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Starting in May 2016, FIRST has migrated from the Team Information Management Systems (TIMS) systems to a centralized system for all four programs. This completely new system is available as part of the main firstinspires.org website. Click the “Login” Button in the top right of the FIRST website to get started.
Due to the large size of the application, we have split this guide into various sections below.
New Team Signup
Add a New Team
The first step to sign up a new team is to click the “I Want To…” underneath the Dashboard text in the top of the screen. This will open up the actions menu shown in the screenshot. Click the Create a Team button to get started.
The First Step: What is your role on the team?
This first page presented asks the user for his or her role on the team. For Site Coordinators, or any other individual that manages multiple teams for an organizations, click Team Administrator. For users that are going to be one of the two lead coaches for the team, click Lead Coach / Mentor 1.
Profile Setup (One Time Only)
This page appears on first login to the account or when a user creates a team for the first time. The process only needs to be completed once, and can be updated through the My Account link in the top right corner of the Dashboard. (Click the down arrow to access).
On this page, enter all required information, including employment and Strategic Alliance selection. Users must agree to both items listed at the bottom of the profile page: Terms and Conditions and the Youth Protection Policies.
This page allows users to select a FIRST program for their new team. On this page, be sure to select a program and enter a zip-code to see the entire form as shown in the screenshot. For teams in our region, be sure to select Central California for the region (the field only appears after a zip-code is entered. The system does a lookup to guess the region based of the zip-code).
Note: once the program has been saved by clicking the next button, the team program assignment cannot be changed. Users will need to start the process again to select a new program.
School / Organization
This page allows users to associate their program to a school or organization. Select a organization type from the first drop down. For Family/Community or Home School, enter the appropriate information in the fields that appear. For Library, School, or Youth Organization, select the appropriate item from the drop down.
It is possible to add more than one organization to a team using the + Add a New School/Organization button.
Invite Primary Contacts
This page allows users to invite the Lead Coach / Mentor contacts for the team. Team Administrators will see two sets of contact information to enter and Lead Coach / Mentor 1 will only see Lead Coach / Mentor 2. Optionally, users can click the “I will do this later” link to the complete this step later.
Youth Protection Program (Coach Only)
For those that need to complete the Youth Protection Program, the final step of the process will show the requirements and how to complete the screening process. Optionally, users can click the “I will do this later” link to the complete this step later.
After completing the sign up process, the system with redirect to the Dashboard. From there, click the “Edit / View Team’s Account” to edit any of the team profile information. For users with multiple teams, click the down arrow in the big blue bar next to “FLL: Team Name” to switch between active teams.
Paying for Materials
Manage Team Roster
Edit Team Sponsors