About Allendale Robotics

Allendale Robotics is a program based out of Allendale, MI that provides quality FIRST Robotics programs
to students of all ages. We offer teams for students from Allendale, Jenison, Coopersville and other
surrounding areas. Our programs teach students design, programming and building, along with other valuable
skills such as public speaking and marketing. 

Our Teams

FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)

The TriSonics, our High School team, compete nationwide in the FRC portion of FIRST. In January, a game is announced to all teams at the same time. Then, we have 6 weeks to design, build, and program our robots. Next, comes competition season! This consists of 6 weeks starting in March and ending in mid-April. Finally, the world championship is held the last week of April.

FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC)

The HexaSonics, our Middle School team, competes in the FTC portion of FIRST. In September, a game is released, in which you have until the end of November to build, then competitions start. The state championship, if we qualify, is in the middle of December. Following the state tournament, is Super Regionals, in Iowa. Then, the season ends at the World Championship in Detroit with the rest of the FIRST programs.

FIRST Lego League (FLL)

We have three FLL teams at Allendale Public Schools. They receive a game in September and have until the third weekend in November for the competition. The State Championship is in the middle of December. There are two State Championships in Michigan. After the state competition, teams advance to the World Championship in Detroit.

Junior FIRST Lego League (Jr. FLL)

Jr. FLL is the most basic FIRST program and allows for young students to get excited about STEM. They have to do research on a new topic, related to the real world, and create a working Lego model to describe their research. Then, at tournaments, there is an expo for all of the JR. FLL teams to show off what they have learned and researched. After this tournament, their season is over.


VEX IQ is a new program being piloted with us for the 2019-20 Season. VEX IQ introduces students to snap together robots that are both run autonomously and driven by students for the challenges. Students start in September and compete in Leagues in October/November.

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