FIRST Robotics Competition Blog

Welcome to the FIRST Robotics Competition Blog

Your source of season information for the FIRST Robotics Competition.


2019 Event Data on FRC-Events

Aug 29, 2018 Written by Alex Herreid, Software Engineer, FIRST Robotics Competition.

It's here! The 2019 FRC-events page is available! And it has lots of cool new functionality! Check it out today! And while you are there, get your team ready for the 2019 #DESTINATIONDEEPSPACE season by getting 2 mentors screened through our Registration System.

New Vice President of Programs and FIRST TV Episode

Aug 28, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

Please join me in welcoming Chris Rake as the new Vice President of Programs at FIRST. And tune in tonight, 8/28 at 7pm ET, for another great episode featuring Matt Pilotte, Electrical Engineering Manager, and me!

More Chances to Work at FIRST

Aug 22, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

We have lots of openings here at FIRST! Come join our team!

Fundraising and Sponsor Thanks

Aug 17, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

Did you know that FIRST has a fundraising toolkit to help you raise the money you need for your team? Plus, public or public charter school teachers in the USA should check out the latest opportunities at! And once you get the support you need, be sure to thank your generous sponsors!

Reminders, Reminders...

Aug 13, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

Be sure to check out the training modules available on our website! Plus get those game concepts and Name the Planet submissions in! FIRST TV will be checking in with the FIRST LEGO League staff at 7pm ET on 8/14!

We Want Game Concepts and FIRST TV

Aug 07, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick

Do you have a FIRST Robotics Competition game concept that’s the best idea since toaster grilled cheese?*

Got Potential?

Aug 06, 2018 Written by Matt Pilotte, Electrical Engineering Manager

Great news! The FIRST Robotics Competition team is growing and we are looking for an Electrical Engineering Technician to join us. 

Kickoff Fields Go Virtual

Aug 03, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

Information about the move to Virtual Fields for all teams and for all kickoffs.


Aug 01, 2018 Written by Kevin O'Connor, Robotics Engineer, FIRST Robotics Competition.

Everything you wanted to know about WPILib, plus how you can get involved with WPILib in 2019!

This Blog Post Contains No Game Hint

Jul 30, 2018 Written by Jamie Rich, VISTA Specialist, FIRST.