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Regional Registration Issues

Oct 06, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

Detailed information about today's Regional Initial Event Registration.

Event Registrations, Behind the Lines, and Drive Base Opt-Out

Oct 05, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

Initial Event Registration for Regional Teams opens tomorrow (10/6) at Noon Eastern. Plus Behind The Lines premiers tonight (10/5) at 8pm Eastern! Check out the Champion Chairman's Award Winners as they talk about how to improve your team! Don't forget that Drive Base Opt-Out ends Thursday (10/6) at Noon Eastern.

Registration Update and Reminder

Oct 04, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

Reminder that Initial District Event Registration opens Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Noon Eastern and Initial Regional Event Registration opens Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Noon Eastern.

FIRST Robotics Competition Registration Update

Sep 30, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

Exciting news about the 2017 Initial Event Registration! Be sure to read the full text here!

Veteran Team Drive Base Option and Registration Progress

Sep 27, 2016 Written by FIRST Staff

The Drive Base Opt Out is now available! Also, a quick Registration Update.

Initial Event Registration Update

Sep 23, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

Initial Event Registration has been postponed to the week of October 3.

The Great Registration System Crash of 2016

Sep 22, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick

I am so sorry for the trouble we experienced with initial event registration today. We at FIRST HQ really do understand the investment of resources teams make to participate in our programs, and teams have the right to expect that we will be holding up our end of the deal by making things happen like we say we will. We failed to do that in this instance, and once again, I apologize.

Initial Event Registration and Teaser Sharing

Sep 21, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

Reminder about Initial Event Registration on Thursday, September 22, 2017 at Noon Eastern. Plus, share the FRC Teaser!

IMPORTANT Registration News and Much More

Sep 20, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

Exciting Registration News, including step-by-step instructions to registering and how to know if your Team is ready! Plus a reminder about the Stop Build Day Survey and Beta Testing. AND it is Teaser Day! Join us tonight at 7pm!

Week 7 Events and FIRST Championship Attendance

Sep 20, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

Information about attending Week 7 events and the 2017 Houston Championship.