Joining Firestorm

Firestorm is a community team that meets at least 3x a week, adding extra days during build season. Our team is small and mighty, allowing each team member to work in all aspects of robotics.

As a mentor-guided, student-led team, we strongly encourage parents to volunteer and participate in the team’s success. Our parents are just as crucial to the team as its members, as they are influencing and inspiring future innovators and leaders.

Annual Expenses

Listed below is a portion of the team’s expenses for each season.

  • $3,600 – Makerspace Rent/Fees
  • $5,000 – FIRST District Competition Fee
  • $5,000 – Competition Robot Parts
  • $4,000 – FIRST Worlds Competition Fee

Board and Lodging: Optional hotel stays for each of the two district competitions. Depending on how the team does, add three nights for the state championship and four nights for the world championship. 

Annual Dues

  • $750 Annually

The annual dues are determined based on the number of students on the team. Dues can be a stopping point for families, and as a community team, we do our best to keep the dues down, which is why we reevaluate the dues each year. Sponsorships and fundraisers also help to offset these costs to the families, which is why parents need to be involved in the team’s activities. 

Seasons run from August to July of each year. Competition build season begins in January, with the first competition in March. When not in build season, each team member has the opportunity to work on and perfect their skills. 

Learning never stops!

Team Interest Form

Prospective Team Member Information

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Firestorm Robotics is a high school robotics team. We make exceptions to students Grade 8 or younger if they already possess the skills needed to join the team.

High School or Homeschool Information

Extracurricular, Personal and Volunteer Activities

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Parent Information

The information requested below is optional, but it may assist in the review of your admission. You are strongly encouraged to complete this section.

Agreement

I understand that this application is for an opportunity to be a part of Firestorm Robotics. I certify that this information is complete and accurate. I understand that making false or fraudulent statements within this application will make me ineligible for joining the team permanently.

If admitted, I agree to abide by the policies, the rules, and regulations of Firestorm Robotics. Should any information change prior to my entry into the team, I will notify the mentors immediately.

Events, activities, programs, and facilities of Firestorm Robotics are available to all without regard to race, color, marital status, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, as provided by law and in accordance with our team's respect for personal dignity.