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Mission Statement of the Minnesota Robotics Coaches Association

The mission of the Minnesota Robotics Coaches Association (MRCA) is to recognize and support mentors/coaches in their quest to provide the best robotics opportunity possible for high school students in Minnesota.

Cost Per Year

$45 for the calendar year ($35 to MSHSCA and $10 to MRCA)

Who This Organization Supports

Mentors/coaches of FIRST Robotics Competition throughout Minnesota.

What this offers: A voice for coaches/mentors, access to the Prep Coach newsletter, and recognition for mentor/coach, assistant mentor/coach of the year, academic team and individual award, recognition of state championship mentors/coaches, and perks at various hotels. United support for ALL activities/athletic programs. Access to the and MRCA website.

UPDATE ON INSURANCE: From henceforth the insurance policy has been upgraded to $2Million dollar liability insurance (previously $1M).

Where the money goes to:

  • Insurance
  • Costs of Awards
  • Scholarships
  • MRCA Website
  • Miscellaneous Association costs such as printing, mailings, postage, etc.

The Importance of the MRCA

The liability insurance is the big piece in all of this. This insurance covers the member mentor/coach at local build sites and at event sites (both during the season and at off-season events). What it does not cover is if a member/coach is driving students to the events. It also mandates that the member coach/mentor has gone through a background check. This does include the Youth Protection Policy provided by FIRST. Liability insurance covers you during the membership year from August 1 to July 31. Therefore we encourage you to join as soon as possible. The second reason is to recognize mentors/coaches and team members just like other athletes in our school. The MRCA will act much like the other branches of the MSHCA in terms of the awards.

  • The MRCA will recognize:
    • All Academic Awards for Individuals 
    • All-State Academic Team Awards 
    • Mentors/Coaches
    • All-state Teams
    • Coaches Hall of Fame

Upcoming Meeting Dates

The MRCA has representatives from all eight sections who are here to serve you.  Our executive board meets quarterly to discuss important matters throughout the association and needs of the state.  The board meets Seasonally, and addresses areas including but not limited to Section alignments with MSHSL, Awards distribution from the Coaches Association, and addressing other needs of coaches across the entirety of the state of Minnesota.


Meeting Dates:


August/Sept - Fall

December - Winter

March/April - Spring

May/June - Summer