The September 8th 2018 FTC Kickoff and Workshops Sponsored by ECPI University is rapidly approaching! Here are a few updates:
FIRST Robotics Competition Meet the Field is moving to a Virtual Platform in 2019!
FIRST Headquarters just announced that they will be providing virtual fields to all teams immediately following the FRC 2019 Kick Off. Virtual fields have been available in the past, but this year FIRST is working on different applications that can be used on everything from a common smart phone to a high end headset. This natural evolution and enhancement of the FRC program will keep our teams up to date using the latest technology.
FIRST Chesapeake would like to thank our most recent Meet the Field sponsors, Showbest Fixtures and Synalloy, for their considerable contributions of talent and resources over the years. We are grateful for their support and thank them for bringing this tremendous resource to our teams. We are looking forward to exploring new ways that we can continue to partner with our sponsors to build tomorrow's technology leaders.
With the 2018-19 season approaching, we will update the team grants webpage as funding opportunities become known to us. This will include funding for both FTC and FRC teams, rookie and veteran.
Don't forget to check the page!
Is it time to update your Volunteer Youth Protection Screening?
Volunteer background screening is required every four (4) years. If you were screened during the 2014-2015 season, you will be asked to re-screen in the 2018-2019 season. If you would like to complete this process early, you may do so in the Volunteer Registration system by:
Both options will direct you to complete the screening process. If you have any questions, please contact FIRST Chesapeake at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is the preliminary 2018-19 FIRST Chesapeake FRC schedule.
The FIRST Robotics Competition events webpage will be updated in the future.
|November 10, 2018||FIRST Robotics Competition Workshops||Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA|
|January 5, 2019||FRC Kickoff and Game Reveal||worldwide|
|1||Mar 1-3||FIRST Chesapeake District Richmond VA Event||Deep Run H.S., Glen Allen, VA|
|1||Mar 1-3||FIRST Chesapeake District Haymarket VA Event||Battlefield H.S., Haymarket, VA|
|2||Mar 8-10||FIRST Chesapeake District Bethesda MD Event||Walt Whitman H.S., Bethesda, MD|
|3||Mar 15-17||FIRST Chesapeake District Ownings Mill MD Event||McDonogh School, Owings Mill, MD|
|3||Mar 15-17||FIRST Chesapeake District Portsmouth VA Event Sponsored by Newport News Shipbuilding||Churchland H.S., Portsmouth, VA|
|4||Mar 22-24||FIRST Chesapeake District Oxon Hill MD Event||Oxon Hill H.S., Oxon Hill, MD|
|5||Mar 29-31||FIRST Chesapeake District Blacksburg VA Event||Blacksburg H.S., Blacksburg, VA|
|7||Apr 10-13||FIRST Chesapeake District Championship||George Mason University, Fairfax, VA|
Here is the preliminary 2018-19 Virginia FTC schedule. Please note, this is still subject to change and there will be adjustments as we finalize dates with hosting venues.
The FIRST Tech Challenge events webpage will be updated in the future when the schedule for 2018-19 is finalized.
|9/8/2018||FTC Kickoff and Workshops||ECPI University, Richmond and Manassas|
|10/1/2018||FTC Registration opens||online|
|11/17/2018||FIRST Tech Challenge Orange Qualifier||Orange County H.S, Orange|
|12/1/2018||FIRST Tech Challenge Greater Richmond Qualifier||L.C. Byrd H.S., Chesterfield|
|12/1/2018||FIRST Tech Challenge Haymarket Qualifier||Battlefield H.S., Haymarket|
|12/8/2018||FIRST Tech Challenge Heritage Newport News Qualifier||Heritage H.S., Newport News|
|12/8/2018||FIRST Tech Challenge Christiansburg Qualifier||Christiansburg M.S., Christiansburg|
|12/16/2018 (Sunday)||FIRST Tech Challenge Centreville Qualifier||Centreville H.S., Clifton|
|1/05/2019||FIRST Tech Challenge UVA Charlottesville Qualifier||University of Virginia, Charlottesville|
|1/12/2019||FIRST Tech Challenge SWCC Richlands Qualifier||Southwest Virginia Community College, Richlands|
|FIRST Tech Challenge Reston Qualifier||South Lakes H.S., Reston|
|2/2/2019||FIRST Tech Challenge VA Championship Sponsored by ECPI University||Atlee High School, Mechanicsville|