For centuries, sports have played an integral part in our culture. The FIRST community is building a culture that recognizes the athlete in each of us. This season, our programs represent the evolution of our sports and activities that make us physically and mentally strong. We’re teaming up with Disney and Lucasfilm for our 2020-2021 robotics season theme: FIRST GAME CHANGERS, powered by Star Wars: Force for Change. It’s time to redefine the game and revolutionize the way we play and move. Explore our programs and join us on the field this season.
FIRST® LEGO® LEAGUE
Grades preK – 8
FIRST® LEGO® League introduces STEM to children ages 4-14 through fun, exciting hands-on learning. Participants gain real-world problem-solving experiences through a guided, global robotics program, helping today’s students and teachers build a better future together. FIRST LEGO League’s three divisions inspire youth to experiment and grow their critical thinking, coding, and design skills through hands-on STEM learning and robotics.
FIRST® Tech Challenge students learn to think like engineers. Teams design, build, and program robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. Robots are built from a reusable platform, powered by android technology, and can be coded using a variety of levels of Java-based programming.
FIRST® Robotics Competition teams design, program, and build a robot starting with a standard kit of parts and common set of rules to play in a themed head-to-head challenge. Teams also build a brand, develop community partnerships for support, and work to promote STEM in their local community.
FIRST remains committed to continuing our efforts to give students the skills and confidence they need to change the world – today and tomorrow. Learn about opportunities for online learning/skills development, FIRST supported activities, and a place to stay connected to the FIRST community during this global pandemic. FIRST at Home
It’s Volunteer Appreciation Month and FIRST BC wants to feature some of our amazing volunteers! First up is Simon Erlic, an alumni of FTC 11589 – Fusion from St. Michael’s University School. Simon started volunteering with FIRST BC even before he graduated high school, helping with outreach events and other activities. As an Engineering student […]
The mission of FIRST is to encourage young people to become science and technology leaders and innovators. We know how hard it is to go to school and still find time to volunteer with FIRST. FTC BC will be awarding up to five $500 honouriums to FIRST Alumni Volunteers to help with their school expenses. […]
BC will be participating in the FTC Fair Play Initiative to encourage teams to share videos of their robots and mechanisms. Teams are asked to be honest in their scoring, transparent by sharing match videos and pledge to follow FIRST values like Gracious Professionalism. We’ll be sharing a list of teams on our website who […]
FIRST Tech Challenge teams will be competing in League Events during the month of March. Teams play the Remote version of Ultimate Goal. League 4 – Teams can submit 6 match scores between March 7 and March 13. League 5 – Teams can submit 6 match scores between March 24 and March 30. Find out all […]
FLL Challenge held its first “remote” event in BC this season, a small scrimmage. Nine teams participated. It was a learning experience for all of us, especially since we were using the new Remote Event Hub which still has a few bugs! But it left us all energized and ready for more events.Opening was on […]
Our FIRST Tech Challenge teams have been competing in Remote Events so far this season. League 3 finished on January 30 and there was a Wrap-up Event on January 31 with both Virtual Pits and video with robot highlights from all the teams. Find out all the details and results from all the League events […]
Tonight, January 20, at 7:00pm is the Drivers Meeting for January. Meet with our Head Ref to talk about scoring, rules, and ask questions about Remote Events. The link for the Drivers Meeting has been sent to all teams and posted on Discord. Use the Contact Us page if you need the link. The Drivers […]
League EventsTo accommodate team schedules, the January League event was split into two events. League 2 wraps up on Jan. 16 and League 3 wraps up on Jan. 30. Teams can choose to compete in either or both events. For Remote Events, some teams are able to use the Open Field for their competitions. Teams […]
Play Kahoots with FIX IT and talk about game rules with the BC Head Referee. These workshops are intended for FTC teams and focus on various areas of building and programming FTC robots. FRC team members are welcome to register too. Workshops run at 4:30pm and will be posted on Youtube afterwards. Please register for the […]
Some teams have found great parts for their robots in unusual local stores. Learn about some ideas used in past robots and bring your ideas to share. These workshops are intended for FTC teams and focus on various areas of building and programming FTC robots. FRC team members are welcome to register too. Workshops run […]