Bearbotics operates 3 FTC teams (19541, 19970 and 20771), enough to actively engage 20 - 30 students. These teams were formed in the Fall of 2021 to give more high school students the opportunity to build strong fundamental technical, engineering and teamwork skills before they progressed to the greater demands of the FRC program (4068). Students attending at least grade 9 from any Colorado D38 high school campus (or home school within D38 boundaries) are welcome to apply.
FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) builds competitive robots in an extracurricular team-based setting that helps students explore their interests and develop critical skills in technology, engineering, creativity, teamwork and leadership. Each year a completely-new game challenge is released, which maximizes the creativity, innovation and problem-solving activities. FTC robots feature both autonomous (self-directed) and remote-controlled actions, and can range from simple to very-complex. FTC robots are smaller, less powerful and less costly than FRC robots, but offer plenty of challenge for students. Most Bearbotics FTC students are in grades 9 and 10, and our teams compete in 2 or more events each year. Some events require overnight stays.
Information for this year's (2023-2024) FTC season:
Bearbotics FTC team activity has already started, but it's not too late to join. Click here to request more info.
New students are invited to join our rookie teams, which meet from 6:30 - 8:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays, at the Bear Cave (55 Adams St., Monument). Click here to request more info.
There is a joining/registration process and a nominal activity fee ($175). The student registration process for the 2023-2024 competition season is now complete; click here to make an inquiry to the Coach.
The new official game challenge "Centerstage" and rules have been released! We think it's the most interesting and complex FTC game design ever. Check out the game animation and game rules -- then come visit us and get involved as we master this challenge! And here's more information about the FTC program itself, which is international with 7,000 teams participating!
Bearbotics FTC 2022-3 Highlights:
All 3 Bearbotics FTC teams qualified for the State Championship, all 3 participated in the Playoffs and all 3 won awards there! (We believe this is the first time a single program has achieved any of these marks in Colorado.)
Along the way the FTC teams won a total of 9 awards (a new all-time high), including these 1st place awards:
Coach Jeanette Breton won the Compass Award
All 3 teams celebrate the Compass Award win with Coach Breton @ CO Champs!
Bearbotics FTC 2021-2 Highlights:
Bearbotics starts 3 FTC teams to help new students (at 26 our largest rookie class ever!) get more hands-on skill development and experience.
The teams get a strong start, including:
Win 4 awards
19541 won the CO SW Metro Qualifier event and participated in the State Championship
Team 19541 (Bearbotics "Alpha") poses after Winning Alliance @ CO SW Metro Qual