Start a team
The robot game changes every season and is a blast!

FIRST Tech Challenge Romania gives high school students alongside their adult mentors the opportunity to work and create together in order to build a robot that completes all the tasks of the game. Teams are challenged to design and build a robot using a robotics kit of and within a common set of rules to play a fun field game. The robot game changes every season and is a blast!

FIRST rewards teams for achievements both on and off the field − excellence in design, demonstrated team spirit, Gracious Professionalism ® , and outreach efforts are some of the award criteria. Winning is always secondary to the quality of the overall experience.

• Essential steps to starting a BRD FIRST Tech Challenge team:


Gather support resources
Familiarize yourself with BRD FIRST Tech Challenge ↓

Familiarize yourself with BRD FIRST Tech Challenge by checking out the materials on our and FIRST website and social media pages. Then contact us to help you with a plan for getting your team funded, organized, and in touch with other teams in the area.

Mentor Training and Resources

Each team needs two or more adult Mentors who are willing and motivated to coach the team through the build and competition season and beyond. Other adults can volunteer to help with administration, fundraising, community outreach, and other tasks.

Want to Learn More About Being a Coach/Mentor?
Mentor Manual
Youth Protection Program
FIRST Forum Registration Instructions
New Mentors Resource List


Want to Learn More about Fundraising?
Fundraising Resources
Fundraising Guide

Building Teams that Build Robots

Want to Learn More about Preparing your Team for this Season?
Building Teams That Build Robots
Team Blast Archive

Engineering Notebook

Want to Learn More about Creating your Engineering Notebook?
Engineering Notebook Guidelines
• Engineering Notebook Self-Assessment: PDF | Word
• Engineering Notebook Examples: Team 365 (.zip) | Team #4250 (.zip) | Team #5037 (.zip) | Team 6134 (.zip)

Building the Robot

Want to Learn More about Building your Robot?
Robot Building Resources
Programming Resources

Preparing for Competition

Preparing for Competition Checklist
5 Tips for Great Events (video)
Team Judging Self-Reflection
Tips for Shooting Quality Cell Phone Videos