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BSHS Robotics Team in Competition

Watch the March 31 and April 1st competition at Albany - HERE

Ballston Spa is scheduled for Friday: 9:42am, 10:22am, 11:26am, 1:56pm, 2:52pm, 4:20pm and 5:32pm.

Saturday: 9:48am, 10:54am and 11:43am. 


The Ballston Spa Central School District’s FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team 3044 is finishing their build season and is looking forward to competing in the FIRST Robotics Finger Lakes Regional Tournament on March 16-18, 2023 at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). They will compete in the New York Tech Valley Regional Competition  which will be held March 29-April 1, 2023 at the MVP Arena in Albany. 

The FIRST Robotics Competition season kicked off in early January when the 2023 Charged Up Challenge presented by Haas Game Animation was released. In this year’s competition, the FIRST ® Robotics Competition teams are inspired to see the potential of energy storage in a new light as they compete to charge up their communities. Under strict rules, limited time and resources, teams of students are challenged through the FIRST Robotics Competition 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. The program is as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.

In addition to working on their robot for the 2023 season, FRC Team 3044 provided mentorship to FIRST Lego League Challenge (FLL) Teams and FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Teams from Ballston Spa Central School District.

The Ballston Spa Central School District is able to offer opportunities in robotics to our students through the generous support of sponsors including Ballston Spa National Bank, GlobalFoundries/Town of Malta Foundation, Eastern Heating & Cooling, Inc., HMS Agency, Bechtel Foundation, Generations Auto Repair, Aquatic Development Group and Coffee Planet.

Additional information is available by contacting Ballston Spa Central School District’s STEM Coordinator Diane Irwin,, or at the Ballston Spa High School by calling 884-7150 ext. 2317.

For more information about The FIRST Robotics Finger Lakes Regional Tournament click HERE.

• For upcoming matches and qualification results at the Finger Lakes Regional Tournament click HERE

• Here are the scheduled times for BSHS Team #3044 and the direct link for the competition stream for this weekend's Robotics Tournament at RIT: 

Friday: 9:00am,10:20am,1:28pm, 2:38pm, 3:27pm, 4:44pm  Saturday: 9:16am,10:20am,11:40am


For more information about The Tech Valley Regional FIRST Robotics Tournament click HERE.

• To view the complete program for the event click HERE

• Can't make it to the tournament? Watch the excitement by using the direct link HERE