You will find information on navigating our TIMS system and registering an FRC team here:
Logging in: Once you have established a FIRST account, you can log in to TIMS to edit/view your team’s information here: https://my.usfirst.org/frc/tims/site.lasso
FRC Dashboard Page: The first page you should see upon logging in to TIMS is the FRC Dashboard page. Here you can manage your own electronic Consent & Release form, as well as any pending invitations. To view/edit your own personal account, you can click “Edit My Account” near the top of this screen. To view/edit your team account, click “Edit” under Teams I Can Administer.
Team Summary Page: The Team Summary page is where you will primarily manage your team. Before a team can register for Kickoff or Regional Events, the Team Profile section must be completed. Required field include: Partner Organizations, Team Information, and Team Contacts. Required fields that are incomplete will display an “x” and completed field will display a checkmark. Once all of the required information is entered, the last field in the Team Profile (“Profile Status”) will need to be verified.
Partner Organizations: Partner Organizations is the first field in the Team Profile section—this is where you will any schools and/or sponsors associated with your team. It is important to recognize any organization that has a made a significant contribution to your team (whether it be financially or otherwise). To modify this field, start by clicking “Edit/View” next to this field in the Team Profile. Please note the system requires you to add at least one school OR youth organization as a Partner—the section will remain incomplete until this is done.
Team Information: Team Information is the second field in the Team Profile. To modify this section, begin by clicking “Edit/View” next to this field. The next page will display a summary of your team information—click “Edit details” at the bottom of this page to modify sections. Please be sure to fill out all required sections and we encourage to go the extra mile and input the “extras” such as a picture of your robot (this can be done at a later date)! Remember the Team Information field is pulled from TIMS and put into the Judge’s workbooks at competition so they can learn more about your team—update this section as needed, and be sure to have it complete by the deadline!
Team Contacts: Each team MUST have a main, alternate, and shipping contact listed in TIMS. The main or alternate contact can also be the shipping contact, but the main and alternate cannot be the same person. Each contact can be designated via the invitation process. To begin, click “Edit/View” next to the Team Contacts field. Next to each contact, there will be a link to “Invite.” Invitations are sent via email, and the individual will be prompted to create a FIRST account (if they do not already have one) and accept the invitation. Any pending invitations for required contacts will cause this field to remain incomplete.
Team Demographics: While this section of the Team Profile is optional, we encourage you to complete this section so we can have better data about FIRST participants.
Profile Status: Once you have completed all of the required information in the team profile, you will be able to validate your profile status.
Event Registration: Teams should be aware of the openings and closing for Event Registration in TIMS. You can find these dates on the Season Calendar: http://usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/content.aspx?id=454. Events tend to fill up quickly, and if you sign up for a full event you will be placed on a Waitlist. Teams can add events themselves, but must write to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a drop.
Kit & Kickoff: Teams should register for a local Kickoff in TIMS so they can pick up their Kit of Parts (KoP) free of charge. Teams that do not attend local Kickoffs must pay to have their KoP shipped to their location OR designate a surrogate team to pick up their KoP on their behalf. Please be sure to enter your specifications for Kit & Kickoff prior to the deadline so that your KoP is sent to the appropriate location.
If you have any trouble completing the above sections in TIMS, please do not hesitate to contact Team Support by phone or email.
FRC Team Support
FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)
200 Bedford St.
Manchester, NH 03101