FIRST Robotics Competition Game & Season Info

Unite Your Crew. Ready Your Contraption. Prepare to take flight! Join today! The adventure begins January 7, 2017.

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What is FIRST Robotics Competition?

Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. We call FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind.

Impact

The positive impact on FIRST Robotics Competition participants is gratifying and well documented. Over 88% have more interest in doing well in school and 92% are more interested in attending college. View the impact resources. 

Team Basics

The really cool thing about FIRST Robotics Competition is…all skill levels are welcomed and needed, technical or non-technical. Read more about team basics, time frame, commitment, and skills required.
 

Start a FIRST Robotics Competition Team

The FIRST Robotics Competition gives high school students and their adult mentors the opportunity to work and create together to solve a common problem.

Cost & Registration

What does it cost to participate? There are costs involved with forming a FIRST Robotics Competition team and they can vary from team to team and region to region depending on what level of participation the team chooses.

The Event Experience

Hard work pays off! Each FIRST Robotics Competition season culminates with district and regional events where qualifying teams compete for awards and a spot at the FIRST Championship.

Scholarships

A big advantage to participating in FIRST is gaining access to millions in college scholarships made available by colleges, universities, and corporations who support FIRST. This is exclusive financial help open only to FIRST team members, giving them a competitive leg up on other students seeking educational funds.

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