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Register a FIRST Tech Challenge Team in Georgia

Steps to Register a Team for Leagues in Georgia:

  1. Register with FIRST
  2. Register for Georgia FIRST Leagues
  3. View League Assignments
  4. Pay the Georgia FIRST League Fee
  5. Wait for Final Confirmation

1. Register with FIRST

Registration with FIRST continues all season long.  But before any team can participate in any FIRST event (excluding Kickoff), they must complete their registration with FIRST.

The cost of registration is $275.  This does not include the robot.

If you are counting on a Rookie Team Grant to help cover your costs you must wait to complete the checkout process until you are notified.  If you complete the checkout process before you are notified, you will not be able to apply the grant money and it will revert into the grant pool to be awarded to another team.

Begin your FIRST registration by visiting Start A Team.

Some helpful links:  Storefront Instructions and What to Buy.

2. Register for Georgia FIRST Leagues

Once a team has completed its registration with FIRST, they can then register for Leagues with Georgia FIRST

NOTE: Payment is not required at time of registration — see step 4 below for due dates.

Completing the Georgia League Registration:

  1. Click to visit the League Meet & Tournament Registration Fee Page.
  2. Select the FTC Event: “League Fees – Registration @ Georgia.”
  3. Enter the Team Number for the team being registered.  If you receive the error, Team Number is not registered with USFirst.org, please verify the number entered. If you continue to receive this error, contact shovey@gafirst.org.
  4. Enter the Team Name at the time of registration.  If the team name changes at any time after paying the league fee, please send an updated team name to shovey@gafirst.org.
  5. Enter the School / Organization.  If the team is an independent community team with no supporting entity, enter “Community Team” for the organization.
  6. Enter the City, Country, and State where the team is located.
  7. For the number attending, enter the number of students on the team at the time of paying the league fee.
  8. Enter the primary contact information.  Note that the system will generate an invoice that will be sent to the email entered for the primary contact.  Make sure the invoice can be received.
  9. Provide an alternate contact if one is available.
  10. Click the SUBMIT button to complete the registration part.
  11. Once submitted, an invoice will be generated and emailed to the primary contact from donotreply@gafirst.org.

3. View the Team League Assignments

This year, we asked teams if they have a preference of which League they would like to be a part of.  Teams that provided feedback were able to get their first, second, or third pick.  Teams that did not provide feedback were then assigned to leagues based on distance and availability.

Click here to see the latest league assignments.

4. Pay the Georgia FIRST League Fee

Once your invoice is generated and received, a team may then pay the League Fee with Georgia FIRST.  This fee covers participation in all league meets offered in your assigned league the League Tournament.  A minimum of three league meets must be offered.

The cost of the League Fee is $250.

League Fees are paid by:

  1. Completing the league registration (step 2 above)
  2. Receiving the league registration invoice (after clicking ‘Submit’)
  3. Paying the league registration fee by check (snail mail) or credit card (PayPal)

Teams must pay their league fee at least one week prior to the first event they will participate in. Teams may not participate in any League events until their League Fee is paid.  Teams ultimately have until November 15, 2018 to pay their League fee.  Not paying this fee before this deadline will cause the team to be removed from their league and moved to the non-league schedule.

Making a payment via Check:

  1. Send a check or money order to the address provided on the invoice you received.  

Making a payment via Credit Card or PayPal:

  1. Visit our online payments page.
  2. Under the FIRST Tech Challenge team payments, select the “Georgia League Fee – $257.50”
  3. Enter your team’s number in the field below the selection.
  4. Click the “Pay Now” button.
  5. Follow additional instructions on the PayPal page.

NOTE: It may take a few days for us to acknowledge your team’s payment.  We thank you for your patience.

5. Wait for Final Confirmation

Once all of the above steps are complete (FIRST Registration complete, Team Survey received, and Georgia League Fee paid), we will send you a confirmation email to let you know the status.  If something is not complete, we will contact you periodically to let you know what is missing.

We will also notify you separately once your team is assigned to a league.  Your team’s information will be provided to your League’s organizers and they will contact you with additional information to participate in the league.