Following a sports model, the Timothy Christian FIRST® Tech Challenge team designs, builds, programs, and operates a robot of its own design to play a floor game (revealed each September) in an alliance format. Guided by adult coaches and mentors, students develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles, while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and sharing ideas.
The season runs from September to April. The practice schedule includes one after school practice, one evening practice, and one Saturday morning practice per week during the season. Competitions are held by region on selected Friday evenings and Saturdays, approximately 6 times per year. The team is open to students in grades 6-12 .