Here are a number of resources MN mentors and teams have found helpful.

HTK FTC Demographic Survey
All teams are required to submit a completed demographic survey.

  • Complete one form per team.
  • Submit completed form at your first qualifier during check in.

Team Roster/Consent and Release
At your first qualifier, teams are required to submit EITHER


Teams must submit their Control Award Content Sheet to the judges during morning judging to be considered for this award. Be sure to check the Control Award Instructions for details.


Videos must be submitted no later than the Monday preceding your qualifier. Videos must be submitted for EACH event in which your team would like to be considered.

Once you have submitted your video, please email Norm the following information:

  • File Name
  • Team Name & Number
  • Contact information in the event we cannot access or view the video.

Videos submitted for the MN FTC State Championship must be submitted earlier, please check the State event page for details.


Team #8686 – Height Differential
2016-17 Velocity Vortex

Team #8808 – Ponytail Posse
2017-18 Relic Recovery

We value your feedback about our programs. Please provide us with feedback about the quality of your experience at our events.  Thank you for helping us make these programs better!

All links coming soon!

Coach Survey

Kick-off Event Survey

State Championship Survey

MN Coaches SLACK Channel
Do you have questions about coaching/mentoring your team? Reach out to fellow Minnesota coaches to learn about tips and tricks they have picked up throughout the seasons.

FTC Rookie Coach Training
An interactive training for Rookie and 2nd-year Coaches, hosted by High Tech Kids.

FTC Mentor Manual
Everything a mentor needs to know about FTC!

FTC Mentor Training for Rookies
This 8 part video tutorial is quick start guide is designed for rookie FTC mentors.

FTC Robot Controller
Software Development Kit (SDK), available through GitHub, is designed to work in conjunction with the FTC Driver Station app.

FTC Driver Station App
Available on Google Play, works in conjunction with the FTC Robot Controller SDK.

DIY Field Perimeter Building Instructions
A good cost effective field perimeter alterative.

Order seasonal game elements, field perimeter, robot parts

TETRIX by Pitsco
Need more parts? This is the place to order genuine Tetrix products.

REV Robotics
Electronics and hardware to create unique robot ideas.

PTC Software
Free for FIRST teams: Creo, Mathcad Prime & Windchill

3D Printing
FTC teams have access to a 3D printer at Leonardo’s Basement.

FIRST Programming Resources
Not sure where to start? Tutorials for Blocks, JAVA, Andriod Studio and more.

FIRST Building Resources
Sensors, Build Guides, Wiring and Technology Resources

FTC Marketing Material
Promote FIRST® Tech Challenge and High Tech Kids throughout MN.

Join Our HTK Demo Teams! 
Do you enjoy showing off your robot and enjoy talking to the public? Submit your team’s information to show your interest in demoing with High Tech Kids.

Purple Gear Award
Teams who participate in outreach events with High Tech Kids are eligible for the Purple Gear Award to recognize their service to the FIRST® Tech Challenge program in Minnesota.

MN Team Webpages
Connect and collaborate with other MN FIRST® teams!

FTC Technology Forum
The official FIRST® Forum regarding the new FTC Technology

FTC Tech Talk
The official FIRST® Tech Challenge Video blog.

FTC Blog
Check out Timm Huffman’s official FIRST Tech Challenge blog.

FTC Google+ Hangouts
During the FTC Season FIRST will offer a series of monthly team training and information.

The Orange Alliance
Compilation of seasonal scores from events across the country.

Chiefdelphi FTC Forums
A place where both FTC and FRC teams meet online to discuss all aspects of the FIRST competitions.

FIRST Team Resources
Team resources page for FTC teams.

Event Photos
Many creative people have captured photos at our many events throughout the years.

Email Blasts (link coming soon)
Did you miss an Email Blast from us? All coach correspondence for the season will be posted here.

Season Archives
Looking for records from previous FTC Seasons?

MN FIRST ® Tech Challenge sponsors