2017-2018 FTC/FRC Season Info


August 30th, 2017

 Freshman Orientation Core Team members to promote and talk to the freshman about benefits of the club.

September, 2017

FIRST releases its calendar of events and other competition information.

Team organization begins.

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 – Maker Faire – FIRST FRC

Sunday, September 30th, 2017 – Hudson Vally Rally

September – December, 2017

Team meetings:  Regular team meetings will be held in CHS Maker shops (AKA CHS woodshop) every Wednesday. Sub-team meetings and/or other group sessions are scheduled as needed.

Required for all FRC Team Members: Saturday Work sessions January kickoff. The web calendar and meeting notices are regularly updated on teams website (www.team5943.org).

·         Saturday, October 21st Innovation Day – CHS robotics team demo (George Fisher Middle School) 7:30am setup event is over at 12pm.

·         Saturday, November 4th Robot Rumble – Balston Spa High School (Overnight) Offseason FRC Event

·         Saturday, December 16th FTC Regional Competition Red Hook High School.  (one hour drive, starts at 8am-6pm)

Special events include Carmel Kid’s Day, training sessions, field trip(s), guest speakers, Homecoming parade.


January 6, 2018

 FIRST FRC Kick-off  New Rochelle High School

January 6th –  February 22, 2018

The 2018 Build Season

Work session’s weekends and meetings daily?

January 9th – Kennedy High School Regional FTC Competition

March-April, 2018

FIRST Regional competitions:

NY Tech Valley March 16th – March 18th  (RPI)

Hudson Valley Regional March 24th– March 26th (RCC)

Championships, Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, MO*?

May, 2018

Sponsor recognition, school recognition and post-season team celebration

June-August, 2018

Summer activities may include training, community outreach, and corporate fundraising.

*Team registration for these competitions is possible.