After spending last season working over Zoom, TKO is back to in-person activities for the 2021-22 season. Due to the circumstances of COVID-19, we have scheduled a rookie program that splits time between remote and in-person training for students interested in joining our team in an effort to maximize efficiency while also prioritizing health in accordance with COVID-19 regulations and guidelines. Our members have planned out an agenda to create an engaging learning environment for the new rookies. Some of our plans include hosting introduction meetings explaining what we do as an FRC Robotics team, giving an overview of our many departments, and demonstrating how everyone works together and utilizes their own skill sets to help your team succeed in competitions.
Starting this year, we are splitting the members of TKO between two teams: the FRC team and the JV team. The FRC team builds robots for the FIRST Robotics Competition. The team has participated in this competition every year. The team consists of a select group of mostly upper-class veterans and leads. The JV team creates small robots that will compete in competitions within the robotics team. The team is mostly incoming members and last year’s new members. The whole group is split into smaller teams with a mix of each department in each team. The point of the JV team is to prepare newer members for the FRC team.