On Thursday 3/1/18 at 7pm PST we will be hosting an online webinar to tell you about the event. It would be in your best interest to find at least one team mentor or adult to attend this 45 minute presentation. We will tell you about how to arrive, what the schedule is, what you need to bring, and give you a tour of where you will be competing.
Please register for the info session at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8272953475266703363. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
This team briefing is for those attending the FTC West Super Regional on March 8th-11th in Spokane Washington
As you are getting ready for the Super-Regional, don’t forget to get your submissions for Promote and Compass Awards. The submissions are due Monday March 5, 2018.
Promote Award is given to the team that is most successful in creating a compelling video message for the public designed to change our culture and celebrate science, technology, engineering and math. The Compass Award is recognizes an adult Coach or Mentor who has provided outstanding guidance and support for a team throughout the year, and demonstrates to the Team what it means to be a Gracious Professional.
For details on these awards including your submission please visit here.
Congratulations on making it to the Super Regional. You (the coach of the team) should be getting an invitation via email for registering to the event. If you are interested in exploring or making travel and accommodation arrangement please checkout the options at http://gettravel.com/ftc-west-super-regional-championship/.
Congratulations to all the teams. We hope everyone had a great tournament. You helped make our event special for the students. We would really appreciate if you could take few min in providing feedback on the FTC West Super-Regional tournament. Your feedback/input is invaluable. It helps the organizing committee and volunteers. Please pass on this link to all your team members and parents. We are trying to get feedback from student, coach/mentor, parent, volunteers, sponsors et al perspective.
Feedback survey link http://bit.ly/2mfU4C5
It has been an amazing day. Most teams played 7 of their 9 qualifying matches today. The current standings for end of day one including the match results can be accessed through these links.
We’re excited for another wonderful FIRST® Tech Challenge West Super-Regional Championship. This event is about team members, coaches, mentors, and volunteers coming together to create a tournament where everyone involved employs Gracious ProfessionalismTM and CoopertitionTM not as buzz words but in meaningful actions. Our actions in helping each other and our positive attitude that this is OUR event can be the tone we set for all future FTC Super Regional competitions.
Please have at least one representative from your team sign up to receive text message and/or email updates during the event (and we encourage all participants and spectators to sign up!). We will be using this system only when we have information that needs to be pushed out to all teams.
Just in! Teams can ship things directly to the venue. To do that, you must fill out an online form and follow the procedure listed there carefully. The venue charges to receive packages. It is $10.00/box, $50.00/pallet. FIRST Washington will pay the venue and then bill the individual teams for the shipping cost. The shipping does not have to be paid for before the event but FIRSTWA will ask that you do pay within 24 hrs of receiving an invoice from them.
Team load in is recommended from 4:00 – 6:00pm on Thursday the 8th, though we understand that some teams will be loading in on Friday. On Thursday, teams will be allowed to enter the pits for the purpose of bringing in and setting up their pit area only. This is not intended to be time to work on the robot. Teams have two options to get to the pits.
WHAT NOT TO BRING:
Please note: FIRST is not responsible for lost or stolen items!
What teams need to bring:
What teams will receive:
Pits Open @ 8:00 AM (we will not let you in early! Please have safety glasses on when entering the pits)
A FIRST core value is to remember to treat your fellow team members, competing teams, and tournament volunteers with respect and Gracious Professionalism (GP). Remember, GP doesn’t only involved behavior on the playing field or in the pit. It can (and should) happen anywhere!
Everyone is expected to attend the opening, closing, and alliance selection ceremonies. No team members, mentors, or spectators will be allowed to remain in the pits during these times.
Safe travels & we’ll see you in Tacoma!
FIRST is partnering with nearly 200 Colleges and Universities who are making available $30+ million in scholarship opportunities specifically for FIRST Alumni. At the FTC West Super-Regional you will have an opportunity to check-out few of those fine institutes such as Harvey Mudd, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Yale. Representatives from these institutes will be available to answer questions the students may have additionally they will be able to provide information about college admission process.
Saturday, March 11th from 10:00 AM through 4:00 PM at the Exhibit Hall
It is a partnership between FIRST and Colleges/Universities or other entities (Scholarship Providers) who make available exclusive scholarships to the FIRST Community. The Scholarship Providers make available post-secondary scholarships specifically for youth participants or alumni on high school FIRST teams (FIRST Tech Challenge & FIRST Robotics Competition). Please note that the Scholarship Providers set their own Scholarship Opportunities and application criteria/deadlines. For list of available scholarship opportunities check out here.
FIRST alumni’s make up:
We have 73 teams registered from 13 western states and they are all very excited to attend the event. We have had a surge of volunteer registrations in the past few days as the final teams have qualified for the big event.
We will be working on finalizing assignments in the next few days. Some of the roles remaining to be staffed are for the team events after the field and pits have closed for the day (6:30-10 pm). We are unable to see from your general availability if volunteers are available in the evenings to help with team events. If you are available Friday night to participate in the LeMay Museum team social or the Saturday Night Team Social at the Convention center, please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can place you in these custom roles that are not listed in VIMS.
For volunteers who are only available on Sunday, we may not have an assignment for you at this event. The first preference for assignments will be the volunteers who are available for multiple days. If you are available for multiple days at the event, please update your VIMS application so that it reflects which days you are available to volunteer – www.firstinspires.org/vims
Thank you for your volunteer support to make the FTC West Super-Regional event a great experience for teams, their coaches and families. We very much appreciate each of you who has offered your time and talents to make this event successful. We will notify all volunteers who have applied by early next week regarding your volunteer role assignment or status.