Children between the ages of 6-18 can participate through one of four programs for different age groups. Like for youth sports, teams are typically run by parents. Many teams are run out of private homes. There is no central sign up. The first step is to begin talking to parents and teachers in the community. In order for your child to participate, you might need to start a new team. ORTOP offers free training to help you become a successful coach. Local 2016-17 season contacts by league are as follows:
|Junior FIRST LEGO League (Jr.FLL)|
|No known teams|
LEGO League (FLL)
|928||Athey Creek Robots||Bobbi Kelly||Athey Creek Middle School|
|28514||Golden Gears||Jennifer Irving||Athey Creek Middle School|
|24486||Bobcat BOTS||Jason Culp||Boeckman Creek Primary School|
|23840||Lego Lightning||Kelly Crouch||Lowrie Primary School|
FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC)
|7516||Mr. Roboto||Jason Culp||Inza R. Wood Middle School|
|9531||Short Circuits||Colby Englund||Athey Creek Middle School|
|11890||Neon Robots||Bobbi Kelly||Athey Creek Middle School|
FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)
|1425||Error Code Xero||Team contact form||Wilsonville High School|
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The WRSG board authorizes Craig's fund-raising activities and accepts responsibility for the expenditure of granted funds in accordance with stated restrictions for their use.Craig Faiman, fund raising director
Wilsonville Robotics Stewardship Group
c/o Wilsonville High School
6800 SW Wilsonville Rd
Wilsonville OR 97070-7787
The WRSG is a volunteer organization with no paid staff.Tom Sommerville, president
Craig Faiman, fund raising director
Martha Burrell, treasurer
Bobbi Kelly, secretary
Consider any established youth sport. Legions of parents volunteer to run programs to introduce kids to the games in some cases as early as kindergarten. Parents might enroll their children in a variety of sports so each child can determine their own favorite. By the end of high school, a student has a sufficient depth and scope of defining experience to make an informed decision about what sport, if any, to pursue as an adult. In an era increasingly driven by technology, what similar defining experiences do we provide the next generation to make informed science and technology career decisions? FIRST offers age-appropriate robotics leagues internationally to provide one answer to that question.
Programs like FIRST are perhaps the future of education. But today these programs are run by volunteers and funded by contributions. Looking at the expenses, the major portion of the costs are the robots themselves. But the major value of the programs is in the experiences: computer programming, mechanical design and construction, electronic design and building, all in a team environment with an emphasis on innovation, critical thinking and gracious professionalism. FIRST robotics provides students the necessary experience to make informed decisions about science and technology careers.
Community sponsor $20,000 and above
$5,000 to $19,999
$1,000 to $4,999
$500 to $999
$100 to $499
The levels above provide a structure for the teams to recognize sponsors of different degrees. For sponsors who have provided written permission for use of their logo, the teams might display the logo in the following places:
The teams make decisions about sponsor recognition. The stewardship group makes no express or implied commitments regarding sponsor recognition.
The program is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Wilsonville. In 2014, the Pacific Northwest FIRST Robotics Wilsonville District Event, a FRC competition, will be hosted by Wilsonville High School. Robotics is a high school club. The school district makes rooms available at Wilsonville High School for meetings, training and storage. The middle and primary schools make assembly time available for robotics presentations and distribute robotics communications. Volunteers from the local business community make up the team coaches and technical mentors. Students from the high school team also serve as technical mentors on the younger teams.