FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION – GRADES 9-12
Welcome to Our 10th Season!
THAT ONE TEAM is a community-based high school robotics team located in NE Grand Rapids, MI.
That ONE Team is now in our 10th year of FRC. We started as LEGO® in Paradise in 2006 as a FIRST® LEGO® League team, and were successful right from the beginning – we won tournaments and had an impact in our community by starting other FLL teams. Those teams led to the creation of Paradise Teams, the organization that sponsors That ONE Team. We retired from FLL in 2013 after attending the World Festival with two different teams in the two preceding years. However, in 2013 while attending the FIRST® Championship as spectators, we decided that we needed to start an FRC team. Since we had some experienced FIRST® members and there were no other FRC teams in our area, it was a good fit.
And thus, Team 4967 was born, created to produce Our Next Engineers.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Ultimate Sport for the Mind
We call FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.”
Under strict rules, limited time, and resources, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team to success. each season end with an exciting world championship where 450 teams will be competing to win the world title.
FIRST also provided over 80 million in scholarships in 2021 to students who took part in the program.