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Southern California
FIRST ® Tech Challenge!

(SoCal FTC)







What a Great Season!!!

Congratulations to our 4 SoCal teams who advanced to Worlds: 11770 Curiosity, 10298 Brainstormz, 24433 Inkineers and 25 Rock n Roll Robots! An invitation to Worlds is an accomplishment in its own right, and some of our teams did it one step better! Curiosity was able to capture a 1st place for THINK Award in their Division, BrainStormz achieved Innovate 3rd place and Finalist Alliance of their Division, and Hannah R. won one of the 10 top spots for Deans List.  In a Division of 56 teams, Rock n Roll Robots placed 7th in overall scores for their Division and Inkineers placed 17th for their Division!  See scores here:  https://ftc-events.firstinspires.org/2023/FTCCMP1/awards ___________________________________________________________________ Watch Next Season’s Teaser Video!

2024-2025 INTO THE DEEPSM presented by RTX

Teams will use their STEM and collaboration skills to explore life beneath the surface of the ocean. Along the way, we’ll uncover the potential in each of us to strengthen our community and innovate for a better world with healthy oceans.

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SoCal FTC Registration will open August 1st!

Latest Posts

2024-2025 Season is around the corner!

2024 Season is around the corner! Save your calendars for September 7th, 2024, Kickoff of INTO THE DEEP℠ presented by RTX. FIRST Tech Challenge teams will dive their robots into the depths of the ocean to explore the unknown and reveal its wonders. Registration opens soon! ...

Congratulations to our Volunteers of the Year!

Congratulations to Ken Wah, SoCal FTC Committee Member, in receiving the Volunteer of the Year for Los Angeles FRC! He was instrumental in establishing the sponsorship with XYZ Printing where all of our FTC teams received a 3D printer! Congratulations to Patrick Brophy, the winner of the SoCal FTC Volunteer of the Year Award! Year… Read more ...

SoCal FTC Championship – Lost and Found

Teams, If you lost an item at Championship this past weekend, please call Brian Bugert (626-905-1261). We will hold the lost and found tub at Brian’s house in Monrovia until March 29th. You will need to make arrangements with Brian to pick up your items from his house. After March 29, the bin will be put… Read more ...


Important Information

For the upcoming season, we have launching event registration, with invitations going to mentors. Watch your email!

For new teams, please email info@socalftc.org to get oriented, connected with your League, and welcomed. Want to connect with other SoCal FTC teams? Join us on Discord!


Through a progression of team-based robotics challenges, FIRST® helps young people discover a passion for STEM.



FIRST® Tech Challenge students learn to think like engineers. Teams design, build, and program robots to compete.



It takes many people to run each competition. We are always in need of volunteers from committee members to referees and judges.



It costs over $500,000 to run the region and all of our teams for a year. Do you want to help support our SoCal FTC program?