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A FIRST Robotics Team

Build Season Meeting Dates

Dates for all of our "build season" meetings can be found here.

"Build Season" describes the time we spend building our robot and preparing for competition.

All meetings will be held at Marysville High School in rooms 118/120

We meet every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 5pm to 8pm.

We also meet every Saturday from 9am to 4pm.

Email here for more details


WOW Championship:


CORI Invitational 2019:





The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) combines the excitement of sport with science, technology and business to create a unique “varsity sport for the mind”.  During six intense weeks the students work directly with technical mentors to design, build and test a robot which will compete against other teams in a challenging game.


Our busy season begins in January when the details of the “game” are announced by FIRST.  At that time we receive the basic kit of parts all teams get to build the robot. From that point we have six weeks to design, build and test a robot.  In addition, team members are learning the field of play, rules, and defining a game strategy whether it be offense, defense or special teams. The game changes every year but is always complex and is played in alliances – groups of three schools/teams working together to win over another alliance.  Throughout the competition the team will participate in numerous matches with different alliance partners. Teams need to collaborate because an opponent in one match may be an alliance partner in another.


FIRST has a phrase called “gracious professionalism” which is a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others and respects individuals and the community.  Within this framework fierce competition and mutual gain are not separate notions. FIRST teams compete while treating each other with respect and kindness.


But FRC is not just about the robot.  The team also has students working on communications, marketing, safety, fundraising and community service.


The team needs about $20,000 each year to pay for the kit of parts, competition registration, additional materials/parts, fabrication, tools, and marketing expenses.  The team does not receive any money from the FIRST organization; funding comes from grants, donations and fundraising activities.


Because the exposure students receive from their involvement in FRC is unlike any other existing group, club, or team!

FIRST Robotics Competition Students:

  • Strengthen their interpersonal, time management, decision making, and problem solving skills

  • Get hands-on experience in design and construction

  • Utilize classroom concepts to solve real world problems

  • Establish relationships with mentors eager to teach them new skills and act as role models

  • Gain insight into their chosen field of study which may help guide future career decisions

  • Acquire new skills such as programming, web design, animation, computer aided design

  • Develop leadership characteristics

  • Learn and then implementing the concept of gracious professionalism

  • Increase their self-confidence that comes from meeting and overcoming challenges

  • Obtain an understanding of the need to serve the community

  • Realize that success comes from hard work

  • Are eligible for $14.7 million in college scholarships specifically for participants of FIRST

Team Organization

Our team consists of mentors and students working toward building our robot for competition each year and growing and expanding our team. In order to do this we break up into subgroups in order to maintain organization and communication. Team members have an option to not only build the robot, but contribute to the team in other ways. For example, we have teams like chassis and game device, but also teams like marketing and business. Each subgroup also has a team lead that organizes and brings the team through accomplishing tasks.

Team Member Activities:

  • Building the Robot

  • Marketing

  • Filmmaking

  • Web Design

  • Finance

  • CAD Modeling

  • Graphic Design

  • Brand & Merchandise Design

For More Information, Contact:

Daniel Sakamoto

Team Advisor / BMS Teacher


Team Email Address


Julie DuVal

Team Advisor


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