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Phantom #12857 is a community robotics team that works to create a well rounded group. We are based in Houston, and take our work very seriously, from our extensive outreach plan to competition ready robots. Our mission is to continuously improve with each season, and we can't wait to see where new challenges will take us. 



FIRST is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing inspiration and a one of a kind learning experience to young people around the world. There are four leagues: First Lego League Jr., First Lego League, First Tech Challenge, and First Robotic Competition.

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Thinking About Joining FIRST?



Joining FIRST is an incredible useful experience. While you are a participant, you learn skills that will help you throughout your whole life. From teamwork to business, and even teaching, FIRST is an organization that works hard to help you succeed.


To join, you first need to decide what branch is best for you.

FLL Jr. - Grades K-4

FLL - Grades 4-8

FTC - Grades 7-12

FRC - Grades 9-12

Many public schools have their own team, and many places have community robotics teams as well. Contact one of them to get started!


Any time throughout the season should work, depending on the team, but the best time is right at the beginning of Summer break. The season is over, and the teams are looking for new recruits and mentors.

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