FTC Team Resources

FIRST and many other organizations, including other teams, provide a variety of resources and training for both veteran and rookie FIRST teams. This page contains links to manuals, documents and other resources that will increase your knowledge of FIRST and its various components.

Presentations and Conference Calls

Oct 2012, Captiol College Workshops

FTC Team Resources

  • Team Resources - A collection of FIRST's tips on preparing, programming, building, and participation in FTC.
  • 2008 FTC Coaches’ Manual -Documentation assisting Tech coaches in building a team, building a season, mechanics, a tournament overview and more.
  • FIRST Scholarships - A comprehensive list of educational opportunities to allow FIRST students to further pursue majors and careers in many technological fields
  • Communications Resource Center - A detailed list including important team information and resources to help teams throughout the season
  • FIRST Base - The Autodesk Source for FIRST Teams, includes free software and training
  • FTC Blog - FIRST FTC director's blog

Fundraising and Grants

Other Resources

  • ASEE - The official website for the American Society of Engineering Education
  • ASME - The official website for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Electrical Engineering School info - Online resource for Electrical Engineering undergrad programs.
  • IEEE - The official website for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
  • FIRST Community Alumni - Official community for alumni designed to increase continued support of FIRST.
  • NASA Robotics Alliance - An educational program designed to increase robotics expertise in the U.S.
  • NEMO - The official website for the FIRST Robotics Non-Engineering Mentor Organization, the support group and information exchange for adult mentors
  • NSBE - The official website for the National Society of Black Engineers
  • Robot Chicks Union - The official website for the Robot Chicks Union, advocates of the involvement of females in FIRST
  • Science Resources - A non-profit organization that promotes quality science and engineering education
  • SME - The official website for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • SWE - The official website for the Society of Women Engineers, advocates for women achieving their full  potential in engineering careers