FIRST Robotics Competition Blog

Week 1 – Here We Come!

Feb 20, 2023 Written by Collin Fultz, FIRST Robotics Competition Senior Program Director




Week 1 events start in less than 7 days, and I cannot wait until teams are playing in official events! More than one-third of teams are participating in a Week 1 event this year.

We learned a lot at Week 0 this past weekend and will incorporate that information into Key Volunteer trainings and updates this week. My sincere thanks to the volunteers, teams attending, and our host Team 811 for helping make the 2023 Week 0 event happen.

To help prepare for your first event, check out the resources available on the Team Management page and the Event Experience page.


FIRST® Championship

Week 1 approaching means teams will start qualifying for the FIRST Championship. You can find a ton of information about the event on the FIRST Championship webpage, and we’ve compiled information specific to FIRST® Robotics Competition teams on the FIRST Robotics Competition Championship page. Details on Championship advancement can be found on this page.


Update on Events in Türkiye

As we said in this blog, the Izmir and Mersin Regional events are canceled due to the earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria. Our Partners in Türkiye were able to create a third regional event in Istanbul from March 31-April 2 (Week 5). We’re working with the Partner and impacted teams to get as many teams registered for that event as possible.

Good luck to all partners, teams, and volunteers at Week 1!

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I don't think week 1 starts this weekend. Your article implies it does. Week 1 is March 3-5.

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