At 7 a.m. on January 7th, the entire Beach Cities Robotics team met at Northrop Grumman to find out what the 2017 FRC competition challenge was. We invited other teams to wait with us in the anticipation for the game animation. After the reveal, we got to work, preparing for and understanding Steamworks. Working in small groups we carefully analyzed every aspect of the game manual, discussed possible robot designs, and considered effective strategies. This crucial day allowed us to create the framework in which the rest of the season is built on, and because it was the first event where both new and returning students worked together, it helped us to develop our ability to work well as a team.