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FTC Signups Are Open Through June 9th!

posted May 24, 2016, 6:07 AM by c s   [ updated May 24, 2016, 6:13 AM ]
Moorestown Robotics is growing.  

In addition to supporting FLL teams, we are stepping up to FTC.  FTC, or FIRST Tech Challenge (http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/ftc ), is for ages 13-18 and is the next step up from FLL. This year, the immediate plan is to support one team of 10 kids.  Therefore we have VERY limited seats.  Registration deadline is Thursday June 9th.  Cost per person will be $400.

To gauge every child's interest and commitment, we will have a 5-10 minute interview and preference would be given to high schoolers who have some programming background.  The interviews will be on Sat and Sun June 11th and June 12th.  (times to be announced).  You will have to pick one of those dates while signing up on our website here by clicking here.

Though the official FTC season kicks-off in September, with the tournaments in November-December, we intend to start the program in late June and continue over the summer.  This will help the children get comfortable with the FTC framework, programming environment and the robot construction set. 

Remember, commitment through the season will be at least 4-6 hours a week, but may be more near competitions.

If we can get more coaches, we can consider additional teams.  If you are interested in being a coach for the FTC, please go to our website or click here: http://www.moorestownrobotics.com/home/coach-s-signup

We can only offer these programs with active support from parents.  Please consider coaching so that these program can be there for your children and others in years to come.  

For those looking for FLL signups, we will begin that process after the June 13th information session. Please watch for news about that meeting.

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