Robot Teams

FIRST  Teams under the New River Robotics Association

FTC  (usually ages 12-17) Team #4924, The Red Beard Pandas FB and Pandas' website

FLL Challenge (usually ages 8-16) Teams 

#38690, Panda Cubs

#46108, Night Owls

#25762, Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies (retired)

#52615, Happy Robotic Hamsters

#52490, Blacksburg Neighborhood Team

#55585, Al Jazari

#56466, SJNA Knights

#57492, GLES Lizards

FLL Explore (usually ages 5-8)Teams

#7693,  Christiansburg Rec Center 

 #26010,  Panda Cubs

#26362, SJNA Knights Jr. (needs new coach)

FIRST Global support team, The Tuxedo Pandas

New River Robotics Association is a proud collaborator with Montgomery County Public Schools FRC Team 401 Copperhead Robotics. (high school level)

Start your own team!

See our NRRA Grant Application!    

What are Cost of Operating a FIRST Team? NRRA can help with Grant Money & equipment!  It is worth the lifelong skills youth will learn!

Check out a recent NRRA Presentation! (Zoom recording to the left, slides available here)

Below, we are currently making guides for how to start and run FTC and FLL teams:

Contact us anytime!  

Want to Join a Team?  

NRRA is an All VOLUNTEER organization.  We do our best to offer as many opportunities for youth to experience STEM and Robotics.   Best way to join?  Participate in NRRA and Red Beard Panda outreaches at local community events  on our community STEM Calendar, especially the NRRA camps, which act as "try-outs."   There are no guarantees of open slots in a team.  However, we are happy to take your contact information and pass it along to volunteer coaches.  If they have an opening, a coach will contact you directly.   Please download this Interest  Form to complete for a NRRA volunteer to assist you.  You may mail it to 270 Morning Star Lane 24073  or email it to  

How to start an FLL team.pdf
How to start an FTC team.pdf
How to be an FLL team.pdf