An event webpage was created to help teams find special hotel and food deals arranged just for FIRST Tech Challenge teams and volunteers, especially the weekend of the Christiansburg Qualifier (Dec. 8th) when there are not a lot of vacancies due to Virginia Tech happenings.

Rumble in the Roads has just announced that you'll be able to watch the live webcast of this Saturday's event on TBA GameDay.


Rumble in the Roads is a FIRST Robotics Competition off-season event.



Absolute Zero (FTC 12096) | Slice of Pi (FTC 13441  |  Cascades Thunderbots (FLL 1540) along with Cascades Library
is hosting
Star Wars Reads Event 
on November 3rd from 11 AM to 3:00 PM 
Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl, Potomac Falls, VA 20165. 
This is a great opportunity for teams to inspire young minds, practice on a full field and exchange ideas with other teams and catch up on your outreach. This is a 4-hour event and each team will get 30 minutes on the field to demo and test and another 30 minutes to talk about FIRST with the attendees.
Starwars reads event will be happening at the same venue and is a perfect opportunity for sharing & outreach for your Team.
Signup using this link
Slots are limited and are first come first serve basis
Individual Team timeslots will be posted after closing the registration.
This is a great opportunity for the rookie FTC teams to learn & share with other teams
If you've been thinking about starting an FLL Jr, FLL or FTC team next academic year, this would be a great opportunity to meet existing teams and coaches and learn a bit more what FIRST is all about.  

The FIRST Tech Challenge Christiansburg Qualifier lunch pre-order form will be posted today to the event page.

A direct link may also be found here.

Please note- deadline for ordering and making payment is December 1st

The FTC Orange Qualifier is less than 3 weeks away! Check the event page often- important team information (like lunch pre-orders) will be posted today and later this week. 

Please note- the team lunch order form is due November 9th.

Virginia First Tech Challenge Teams!  Please fill out the forms that applies to your team.


FTC Team to Team Mentoring

Would you like to help out another FTC team?  If so, complete this form if you are an experienced FTC team who would like to share your knowledge and experience with other FTC teams.  We can match you with another FTC team in your area who requested assistance. 


Request for FTC Team Support

Does your team need some assistance?  Complete this form if your FTC team needs technical and/or non-technical support during team meetings and/or during your FTC event.  Your contact information will be share with experienced FTC teams who have offered to help out. 


FTC Teams for Outreach

Let’s spread the word about FTC and FIRST!  We encourage all FTC teams to promote FIRST and inspire others to participate in STEM programs.  There are many outreach opportunities that come our way and we are always looking for FTC teams as exhibitors for various events.  Complete this form if you would like to receive information about outreach opportunities in your area as they become available.


For questions regarding the Virginia FIRST Tech Challenge program, please contact Kristin Clemons at

The registration process this year in slightly different, so we want to remind you that all teams wishing to have two plays this season must register for a second event. Your 1st event preferences DO NOT carry over to second event selection.  
The registration link will be open until Oct 27th for you to enter your team's 2nd event preferences.
Want to get paid to help kids build robots?
FIRST Chesapeake Robotics, a 19 year-old STEM education-based non-profit, is seeking part-time contractors to work with specific middle school FIRST Tech Challenge teams in Richmond City Public Schools. This position requires approximately 6-8 hours of afternoon on-site classroom instruction per week Mon-Thurs. 
Additional hours are flexible and will be used for lesson prep and other duties as assigned. FIRST Chesapeake is willing to coordinate these hours with university career services for possible internship credit for the 2018-2019 academic year. The position reports directly to the Sustainability Project Manager. 
Please click here for more information and the application link

Positions will be filled as soon as the ideal candidates are identified.

Questions? No phone calls please.