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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 and we will help you get started!

Current Teams!

February 16th-17th


KY State Championship

University of Kentucky 

Below are the results from our Metro League and individual league events this season.
Great job teams!

Current League Rankings:

Team Resources can also be found at the bottom of this page.

Kick-Off Event

When: September 9th 

Where: Newton's Attic

 Lexington, KY

League Meet

Hazard League Meet


Friday, January 12th

Challenger Learning Center of KY

Hazard, KY

League Meet

Murray League Meet

Saturday, November 4th, 2023

Calloway County High School Murray, Kentucky

League Meet

Louisville League Meet


February 3rd, 2024

Louisville Collegiate School

Louisville, KY

League Meet

Morehead League Meet

Friday, November 10th, 2023

Morehead State University

Morehead, KY

League Meet

Bowling Green League Meet

January 27th, 2024

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

Informational Videos

These videos have been produced as additional support for KY FTC teams, all produced by your KY leadership team! This is a great place to start when you have a question about anything related to FTC.


Kelli & Heather, your local PDPs, walk you through how to prepare for FTC Competitions

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Andrew, a local FTC alumni and Presidential Volunteer Award Winning Volunteer, walks teams through the ins and outs of 3-d printer use in FTC through this video series. 

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Sophie, a local FTC alumni and Presidential Volunteer Award Winning Volunteer, walks teams through the use of sensors on FTC robots in this video series. 



Here are some resources used by the FTC community.

PowerPlay Resources

2021-2022 game and season materials.

The Orange

The official match, event, and team data provider for FTC.

Chief Delphi

A forum about all things robots, used by FIRST teams across the globe.

FIRST Resource Library

FIRST has lots of great resources available for FTC teams.


FIRST  Tech Challenge event statistics.


Learn about the FTC Program with this Mini- Brochure!

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A comprehensive guide for FTC teams, by FTC teams, including teams here in Kentucky!


A variety of resources compiled by FIRST.

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