SWIFT Scholarships and Financial Assistance Available. 

For Details Please email:  SWIFTRoboticsinfo@gmail.com

or contact one of the Head Coaches

Info

SWIFT MEMBERSHIP

See Below for offerings and cost

Through-out the month of August, SWIFT will be firming up our 2020-2021 Season Teams and Clubs, and Coaches will be holding their first Team/Club meetings.  Coach Scot

Jr. FLL (Discover and Explore) recruiting is limited to Wait-List at this time. 

FLL (Challenge) recruiting is limited to Wait-List at this time.  

FTC is actively recruiting until October 1st.   

 

Swift Robotics aims to provide students in the greater Sandhills area with an immersion STEM learning experience, along with world-class competitive robotics team experience at a low cost.  We have students from the local homeschools, private schools, and public schools participating.  We also have awesome sponsors that are helping us create the next generation of engineers, software developers, business leaders, and entrepreneurs.  

 

SWIFT has designated all of September to facilitate FTC recruitment and membership drive. 

--  During this time SWIFT is asking all current members (including Students, Coaches, Mentors and Volunteers) to complete the updated online application.  This will help us administratively and ensure that we have correct parent/student contact information and enrollment data.

--  We are also asking our community to help us recruit.  Please share with your neighbors, friends, and family information about our club and program offerings. 

--  During July SWIFT is looking to provide information to the community on our Club offerings.  Specifically, SWIFT is able to assist other organizations in many ways to promote, support, and collaborate mutual STEM ideas, goals, and programs.   SWIFT is offering an opportunity to form SWIFT satellite teams, as well as community mentorship to assist other organizations establish and grow their own FIRST STEM programs independently or as part of the SWIFT family.

-- During July SWIFT is looking to recruit Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Team Mentors, Professional Mentors, and Parent Volunteers.  No experience necessary!  Training provided!  Join our team and help us support, maintain, and grow.

    

-- We appreciate it if our families review the SWIFT Community Page to learn about how Parent "Patrons" can help support the club.  A Patron  helps us maintain our “SITE” (keeping it clean, secure, and organized); helps us manage our teams' activities (protecting, facilitating, feeding, and transporting students); and helps us to organize and operate fund-raising activities.   

 

 

Additional expenses not included in Student Membership Fees:

-- We ask families to cover the cost of the team uniform

-- If your child is coming in for one of the optional Saturday build sessions, 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 qualify for and attend several FLL and FTC National and World Competitions. Families are expected to pay airfare and a portion of the hotel costs. We have great sponsors that help offset some of the fees/hotel costs. (The World Championship is optional attendance)

-- Look to our SWIFT Community Page on the website to see an Amazon wish list of our current material needs.  These include high-ticket items like tools and equipment, but also incidental items like paper products, cleaning supplies, and office supplies.  We maintain an Amazon wish list, and appreciate any help in supplying the items listed.

  

--  All coaches and mentors participate on a purely volunteer basis. Our required annual budget is usually around $40,000 to support 10-15 teams and 73+ students, so donations and sponsorship are greatly appreciated. 

 

 

NEW OFFERING!  

SWIFT Media Force (Grades 8-12/Ages 13-18)

New Program for SWIFT.  Details and Schedule established based on enrollment interest.  

For teens (age 13-18) interested in social media, audio/video production, web-page management; this new SWIFT program establishes a media force to initiate, promote and maintain SWIFT media presence, to compete alongside and imbedded within our SWIFT competition teams, and to pursue Social Media competitions at the State and National levels. 

 

-- Season runs from August-March (April if teams advance to the world competition in Houston, TX), Meets twice a week+

-- SWIFT is looking to recruit Parents as Coaches and Mentors for this new program.  No Experience Required (Just a willingness to work with students).  If you are interested or want to know more please contact me and/or fill out the online volunteer application.   I will post critical job openings and volunteer opportunities on the SWIFT Community Page. 

Student Cost:  $250 for Season, $50 for Team T-shirt.      *Student Financial Aid is available.  Please contact Director for details. 

 

 

NEW OFFERING!

First Lego League Discovery (Grades PreK-1/Ages 4-6) 

New Program for SWIFT.  Details and Schedule established based on enrollment interest

For children ages 4-6, this playful introductory STEM program ignites their natural curiosity and builds their habits of learning with hands-on activities in the classroom and at home using LEGO® Duplo bricks and SWIFT/FIRST curriculum. 

-- SWIFT can have up to 5 Demonstration teams of 6 students each (Program has 30 student limit). 

-- Preference given to returning students.  

-- Season October-April; Meets twice a month.   As this is a new program and I will be working closely with interested parents to establish a schedule. 

-- SWIFT is looking to recruit Parents as Coaches and Mentors for this new program.  No Experience Required (Just a willingness to work with students).  If you are interested or want to know more please contact me and/or fill out the online volunteer application.   I will post Coaching openings and volunteer opportunities on the SWIFT Community Page. 

Check out this link for more details on this FIRST program:  https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll

Student Cost:  $200 for Season, $25 for Team T-shirt.   *Student Financial Aid is available.  Please contact Director for details. 

 

 

First Lego League Explore (Grades 2-4/Ages 6-10)

In Explore, teams of students ages 6-10 focus on the fundamentals of engineering as they explore real-world problems, learn to design and code and create unique solutions made with LEGO bricks and powered by LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 and SWIFT/FIRST curriculum.

-- SWIFT has up to 5 Demonstration teams of 6 students each (30 student limit).

 

-- Preference given to returning students.

-- Season October-April; Meets two Saturdays per month from 10:30am-12:00.  

-- SWIFT is looking to recruit Parents as Coaches and Mentors for this program.  No Experience Required (Just a willingness to work with students).  If you are interested or want to know more please contact me and/or fill out the online volunteer application.   I will post Coaching openings and volunteer opportunities on the SWIFT Community Page. 

Check out these links for more information on this FIRST Program:  https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll and https://youtube/1rxq4znDPQ8 

Student Cost: $250 for Season, $25 for Team T-shirt.   *Student Financial Aid is available.  Please contact Director for details. 

 

 

First Lego League Challenge (Grades 4-8/Ages 9-14) 

Code, Design, and Compete with Robots!

Friendly competition is at the heart of Challenge, as teams of students ages 9-14 engage in research, problem-solving, coding and engineering – building and programming a LEGO robot that navigates the missions of a robot game. As part of Challenge, teams also participate in a research project to identify and solve a relevant real-world problem.

-- SWIFT has up to 4 Competition teams of 5-10 students each (30 student limit). 

-- Preference given to returning students. 

-- Preference given to Home School Students.  Public and Private School students are encouraged to apply to their schools' FIRST competition teams if available.  

-- Understand that FLL Challenge is a competition team, and students are asked to be dedicated and committed to the program. 

  

-- Season runs from August-January (possibly through April if team advances to the world competition in Houston) 

-- Teams meet weekly (M-F) and SWIFT offers an optional Saturday open build session 10:30-2:00 for kids to work on building and programming.    Coaches with Parent input establish schedule.

-- SWIFT is looking to recruit Parents as Coaches and Mentors for this new program.  No Experience Required (Just a willingness to work with students).  If you are interested or want to know more please contact me and/or fill out the online volunteer application.   I will post Coaching openings and volunteer opportunities on the SWIFT Community Page. 

-- Check-out these links to learn more about this FIRST program:   https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll;  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Azlq4bWumxI;

and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZsvSVz673g&feature=youtu.be

 

Student Cost: $300 for Season, $25 for Team Shirt.   *Student Financial Aid is available.  Please contact Director for details. 

 

 

First Tech Challenge (Grades 7-12/Ages 12-18)

Code, Design, and Compete with Robots!

FIRST Tech Challenge students learn to think like engineers. Teams design, build, and code robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. Robots are built from a reusable platform, powered by Android technology, and can be coded using a variety of levels of Java-based programming.

-- SWIFT has up to 3 Competition teams of 5-10 students each (30 student limit). 

-- Preference given to returning students. 

-- Preference given to Home School Students.  Public and Private School students are encouraged to apply to their schools' FIRST competition teams if available.    These students should apply to SWIFT if school does not have a a competition team or student does not make the school team. 

-- Understand that FTC is a competition team, and students are asked to be dedicated and committed to the program.   Note: - North Carolina legislation is being studied to place these competition teams on equal ground as a High School Sporting team.

-- Season runs from September-March (April if team advances to the world competition in Houston, TX)

-- Teams meet weekly (M-F) and SWIFT offers an optional Saturday open build session for kids to work on building and programming.  Coaches will open the site other weeknights for our committed students.  These schedule details will be establish through Coaches, Students and Parent input and will be found on the Band app.

-- SWIFT is looking to recruit Parents as Coaches and Mentors for this new program.  No Experience Required (Just a willingness to work with students).  If you are interested or want to know more please contact me and/or fill out the online volunteer application.  I will post Coaching openings and volunteer opportunities on the SWIFT Community Page.

     

-- Check-out these links to learn more about this FIRST program:   https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/ftc;  https://www.youtube.com/user/FIRSTTechChallenge;  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRuNnEWFNCs;

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

Student Cost: $350 for Season, $50 for Team Shirt.   *Student Financial Aid is available.  Please contact Director for details. 

 

 

First Robotics Competition (Grades 9-12/Ages 14-18)

The Ultimate Sport for the Mind TM  -  Code, Design, and Compete with Robots!

Under strict rules and limited time and resources, teams of high school students are challenged to build industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game in alliance with other teams, while also fundraising to meet their goals, designing a team “brand,” and advancing respect and appreciation for STEM within the local community.

-- SWIFT has 1 Competition teams of 5+ students each (5 is minimum). - This SWIFT/FIRST Premiere league is dependent on enrollment of a minimum of 5 dedicated students. 

 

-- Preference given to returning students. 

-- Preference given to Home School Students.  Public and Private School students are encouraged to apply to their schools FIRST competition team.  These students should apply to SWIFT if school does not have a a competition team or student does not make school team.

    

-- Understand that FTC is a competition team, and students are asked to be dedicated and committed to the program.    Note: North Carolina legislation is being studied to place these competition teams on equal status as a High School Sporting team.

-- Season runs from January-March (April if team advances to the world competition in Houston, TX

-- Teams meet weekly (M-F) and SWIFT offers an optional Saturday open build session for kids to work on building and programming.  Coaches will open the site other weeknights for our committed students.  These schedule details will be establish through Coaches, Students and Parent input and will be found on the Band app.

-- SWIFT is looking to recruit Parents as Coaches and Mentors for this program.  No Experience Required (Just a willingness to work with students).  If you are interested or want to know more please contact me and/or fill out the online volunteer application.   i will post critical job openings and volunteer opportunities on the SWIFT Community Page.

 

-- Check-out these links to learn more about this FIRST program:   https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc;   https://www.youtube.com/user/FRCTeamsGlobal;    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSA6InzFAZE;   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgMebpFuKhY;   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmiYWTmFRVE

 

Student Cost: $400 for Season, $50 for Team Shirt.   *Student Financial Aid is available.  Please contact Director for details. 

 

 

 

Mr. Scot Pagett, Swift Robotics Director - ScotPadgett@Gmail.com  

Dr. Robert Deucher, SWIFT Coach - deucher@connectnc.net  

Mrs. Heather Wright, SWIFT Coach - thewrighthomeschool@gmail.com

SwiftRoboticsNC@Gmail.com

SwiftRoboticsBoosterClub@Gmail.com

Make Checks Payable To:

SWIFTRobotics

Mail to:

c/o Scot Padgett 

1025 Pineywood Church Rd. 

Cameron, NC 28326

or make arrangements with one of the Senior Coaches to drop off at the SITE.