To officially join RatPack, there are 6 fairly simple steps.
You will need:
Parent contact information
Credit card information
As a member of the RatPack, whether you are a new or returning student, you must complete these steps. The entire process can be done online in one sitting. If you have any questions or would like to work with us one-on-one, send us an email at email@example.com
Join the Google Group for RatPack (email distribution list)
Consent and release form (online form)
Team Registration (online form)
Register with FIRST (through STIMS, Student Team Information Member System. This opens in late September! Please don't try to do this now!)
Team Fee ($250 per student, paid annually)
Looking for middle school robotics?
RatPack is for students in 9th-12th grade. For students in 6th-8th grade, check out our FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Team 7305, the GearCats! RatPack works very closely with the GearCats and it is a great first step into the FRC world. With mentors and student mentors from this team running the program, we do our best to educate FTC students on FIRST, robotics, STEAM, and engineering.
1. Join the RatPack Google Group
We send out meeting time updates, surveys, and other important information by email through our Google Group. Please click the button below and request to join the Google Group. Make sure to:
Put your name (so we know who you are!)
Select “Send me an email for every new message”
Have parents join so they are updated as well
Visit our Contact page for a list of other contacts.
2. Fill out our Consent & Release Form
We want to make sure everyone is covered, and, in the case that anything should happen, we want to know exactly how to react. Here is an online form for the 2019/20 FRC Season.
3. Fill out our Team Registration Form
An online form for the 2019/20 FRC Season. This helps us get to know you and how to best make contact and to assist you in signing up for the subteam of your choice.
The subteam interest form only needs to be filled out by new members.
4. Register with FIRST
Join FRC Team 830, the RatPack
We are thrilled to know you are interested in FIRST. And, of course, so is FIRST! They have a super-duper official registration process for you to go through. Click here for FIRST’s instructions, or click an image below for a helpful slideshow tutorial.
5. Team Fee
If you prefer, make a check out to Team 830 The Ratpack and bring it to a meeting.
6. High Five
Wow! That was a lot of forms. That needs a high five, wouldn't you think?