Team Blast - 07-10-14

FTC Team E-mail Blast

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Contents:

  1. Gear Up With FTC! Make sure to check out our Virtual Summer Conference
  2. FTC Rookie Grants Available!
  3. New Coaches Corner, we want to hear from you!

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1.  It’s time, FIRST Tech Challenge mentors, coaches, and teams to think beyond the robot to the bigger picture. It is time to connect with experts and teams from around the world. It is time to take your skills to the next level. It is time for an FTC community-wide virtual conference. Introducing – drum roll, please – Gear Up With FTC!

Find more information here:

 http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/ftc/gearupwithftc


2.  We need your help! We have officially launched a 2014-2015 Rookie Grant available for new (first year) teams in North America to cover the cost of registration at $275 per team.

Here are the details:

  • The FTC Rookie Grant Program is projected to cover registrations for more than 700 new FTC teams.
  • The FTC Rookie Grant is available to new teams participating in the upcoming 2014-2015 FTC season
  • First-time FTC teams in North America are eligible to apply for a Rookie Grant.
  • All grants are limited and awarded through a need-based first come, first served application process.

Help us spread the word and grow the FIRST® Tech Challenge Program!  

Tell your friends who are looking to start a team about this grant. Send them to the FTC Page to learn more:  http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/ftc

And, don't forget to re-tweet the Rookie Grant tweets on Twitter  (@FIRSTweets) and share the Rookie Grant Facebook Posts (FIRST Official Facebook Page).

Contact ftcteams@usfirst.org for more information.


3. We are looking to start a Coaches Corner for YOU in our e-mail blasts. We want to hear from you! What do mentors and coaches need to be successful in FTC? If you have questions you want answered or great advice to give please e-mail ftcteams@usfirst.org!

Find more info about our Summer Conference here!

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