Swift 2019/2020 Season Information

First Lego League Junior (Grade K-4)

Swift has 4 teams that meet one-two Saturdays per month from 10:30am-12:00

https://youtu.be/1rxq4znDPQ8 

Season August-December

 

First Lego League (Grade 5-8) 

Season runs from August-January (April if they make it to the world competition in Houston, TX) 

https://youtu.be/1rxq4znDPQ8 

 

Swift has 4 teams that meet weekly and offers an optional Saturday open build session 10:30-2:00 for kids to work on building and programming. 

 

Team 45324 “That Team with Capes” and Team 40432 “C.E.O’s” meet Thursdays 6:00-8:00

Team 18139 “Megatronix” and Team 45115 “Intergalactic Fire Ants” meet Fridays 6:00-8:00

First Tech Challenge (Grade 7-12)

Season runs from September-March (April if they make it to the world competition in Houston, TX)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRuNnEWFNCs

Swift has two FTC teams that meet weekly Fridays from 6:30-8:30 and offers an optional Saturday open build session 10:30-2:00 for kids to work on building and programming. Coaches will open the site other weeknights for our committed students, these details will be found on the Band app.

First Robotics Challenge (Grades 9-12)

https://youtu.be/FZsvSVz673g 

 

Season runs from January-March (April if they make it to the world competition in Houston, TX

Swift will not have an FRC team for the 2019/2020. Our program has doubled in size so it was decided to fund additional FLL JR & FLL teams this year instead of fielding an FRC team. We hope to find sponsors and fundraise to reestablish an FRC team next year. 

 

Costs

Swift Robotics aims to provide the greater Moore County area a world-class competitive robotics program at a low cost. We have students from the local homeschools, private schools, and public school participating. Currently, there are no fees to join our program. We have awesome sponsors (LINK TO SPONSOR PAGE) that are helping us create the next generation of engineers, software developers, business leaders, and entrepreneurs.  

 

We appreciate it if our families join the Swift Robotics Booster Club ($50.00 family membership) to help offset some costs. (LINK TO BOOSTER CLUB PAGE) 

 

We often ask families to cover the cost of the team t-shirt (usually under $25.00) and if your child is coming in for the optional Saturday build session we often order pizza for lunch so $3-5 towards that helps us save our budget for robot parts. 

 

Our students often excel at the North Carolina state level. We have been fortunate enough to attend the FTC World Competition in Houston for the past two years. Families were expected to pay airfare and a portion of the hotel costs. We had great sponsors that helped offset some of the fees/hotel costs. Worlds is optional attendance.

 

Look to our Booster Club page for a list of our current needs. All coaches and mentors participate on a purely volunteer basis. Our required annual budget is usually around $50,000 to support 10 teams and 73 students, so donations and sponsorship are greatly appreciated. 

 

For more information contact:

Scot Pagett, Swift Robotics Director ScotPadgett@Gmail.com

Jon Hicks, FTC Coach- Jehicks17@Gmail.com

SwiftRoboticsNC@Gmail.com

SwiftRoboticsBoosterClub@Gmail.com

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