We require at least four FIRST registered girls. They do not need to be from the same FRC team. We recommend having ten girls on a team.
What are the requirements for individual registration?
We require individuals to be FIRST registered and in high school. Individuals can request to be on teams with other individuals, but all must register separately.
Where should payment be sent?
Registration fees may be mailed to:
FIRST North Carolina
2901 E Gate City Blvd.
Greensboro, NC 27401
How is an off-season competition different from an official event?
This is a one-day event so fewer matches, no judging, and only robot game awards
No robot inspections - Team are on-their-honor to bring robots that are complaint and would pass inspection
What should we bring to the event?
CHARGED robot and power tool batteries
Safety glasses for your team and guests
Hand tools and spare parts
A sense of humor and GP!
Can we have male mentors?
The purpose of this competition is to help girls gain the confidence to participate in all aspects of robotics. For this reason, we strongly feel the teams should be all female. With that said, we do understand that there are special circumstances in which a team will need a male mentor such as when a team does not have enough female mentors to safely function at the competition. Therefore, we will allow one non-high school male mentor on the team. This person will be required to wear an identifying button at all times.
Our team has only one girl who would like to participate, how can she form a team?
There are a few answers to this question! She can reach out to a team already participating and ask to join, or she can register as an individual and we will help place her on a team for her.
We are a team of 10 but would like to invite individuals to work with us. How do we let them know?
Is our whole team allowed to attend the competition?
ABSOLUTELY! We encourage the whole team to attend. We will especially need help with the field set up during the event.
What other roles can the male students do?
As mentioned earlier, one male, non high school student can be on the team. They can also help with scouting and field set up. They are also encouraged to train the girls before the event. They can do this with workshops, hands-on classes, and video. Of course, we can always use cheerleaders.
Will lunch be served?
We will work with a caterer in advance to order box lunches. We will post this information once it becomes available.
We are traveling from out of town, what hotels are in the area?
We are very close to the Raleigh Durham airport, where many are located. Another option is the TownePlace Suites by Marriott Raleigh/Cary on Weston Parkway. If you are attending the Friday evening event, we also suggest Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh Durham Research Triangle, on Harrison Oakes Blvd.
Our team is pretty inexperienced, how can we still compete?
Green Hope Falcons and Pitt Pirates Robotics invites you to their build space for training. Please contact email@example.com if you are interested.
Our team has questions/ concerns about your competition, where can we have these addressed?