What is STIMS

The FIRST Student Team Information Member System (STIMS)* is used to: 

  1. Connect Student Team Members with FTC teams
  2. Collect annual FIRST Consent and Release Forms required for participation in all FIRST events
  3. Submission of FRC awards by authorized Student Team Members
  4. Stay in touch with FIRST Participants

STIMS can be accessed at: 

https://my.usfirst.org/stims/site.lasso

*STIMS is for students ages 13 and up.  Students under the age of 13 use a paper consent and release form when attending a FIRST event.

STIMS is intended for Pre-College Student Team Members & their Parents/Legal Guardians.  Student team members are asked to return to STIMS each season, login using their existing login credentials and reapply to their teams(s). After the student has reapplied to their team(s), parents/ legal guardians can login using their existing login credentials to complete the annual FIRST Consent and Release Form. Please refer to the Returning STIMS Users section below for additional information.  Student team members and parent / legal guardians do NOT register, log into, or enter any information in FTC TIMS

Visit the full FAQ page for more info

Logging In to STIMS

Before you begin

Students under the age of 18 must provide two (2) email accounts; one (1) email account is used by the student to log into STIMS and one (1)
email account is used by the parent to log into STIMS. The email accounts CANNOT be the same; they must be separate and unique. Please
read the steps below to complete the process. Students should ask their parent / legal guardian to check their email following applying to their
team(s).


Attention:

Once a student applies to a FRC or FTC team in STIMS, the student’s name and the parent/legal guardian’s name, email, and phone number will
be shared with the team’s leaders. After the electronic FIRST Consent and Release Form is signed, the student’s name, email, and phone number
will be shared with the team leaders.


Returning Student Team Members STIMS users

1. Returning STIMS student users must reapply to their team(s) using existing login credentialsStudents who have used STIMS in previous seasons should log into STIMS using their existing login credentials and reapply to their
team(s). Do Not create a new student user account each season. Existing student users should login using last year’s login credentials,
accept the annual Terms & Conditions and re-apply to their team(s). Parents/Legal Guardians will be notified of the student’s team
application via email and asked to login using their existing parent user account credentials to continue. If you have forgotten your
password, click the “I can’t access my account” link to reset your password.

NEW FRC and FTC Student Team Members should complete the following steps:

  1. Create Student User Account & Apply to Team Student team members must create a student user account in STIMS and provide his/her name and email address and date of birth. If the student is under 18, they will be asked to indicate their parent’s name and email address. (The parent’s email address must be a different email address than the email address provided by the student.) Students over 18 years of age will be able to update his/her user profile and complete annual FIRST Consent & Release Forms.  After the student creates a user account they must apply to their team, then both the student and the parent will receive a team application email stating that the student has successfully applied to the FRC or FTC team. Students should ask their parent / legal guardian to check their parent email following applying to their team(s).
  2. Check Student Email Account & Activate STIMS User Account After a student applies to a team, they will receive a team application email from STIMS that contains a link to activate their student team member user account. Students should click the link in the email to activate their student STIMS user account. If the student cannot locate the email or if they deleted it by accident, they can click on the “I can’t access my account” to resend the activate user account email.
  3. Confirm Team Application Status & Complete FIRST Consent and Release Forms.  The student team application status is updated by the Main or Alternate team contact in TIMS and may be viewed by the student and parent / legal guardian in STIMS. If you have any questions regarding your student application status, please contact the team leaders of your team(s).

FIRST Consent and Release Forms may be completed by parent / legal guardians and is required for participation at all FIRST events.
If the form is completed electronically by the parent/ legal guardian, the student will be covered for all FRC and FTC events. If the
form is not completed electronically, a signed paper copy of the form will be required for the student to participate at any FIRST event.
The completed copy should be submitted to the team leader prior to events. 

Parents / Legal Guardians

Parents / Legal Guardians should complete the following steps after the student has applied to the team:

(Please note, only the Parent or Legal Guardian whose contact information was provided by the student may complete this process.)


Returning Parent / Legal Guardian STIMS users

  1. Your returning student should first log into STIMS and reapply to their team.
  2. Check Parent/Legal Guardian Email Account & Log into STIMS.  After a returning student reapplies to a team, an email will be sent from STIMS to last season’s parent / legal guardian email account.  The email will notify the parent of the team application and provide direction to update/validate the student’s user profile and complete the electronic FIRST Consent and Release Form. If you have forgotten last year’s email account details, the student can log into STIMS and see what parent email account is on file. If you have forgotten your password, click the “I can’t access my account” link to reset your password.  Parent / legal guardians will be asked to accept the annual Terms & Conditions and will be directed to the Main Summary page of STIMS.
  3. Update Student Profile information.  After logging in, the parent should review and update the student profile.
  4. Complete Student FIRST Consent & Release Form.  After reviewing the student profile, the parent can complete the electronic annual FIRST Consent and Release form. Please note: Students must re-apply to their team(s) before the parent will able to complete the electronic consent form. If the form is completed electronically, the student will be covered for all FRC and FTC events. If the form is not completed electronically, a signed paper copy of the form will be required for the student to participate at any FIRST event. The paper version can be located for download and printed at: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/content.aspx?id=8128
  5. Team Application Status.  Parents and students will be notified via email and in STIMS regarding their team application status. If you have any questions regarding your student’s application status, please contact the team leader of the team(s).


NEW Parent / Legal Guardian Users

  1. Check Parent/Legal Guardian Email Account.  After a student applies to a team, the parent / legal guardian will receive a team application email from STIMS. Parents/ legal guardians should check the parent email account that was indicated by the student. The email will state that their student has applied to their FRC or FTC team and provide directions for the parent on how to activate their parent user account. 
  2. Activate Parent/Legal Guardian STIMS User Account. Parents / legal guardians who are not already users in the STIMS system will receive a team application email from STIMS that  contains a link to activate their parent / legal guardian user account. Parents/legal guardians should click the link in the email to confirm they are indeed the parent of the student and complete the parent user account profile. Parents/legal guardians will be automatically routed to STIMS to set a password and to agree to the STIMS Parent / Legal Guardian Terms & Conditions. If parents cannot locate the email or deleted it by accident, they can click on the “I can’t access my account” to resend the activate user account email to the email account that was indicated by the student.
  3. Complete the Parent / Legal Guardian User Profile. After activating their user account, parent / legal guardians will be directed to the Main Summary page to complete their user profile. 
  4. Update the Student User Profile Parents. should also complete the Student User Profile. The annual FIRST Consent and Release Form cannot be completed without completing the Student User Profile.
  5. Complete the FIRST Consent and Release Form.  FIRST Consent and Release forms are required for student participation at all FIRST events. After the parent has completed the Student User Profile, the parent / legal guardian can electronically complete the annual FIRST Consent and Release Form for their student. If the form is completed electronically, the student will be covered for all FRC and FTC events. If the form is not completed electronically, a signed paper copy of the form will be required for the student to participate at any FIRST event. The paper version can be located for download and printed at: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/content.aspx?id=8128
  6. Confirm Team Application Status.  Parents and students will be notified via email and in STIMS regarding their team application status. If you have any questions regarding your student’s application status, please contact the team leader of the team(s).

FRC and FTC Team Leaders

FTC Team Leaders should complete the following steps using TIMS:

  1. Accept Students onto the Team.  As students apply to a FRC or FTC team, the Main and Alternate contacts of the team will be notified via email. Team leaders should log into TIMS to accept/deny student team applications in the Student section of TIMS. The students and parent / legal guardians will be automatically notified of updates to their team application status via email and within STIMS. If a student team application is denied, the student will still display on the student section of TIMS but will not be displayed on the Team Roster.
  2. Print Team Roster & FIRST Consent and Release Forms.  Team Rosters and Consent Forms are REQUIRED Event Participation.  The Team Roster is a document that lists the student team members and mentors for an FRC or FTC team. Main and Alternate contacts can access and print the Team Roster in TIMS. Team leaders must bring a printed Team Roster to registration at the events listed below. If any students or mentors are not listed on the Team Roster electronically, the Main or Alternate Contact must “pencil in” the names of the students and mentors on the bottom of the Team Roster (blank lines are provided). Team leaders must attach a completed paper copy of the consent form for each student or mentor who has not completed the consent forms electronically.  To print the Team Roster, access the Team Roster using the “View” button in the Student/Roster section of the Team Summary Page. Click the Printable Team Roster button.

Important Note: Although FIRST requires the Team Roster to be submitted at the events below, if there are student team members or mentors that have not submitted a Consent & Release form (electronically or paper) and will be attending an event with your team, the forms will be required at the next event you attend. You must reprint/update the Team Roster and provide it at the next event you attend along with the completed consent forms (electronic or paper) for those team members/mentors who did not turn the forms in previously. If you have any questions contact Team Support at frcteams@usfirst.org or ftcteams@usfirst.org.

Team Leaders MUST print and bring a copy of the team roster and any paper consent and release forms to all FTC events.