Georgia FIRST Tech Challenge 2017-18 Season Kickoff and Game Reveal

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Date(s) - 09/09/2017
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Pace Academy - Knights Hall


Get Ready for the 2017-18 Season!

Signup for the Kickoff and Workshops here.


This year’s Kickoff will once again be held at the Pace Academy Fine Arts Center on West Paces Ferry Road.

  • 8:00-8:30 — Registration
  • 8:30-8:50 — Welcome Statements
  • 9:00-9:50 — Session 1 Workshops
  • 10:00-10:50 — Session 2 Workshops
  • 11:00-11:30 — What’s new with FIRST
  • 11:30-12:00 — What’s new with Georgia FIRST Tech Challenge
  • 12:00-12:15 — Kickoff Video & Game Reveal
  • 12:15-2:00 — Referee Q&A and Field Viewing

Note: All times subject to change, so check back often!

Live Stream

Exciting news this year!  We had a live stream of the event.  Click here to go to the recorded livestream.


There will be a series of informational sessions and team workshops available at the kickoff. Coaches may register their teams for any of the workshops. Please realize that seats are filled first-come, first-served.  As a courtesy to other teams and to show great Gracious Professionalism, please limit your team to no more than two people per workshop topic.  If a workshop fills up, teams may be asked to reduce the number of members attending to make room for other teams.

NOTE: We are now enforcing maximum seats per team per topic.  Each team will be allowed up to two seats per topic.  This means one of three scenarios:

  1. Two team seats for a topic during session 1 (no seats for session 2).
  2. Two team seats for a topic during session 2 (no seats for session 1).
  3. One team seat for a topic during session 1, and one team seat for the same topic during session 2.

It is a shortcoming of SignUpGenius in that it can only limit to two seats per session.  We are manually monitoring the 2 seats per topic limitation and will notify teams via email when a seating reduction occurs for their team.

To sign up for Session Workshops, please visit our signup page by clicking here.


Due to the timing of our workshop sessions and the game reveal, we do not have a scheduled lunch break.  Teams are encouraged to eat a hearty early breakfast, or to take the opportunity for a late breakfast or early lunch during the workshop sessions.  Unfortunately, no food is allowed in any of the classrooms, the auditorium, or other ancillary spaces in the building.  We encourage you and your team to enjoy the Pace campus and eat outdoors, or to take advantage of the local restaurants around West Paces Ferry Road and Northside Parkway, such as McDonalds, Chick-fil-a, Steak ‘n Shake, and others.

Officially Register with FIRST

Remember, you cannot order your reduced price kit of parts, and your team cannot register to compete in any official tournaments unless your team is registered with FIRST.  Register your team through FIRST TIMS by clicking here.

Additional Information

Check back often as we will update this site as more information becomes available.