The Blessed Trinity Robotics program, comprised of 3 teams, competes in the FIRST FTC and FRC competitions. 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 and on Saturday's for around 3 hours. For FRC (First Robotics Competition), there are two district events, 2 days long, to qualify for the State Championship and eventually, the World Championship in Houston. For FTC (First Tech Challenge), there are 4 League Meets and a League Championship to qualify for the State Championship. Like FRC, the World Championship in Houston. 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. Team work 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.