Rookie Alert- Today is Stop Build Day~What to do before your event~What to bring to your event~What to do at your event
Today is Stop Build Day! You may work on your robot until midnight local time, but your robot must be bagged and tagged when the clock strikes midnight! You will also need to complete the Robot Lock-Up form: http://frc-manual.usfirst.org/.
Regional and District events begin February 28th. Are you ready for competition?
What to do before you leave for your event:
Ensure you have parent permission for students to travel, a list of emergency contact numbers and information on any and all student medical needs. Carry this information with you to the event.
Print out the event agenda: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/regional-events.
Hold a competition event planning meeting with your team. Discuss:
Schedule– see event agenda above
Dress code - all participants should wear closed toed shoes and bring safety glasses
Event behavior - no running, no food in the Pits, practice safe lifting practices
Team protocol - How will you know where your students are at all times? What should students do if there is an issue? Where will you gather for meals?
Plan for team identity. Will everyone wear the same shirts, or hats or badges? - This last item is nice to do, but not required.
What to bring to your event:
Print out your team roster in TIMS and gather paper copies of Consent and Release forms for any team members who did not complete the Consent and Release form electronically. Please note—you will need to bring a team roster and any paper Consent and Release forms to ALL of your competition events.
Locate your Robot Lock-Up form and spare tags (you’re going to need the spare tags to lock your robot up at the end of the event).
Find everything you withheld when you Bagged and Tagged your robot. – Batteries, battery chargers, driver station, etc.
Gather tools, gloves and materials for robot repair.
Pack safety glasses for everyone traveling with you to the event. Your team will spend most of their time in the Pit and no one may enter the Pit without safety glasses. If team members are expecting visits from special guests, friends and family members, those special guests, friends and family members will need safety glasses too. Bring extras.
What to do first at your first event:
When the Pits open, immediately send a mentor to Pit Administration to:
Hand over your team roster and any paper Consent and Release forms.
Pick up your registration packet.
Pick up your team’s participation pins.
Find the official in charge of checking the robot isolation bag and have him/her check your robot and paperwork BEFORE you open the bag.
Set up your Pit space.
Get your robot inspected.
Listen closely to all announcements made over the loud speakers in the Pit area.
Talk to everyone you can. FRC events are filled with knowledgeable people who are willing and able to help your team. This is a great time to make connections with people who can help you right now and in years to come.
Good luck, and have fun!
We’re here to help:
If you have any questions, please contact Team Support at email@example.com or 1-800-871-8326, “0” – they are eager to help you during this rookie season!