Did You Know?
That FIRST Tech Challenge teams aren't limited to a kit of parts? That's right! They can use anything from custom-designed 3-D printed parts, to a measuring tape, and even things from the recycling bin! You can even use every engineer's favorite tools - duct tape & zip ties - to fix anything that breaks! And some teams find that their prototype with these materials works just fine. The possibilities are (almost) endless!
What is FIRST Tech Challenge?
FIRST Tech Challenge teams (up to 15 team members, grades 7-12) are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head to head challenge in an alliance format. The FIRST Tech Challenge program rewards teamwork, Gracious Professionalism, and intelligent design with a cost-effective robotics platform. FIRST Tech Challenge is scalable and volunteer driven.
"Competition for the sake not of destroying one another, but for the sake of bettering and improving both competitors as a result of the competition."
- Woodie Flowers
Want to get involved?
Ready to join a KY team?
Want to start a team in KY?
Are you a teacher, wanting to implement this in a classroom?
E-mail us at email@example.com and we will help you get started!
Here is the place to find out about local events and happenings. Kentucky will have a Metro League play format again this year, which means that all participating teams will be in one league and may choose to go to any of the league meets below.
Current League Rankings:
Registration is available to out-of-state teams on a limited basis. We have spots available!
Team Resources can also be found at the bottom of this page.
Here are some resources used by the FTC community.
FIRST Tech Challenge event statistics.