FTC-Iowa thanks the students, mentors, coaches and volunteers for their understanding and flexibility as the challenges of the pandemic are being worked through. The goal for FTC-Iowa is to give the best opportunity to everyone, while taking necessary safety precautions for all involved. 

The FTC-Iowa looks forward to the 2022-2023 POWERPLAY Season. We understand and are prepared for this season to once again be different than a traditional season.  

Questions & Answers

  • Does Iowa offer qualifier events?
    The FTC program in Iowa has implemented the league format for the past decade. Teams need to compete in meets (between 3-5) and accumulate scores which are then used at the League Tournament.
  • My team is not from Iowa (or Eastern Nebraska). Can we attend your events?
    Unfortunately, the FTC program in Iowa has "closed" borders, so only teams from Iowa and Eastern Nebraska are able to participate.

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Important Dates for the Iowa FTC program

Sept. 10, 2022 - POWERPLAY game is revealed.
  • Locations:
    • Eastern Iowa: Prairie High School, 401 76th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA
      • Doors open at 7:30am
      • Pre-registration is required
      • Agenda:
        • 8:30am: Doors Open
        • 9:00am-10:40am: Seminars
          (30 minute sessions with 5 min transitions)
        • 10:45am-11:00am: Enter auditorium 
        • 11:00am: Live Stream from FIRST
        • 12:30pm: Wrap-up and dismiss
           
    • Central Iowa: Norwalk High School, 1201 North Ave., Norwalk, IA
      • Doors open at 9:00am
      • Pre-registration is required
      • Agenda:
        • 9:00am: Doors Open
        • 9:25am-10:50am Seminars
          (25 minute sessions with 5 min transitions)
        • 10:55am: Welcome & Live-Stream from FIRST
        • 12:30pm: Wrap-up and dismiss
           
    • Western Iowa: Creighton Prep High School, 7400 Western Ave., Omaha, NE
    • Quad Cities: Augustana College, 639 38th Street, Rock Island, IL
      • Check-In at 9:00am
      • Pre-registration is required
      • Agenda:
        • 8:00am-8:20am: Team Check-in at Gerber Center
        • 8:30am-10:20am: Seminars
          (30 minute sessions with 10 min transitions)
        • 10:30am-11:00am: Keynote speaker
        • 11:00am: Live Stream from FIRST.
        • 12:00pm-1:00pm: View Competition Field
Oct. 2022 - Jan. 2023 - Meets (In-person)
  • League Meet Week #1: October 22-28, 2022
  • League Meet Week #2: October 29-Nov. 4, 2022
  • League Meet Week #3: November 5-11, 2022
  • League Meet Week #4: November 12-18, 2022
  • League Meet Week #5: November 19-25, 2022
  • League Meet Week #6: November 26-Dec 2, 2022
  • League Meet Week #7: December 3-9, 2022
  • League Meet Week #8: December 10-16, 2022
  • League Meet Week #9: December 17-23, 2022
  • League Meet Week #10: December 24-30, 2022
January-March, 2023 - Tournaments & Championships 
  • January 7, 2023: League Tournament
  • January 14, 2023: League Tournament
  • January 21, 2023: League Tournament
  • January 28, 2023: League Tournament
  • February 4, 2023: Super Qualifier
  • February 11, 2023: Super Qualifier
  • February 18, 2023: Super Qualifier
  • March 3/4, 2023 - Iowa Championship