Hello Teams and Volunteers,
This is the 7th in the continuing series of Pennsylvania FIRST Robotics emails. If you think you may have missed any of our previous email blasts, they can be found on our website in the COMMUNICATION Archives.
We hope you are all well and pumped up for the upcoming FTC Power Play Season!
Thank you to all of those teams that promptly registered for Qualifiers as well as Scrimmages and Workshops in the last two weeks. We apologize if our responses were not immediate but the requests came in a huge surge, so it took many hours to work through the extensive list of requests. If you have not yet registered for an event or would like to make a change or update, we promise to respond within 48 hours going forward. We will also be posting the “Preference” lists on each individual event page on our website very soon, so please stay tuned.
We are happy to announce that we added yet another Scrimmage-like event to our calendar – FTC Field Day @ Ramp Riot XXII, Saturday, Nov 5th at Wissahickon High School. This FTC Field Day is held in coordination with the Ramp Riot FRC off-season competition hosted by Team 341 Miss Daisy. Many of you will recognize this addition and have participated in the past. It is Pennsylvania FIRST Robotics traditional launch event for the scrimmage and competition season. It will be a loose and fun filled day; a combination of Robot Build and Field Practice with informal, friendly competition. Judging guidance and feedback will be provided to teams as well! A vast array of lunch times and snacks will be available for purchase benefiting FRC Team 341, Miss Daisy: Building People Since 1999. Consider volunteering too.
Please register for this and the many other Events on our schedule.
Please carefully read the Event Participation Policy:
Then follow the instructions on our Event Registration page and associated form.
Call for Volunteers:
We would love all of you to personally join us and to recruit aggressively and widely to assist us in expanding our reach. Volunteer opportunities abound! Please find this schedule for all seasonal events on our website. As always, we welcome back our awesome regional volunteers who participated with us in past years, but also welcome new volunteers from family, friends, the community and businesses alike. Please know that this is also a great opportunity for coaches, mentors and parents to get an insider’s perspective of how FTC events are conducted in our State and region. The perspectives and guidance gained will also translate into helping your own team and students to be successful. If you are already registered to volunteer, then thank you!
As with past years, we use the FIRST Event Volunteer Registration system for all of our events. Volunteering for an event is one of the options on your personal FIRST Dashboard on the http://www.firstinspires.org website. General Instructions detailed below.
Volunteer roles are defined in the link provided below. We welcome volunteers in all capacities, but especially in key roles such as Judging, Referees and Inspectors.
FIRST® Tech Challenge Game Q&A Forum is open for business. Please take advantage of it:
Did you know that FIRST Tech Challenge makes all their volunteer training manuals available to the public? If you’re interested in checking them out, you can find them online on our Volunteer Resources page.
FIRST Tech Challenge Volunteer Resources | FIRST (firstinspires.org)
This week, the following resources are now available!
- Judge Manual
- Referee and Head Referee Manual
- Scorekeeper Manual
As always, please let us know if you should have any questions or require additional information.
All the best,
Tom and the FTC PA Team!
Pennsylvania FIRST® Robotics
FIRST Tech Challenge® Program Delivery Partner
phone: (302) 383-9925