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.

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.

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

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.

Sarah's phone is working again- thank you for your patience!

She can always be reached by email as well at

Save the date! It’s never too early to plan to pass inspection.

This year FIRST Chesapeake will once again be offering robot pre-inspections at the 4 locations listed below.

Teams will not receive an inspection sticker. This event is designed to alert teams to what needs to be fixed prior to first event.


Date: February 23, 2019

Venue: Osbourn Park HS
Address: 8909 Euclid Ave, Manassas VA 20111
POC: Denyse Carroll

Capacity 20


Date: February 23, 2019

Venue: CTC @Hull Street
Address: 13900 Hull Street Road, Midlothian VA 23112
Onsite Contact: Paul Lathrop 

POC email:

POC phone: 8043573934

Capacity 25


Date: February 23, 2019

Location name: Peninsula STEM Gym

Location Address: 11516 Jefferson Ave Unit #2 NEWPORT NEWS VA 23601

POC email:

POC phone: 703-200-2336

Capacity: 20, and Limited by parking to ~6 vehicles at a time


Date: February 23, 2019

Location name: Atholton High School

Location Address: 6520 Freetown Rd, Columbia, MD  21044

POC email:

POC phone: 443-996-7000

Capacity: 25

*This is a new addition to the list* 11/07/18


Registration form to open after FRC Kickoff (January 5, 2019)


For a printable version, go here

If you need to reach Sarah Gagnon, Community Engagement and Volunteer Manager, please email her at . She is having phone problems.  If you have called her this past week and she has not returned your call, this is why. 




Location: George Mason High School- 7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043

When: The GMHS club is there on Tuesdays after school (3:00pm). Arrangements can be made to come at other days/times by contacting Don Brobst.

Point of Contact: Don Brobst 703-585-1275