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Start a FTC Team

How do I register?

What is the cost of participating in the FTC program?

The FTC program has a $275 program registration fee. Additional season costs include the FTC Competition Kit, event registration fees, and potential travel costs.

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Category 2013-14 Cost
FTC Program Registration* (Required) $665
Samantha WiFi Module (Required) $85

LEGO Educations Mindstorm Kit

TETRIX Competition Kit (includes NXT)




TETRIX Kit of Parts Option A

2013-14 Kit of Parts (with Mindstorms NXT)

2013-14 Kit of Parts (without Mindstorms NXT)

2012-13 Resource Kit





MATRIX Kit of Parts Option B

Special FTC Bundle

HiTechnic IR Seeker

HiTechnic IR Beacon

Bundle includes: MATRIX Base Set, MATRIX Competition Set, HiTechnic IR Seeker, HiTechnic IR Beacon







LabVIEW for LEGO MINDSTORMS 2012 Option A $0
ROBOTC 3.x Option B $49 - $499
FTC Event Registration (Required) $0 - $300
Additional Season Costs (Optional)

These costs may include t-shirts and team marketing material, electronics such as a router, game elements, travel costs, food, spare parts, etc.

$0 - $1000

*Please note that this registration fee covers only the FIRST official registration, and does not gaurentee you a position at an FTC Tournament. It is the team's responsibility to register on time for the event in which they wish to participate in.

What do I need to compete in the 2013 season?

The 2013 season promises to be one of our best and most exciting yet! Seasonal changes and updates to the FTC Competition Kit are underway, and will be announced prior to the kickoff in September. There are limitations placed on the number of kits allowed per team. 

When and where are competitions held?

The Wisconsin state tournament is held annually at UWM. The event for the 2012-2013 season’s game, Ring It Up!, will be held there on February 1-2, 2013. For more information click here.

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