FTC PA 2022-23 Season Blast #3 – Kick-Off Events and Registration

Hello Teams and Volunteers,

This is the third in the continuing series of Pennsylvania FIRST Robotics emails. Previous emails can be found on our website in the COMMUNICATION Archives. Also note that we have added currently scheduled FTC EVENTS.


Our Event registration systems are not yet open but will be on, or soon after, the Power Play Kickoff on September 10th. This season the FIRST Robotics theme is Get Energized! and the FTC Challenge is called 2022-2023 POWERPLAYSM presented by Raytheon Technologies where teams will compete in an energy-driven game and test the limits of performance, efficiency, and endurance to power innovations forward.


Speaking of the Kick-offs. We are arranging to have “live” and in-person fields at various locations in the state! These locations will host other FIRST Tech Challenge teams from within their region. This is in addition to the Virtual broadcast we are planning that can be attended by all teams and will also be webcast to the in-person events. There will be a field with the Power Play challenge set up to augment the season and game experience at the in-person events and our Head Referee, Noah Dillard, will review the game rules. The hosting organizations may also plan on their own fun activities, which are also noted in the details. They are providing direct registration through linked forms. Please see details and location for each below. Please note that FTC Teams do not need to be fully registered to attend kickoff events, but please ID your current team number and/or name on the forms.

Sat Sep 10, 2022

 FTC PA Virtual Kick Off and Game Reveal – GoToMeeting Invitation

11:00am – 2:00pm

Location: Virtual Meeting


11:15 am Pennsylvania FTC Season Overview

12:00 pm FTC Season Kickoff and Game Reveal (FIRST Video)

12:45 pm Game Q&A with Pennsylvania Head Referee

2:00 pm Event Complete

Starting at 11:00 AM, please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.


You can also dial in using your phone. (For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly One-touch: tel:+12245013412,,125516109#


tel:+12245013412,,125516109,  Access Code: 125-516-109

Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://meet.goto.com/install

Invitation attached to this email (invite.ics).


FTC Season Kickoff – PA West (live event) 


Discovery Church 170 Scharberry Lane Mars, PA 16046


9:00 AM – Donuts and mini-golf

11:15 AM Virtual Kickoff webcast and a full field set up for teams to touch and feel (same as above)

Registration link and/or QR code in the attachment. Please RSVP by September 3rd



Pennsylvania FTC Season Kickoff – PA East (live event) 


Temple University College of Engineering, 1947 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19122


Light refreshments provided courtesy of Temple U

11:15 AM Virtual Kickoff webcast and a full field set up for teams to touch and feel (same as above and origin of our webcast)

Registration form link:

Philadelphia FTC Kickoff 2022 Registration – Google Forms


FTC Season Kickoff – PA West Central (live event)


Laurel Highlands Education and Robotics, 150 Old Ridge Rd, Rear Lower Level, Hollsopple, PA 15935


10:30 AM – Donuts and Team Mingling

11:15 AM Virtual Kickoff webcast and a full field set up for teams to touch and feel

Registration form link:



FTC Season Kickoff – PA South Central (live event)


York Country Day School, 1000 Indian Rock Dam Rd, York, PA 17403


10:00 AM – Workshops (content TBA)

11:15 AM Virtual Kickoff webcast and a full field set up for teams to touch and feel

Registration form link:

RSVP to ftc@pennfirst.org for now

Again, teams to not need to be fully registered to attend the Kick Off events, but most identify themselves if intending to register as a Rookie or Veteran team (with existing number and name)


Reminder – Team registration is open for the season!

Go to the following link for more information on new registration cost and what the team registration includes, Hit the Quick Links Radio button for access to:

  • Dashboard Login
  • Youth Team Member Registration
  • Grant Opportunities (Rookie Grants Available)
  • Team Management Resources
  • Payment Terms


Please let us know if you have any questions.


Tom Zawislak and the PA Team

Pennsylvania FIRST® Robotics
FIRST Tech Challenge® Program Delivery Partner
phone: (302) 383-9925
email: ftc@pennfirst.org
Website: www.FTCPenn.org