Our team meets three times a week during the FRC off-season. The off-season starts in the first week of school in August and lasts until about Thanksgiving during the first semester of school. This is primarily used to teach new members about the fun of robotics while building experience. We typically participate in two competitions during this time. Members are encouraged to attend frequently to learn skills that will be used in the FRC season. Normal meeting times are two weekdays after school and once on the weekend, but these may be adjusted for holidays or upcoming competitions:
|Monday||3:30 - 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||3:30 - 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
Our team meets six days a week during the official FRC build season. The FRC build season starts in January on Kick-off Day, when the new FRC challenge is announced. Teams have just over six weeks to create and program their robot. The official build season ends on Bag-n-Tag Day, when teams place their robot in a sealed bag and cannot work on it again until arriving at a competition. It is crucial that members come during this season to work on the robot as often as they can. Our meetings are:
|Tuesday-Thursday||3:30 - 7:00 PM|
|Saturday-Sunday||10:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
Our team meets between three and six days a week during the official FRC competition season depending on need. Competition season starts on the second weekend after Bag-n-Tag Day in late February and runs for 7 weeks during which all FRC District and Regional events are completed. If the team qualifies to go the the FRC Championship in mid-April, meetings times continue a few weeks longer. It is crucial that members come during this season to work on the robot as often as they can. Our meetings are:
|Monday-Thursday||3:30 - 6:00 PM (Tue and Wed as needed)|
|Saturday-Sunday||10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Sun as needed)|
As competition dates approach, meetings may occur more frequently or less frequently, depending on how much work there needs to be done. After the competition season ends in April, the team typically reverts to its offseason schedule or less to allow students to focus on finishing the school year.
During the summer months, the team meets approximately 3 Saturdays each month to work on shop improvment projects for the following year. These Saturdays are announced a few weeks in advance.