This year is unique with its remote events. Here are some FAQs about the Ultimate Goal season.
Yes, remote workshops are being planned. There is one scheduled with NH FTC Head Referee Evan Raitt on Wednesday, October 21. More details will be coming through the emails Jenn Morton sends via Constant Contact, so keep an eye out for them.
We are also working with Team Gluten Free – Rover Ruckus’ World Championship team – to have them present a remote workshop about this year’s Ultimate Goal game, a robot they built for it, and troubleshooting issues along the way. All of the team members of Gluten Free have graduated high school and are no longer competing, but they are FIRST enthusiasts and would like to share their knowledge and passion with other teams.
If you have additional ideas for workshops, please let us know what your team is interested in hearing about, we will do our best to present what the teams want.
We do not have a definite timeline for events yet. We are working on a schedule that would include remote workshops this Fall, remote scrimmages which would be non-official events – likely in November & January, a couple of remote Qualifiers – likely in January & February, then hopefully we would be able to move to in person Qualifier events if the virus is under control in March & April. We’re hoping for a late May, early June State Championship in person if virus conditions allow.
We cannot say for sure whether there will be in person events. That all depends on the Coronavirus and how things play out this Winter and next Spring. We hope to be able to hold in person events, but nothing is guaranteed. We will be updating teams regularly through emails and here on the website.