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.
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.
- $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!