Team registration is open for both ORTOP and FIRST! For the 2021-22 season, we will be asking teams to pay a one-time Season Registration Fee. This will cover a team’s participation in a qualifying event or league, as well as participation in any non-competitive programming, such as workshops, kickoff events, FIRST Fair, etc. The value teams will receive is much the same as it has always been, but we hope this model will be simpler and more flexible in the long run. For more information about registration with ORTOP, please click here.
Apply for ORTOP’s Team Support award and receive financial support for your robotics team! ORTOP believes all young people in Oregon should have the opportunity to participate in FIRST. However, financial and systemic barriers create opportunity gaps that disproportionately affect students from underserved, underrepresented, and vulnerable communities. Thanks to the generosity of corporate sponsors, charitable foundations, the Oregon Department of Education, and individual donors, ORTOP is able to provide Team Support awards to reduce barriers to participation. Click here to apply.
ORTOP Event Dates
Once you have registered with ORTOP, we will continue to keep you updated on tournament dates. Here is what we know right now:
FIRST Lego League coaches can register for a few learning opportunities coming up this month!
- Our first opportunity is called Introduction to Coaching FIRST LEGO League Challenge, it is a 3-part course August 30th through September 1st.
- Guiding a Team in Programming SPIKE Prime or EV3 Robots Using Scratch is a 4-part series that will teach coaches how to program using scratch starting September 6th.