Students should plan to participate in either First Tech Challenge (FTC) or First Robotics Competition (FRC). It is not possible to participate in both FTC and FRC since the seasons overlap. The FTC season will run from August to February and if their team qualifies, will continue to Northern California Regional Championships and World Championships in March and April 2020.
The FRC season runs from January through March and there will be 2-4 meetings per month in the Fall to prepare for the season. World Championships are held in April 2020. Students wanting to participate in a technical role (Software, Design, Hardware) for FRC need to be in town on January 4, 2020 when the game is released, MLK weekend, the majority of Ski week (unless they attend a school that does not offer Ski Week).
The deadline is April 21, 2019.