25
iCal
Remote
League
Tournament
Southeastern PA League Tournament
with Remote Judging
Fri-Sun
Apr 23-25
iCal
Remote
League
Tournament
Western PA League Tournament
with Remote Judging


May 2021
     
Sat
May TBA
iCal
Championship
Tournament
Pennsylvania FTC Championship
with Remote Judging


Post Season Events
     




FIRST Championships

The 2021 FIRST Championships will be held in Houston, Texas and Detroit, Michigan. See http://www.firstchampionship.org for details