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Your source of season information for the FIRST Robotics Competition.


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.

Hype Overload!

Sep 16, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

Get ready for the Teaser Release on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7pm Eastern!

Prepare for First Event Registration and Sign Up to Beta Test!

Sep 14, 2016 Written by FIRST Robotics Competition Staff.

Check the link below for directions on how to make sure your Team is ready for First Event Registration. Plus, we are looking for Beta Testing Teams!

The 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition Teaser, DLC Pack 1, and Teaser Aftershow

Sep 12, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.

The 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition Teaser will be released on Tuesday, September 20 at 7pm Eastern on the FIRST Facebook page. Downloaded Content Pack 1 will also be available at that time. Join GameSense on Tuesday, September 20, at 7:30pm Eastern for the Teaser Aftershow.