It takes leadership, persuasion and persistence to start a new FRC team, but the outcome is intensely gratifying.
In Michigan, teams have been started by a variety of volunteers:
High school principals
High school seniors or parents
Home school parents
Boy scout leaders
For more information on starting a FIRST Robotics Team in Michigan, please contact Gail Alpert at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rookie teams and others new to the FIRST Robotics Competition might find this information useful: