FTC Team Resources

iSPACE provides all sorts of FIRST Events to support FIRST (Junior FIRST LEGO League, FIRST LEGO League, and FIRST Tech Challenge) teams, coaches, mentors and tournament coordinators.

Check back often for updates to our resources.

iSPACE Kick-Off (held 9/12/15) Team Presentations

Alex Lambert, Ohio Championship FTA –FTA’s Best Practices Guide

Alex Lambert, Ohio Championship FTA – FTC New Hardware Guide

Alex Lambert, Ohio Championship FTA – Hardware and Software Inspections

Team 4969 – Robot X – Game Strategy

Team 4969 – Robot X – Maintaining Your Engineering Notebook


FTC Getting Started

FTC Basic Setup for ZTE Speed


Southwest Ohio 2016-2017 Scrimmages

Loveland OH Scrimmage – hosted by Loveland Robotics Team (5040 and 10464)
Saturday January 14, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Loveland High School
1 Tiger Trail
Loveland, OH 45140

Tentative schedule:

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM — Team set up and practice.  Teams wanting to go through an inspection or interview will have the opportunity

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM — Scrimmage

Register Soon!


Dayton OH Scrimmage – hosted by Team 4537 (DRSS Enterprise)
Date TBD
Time TBD

Yellow Springs High School
420 E Enon Road
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Schedule – TBD:
The same time/location as a FLL tournament. Our plan is to use the event to train our referees, and Tech personnel. We also discussed offering teams mock judging and if we do we will use it for Judge training.

To register teams can email drss.enterprise@gmail.com and cc Kerry.hicks@sbcglobal.net

FTC Qualifying Tournament Registration Opens 9/11/16 at 12:00 a.m.

  • September 11, 2016 Ohio Qualifying Tournament Registration will begin.  Ohio teams may register for ONE Ohio Qualifying Tournament starting on this date.
  • September 25, 2016 we’ll open a second round of Tournament Registration.  Ohio teams may register for a second Qualifying Tournament if they choose starting on this date.
  • On November 1, 2016 if there are still slots available we will open a third round of Tournament registration for Ohio Teams to register for a third tournament and teams residing in contiguous states (Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Michigan) to register for one tournament
  • New Wait List Priority System
    In the past the wait lists for qualifying tournaments was purely done with a time stamp.  This year Ohio Teams will have priority on any wait lists that are created for Ohio Qualifying Tournaments.
  • This year in Ohio we are going to carefully monitor the FIRST rule about THREE Tournament limits for advancement. This is rule 7.2 in the game manual. “Those Teams who compete in more than three Qualifying Tournaments, League Championships, and Championship Tournaments do so for the purpose of being involved in the fun and excitement of the Tournament and not with the intention of winning awards or advancing to the next Tournament level.”   If you have any questions about this please feel free to get in touch Lori McAlister for more information or clarification.
  • Teams who are no-shows or who pull out of a OH Qualifier without providing at least a 10 day advanced notice may forfeit a slot at the OH Championship. Tournament registration fees will not be refunded unless teams give a 30 day notice of non-participation. There will be a $25 handling fee for all cancellations.

Registration Begins September 11, 2016!


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