FIRST Tech Challenge

It’s way more than building robots. If you are looking for a rewarding and meaningful way to inspire the next generation of innovators, you should consider coaching a FIRST Tech Challenge team. FIRST Tech Challenge is a robotics competition for students in grades 7-12 that challenges them to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge. As a coach, you will guide your team through the engineering process, foster teamwork and collaboration, and help them develop valuable skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, and creativity. You will also have the opportunity to connect with other coaches and mentors who share your passion for STEM education and robotics. Coaching a FIRST Tech Challenge team is not only fun and exciting, but also rewarding and impactful. You will see your team grow and learn throughout the season, and witness their achievements and accomplishments at tournaments and events. You will also be part of a CENTERSTAGEglobal community of FIRST supporters who are making a positive difference in the world. Whether you have a background in STEM or not, you can coach a FIRST Tech Challenge team and make a lasting impact on your students' lives.

When registering a team always be sure to select "Adventist Robotics League" as your region not your geographical location.

What you need to get stared!

FTC Starter Kit

The Adventist Robotics recommended the GoBilda FTC Starter Kit.

$580 for registered FTC Teams. Other parts are available. 

Communication and Control Set*

$280 - Reusable each season

Driver Hub and game pads

Electronics and Sensors Set*

  • REV Robotics Control Hub
  • Power Switch
  • Color & Touch Sensors
  • Cables and Accessories

$300 - Reusable each season.

Playing Field

  • Perimeter Walls $700
  • Floor Tiles $300

Reusable each season
From AndyMark

Power Play Game Set

Game sets and playing objects change each season for the current game. You can purchase a quarter, half or full field game set from AndyMark. The costs vary from year to year.

$300-$500 - NOT Reusable each season
From AndyMark

AndyMark Ordering Information

Click the image above to see what you need to order for the playing field and the Power Play game set.

Single Team Registration


1 team of up to 15 students.

Event Registration - $250 per team to participate in a FIRST Tech Challenge Tournament

*Must be ordered when registering your team.