The Blessed Trinity Robotics program, composed of 4 teams, competes in the FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Competition. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an organization created to motivate the youth of today to become science and technology leaders of tomorrow. To do so, FIRST engages youth in an exciting program where they can build technology, science, and engineering skills as well as life skills such as leadership and self-confidence. FIRST is the governing body of most robotics competitions internationally. Similar to other governing bodies like the GHSA, they determine rules for competition, team status, and design a new challenge each year in which teams will strive to compete.
The Robotics Team at Blessed Trinity Catholic High School practices every day after school for 2 hours. For FRC, there are two district events, each 2 days long, to qualify for the State Championship and, eventually, the World Championship in Houston. For FTC, there are 4 League Meets and a League Championship to qualify for the State Championship. Like with FRC, the World Championship is in Houston, Texas. Students have the opportunity to be on different sub-teams such as Design, Build, Programming, Business/Media, and Safety. Students can apply for leadership positions within the sub-teams and gain valuable experience for the future. Teamwork is highly valued and extremely critical in the team's success. These sub-teams can range from more hands-on activities within build and design to more management and business-oriented sub-teams.