In the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) program, high school students work in teams (small "companies") with adult mentors to design, build and program robots from a standard set of parts in a set timeframe to meet a common challenge. Like in the real world, the successful company/team will employ a diverse group of talented people: effective managers plus energetic workers who can follow a chain of command, receive delegated responsibilities, and deliver the required results. The FRC project is more than the not-so-simple task of designing and building a robot. It involves such diverse aspects as financing the project, coordinating logistics, arranging press coverage for the team, and documenting the impact the team has made in the community.
No, everything you need to know, we can teach you. Being one of Athena's Warriors is about learning, and while we use building a robot as our main way to do so, you don't have to know anything about robotics coming into it. None of our veteran members had prior experience but now we are a well established team.