Cost & Registration

FIRST Robotics Competition leaves students with a sense of accomplishment and the understanding that they can do anything with their collective skills, leadership and confidence, and that their experience with FIRST will positively impact their future.


Registration opens on Tuesday, October 6. The 2021 season fees for team registration, a robot kit of parts, and participation in season challenges (see below) are $2,000 USD for veteran teams and $3,000 USD for new rookie teams. See Pricing and Payment page for cost breakdown. Costs for individual team members are assumed by the team as a group.

Recognizing ongoing challenges for teams with remote and hybrid learning, limited access to build spaces, tools, and robots, we are excited to introduce new opportunities for FIRST Robotics Competition teams to participate this season that focus on a quality, flexible program experience across learning environments. Read on for more information about the 2021 FIRST Robotics Competition season announcement and FAQs on the Inspire Blog.


Team Registration for FIRST Robotics Competition teams is $2,000 USD for veteran teams and $3,000 USD for new rookie teams. This fee includes:

  • Official FIRST Robotics Competition Team Number for new rookie teams
  • 2021 INFINITE RECHARGESM Season Registration
  • FIRST Robotics Competition Kit of Parts, contains a Kickoff Kit, Virtual Kit, and credits for FIRST Choice
  • AndyMark Drive Base (new rookie teams only)
  • Free shipping of Kickoff Kit (duties, taxes, and fees not included)
  • Eligibility for participation in each of the following activities
    • FIRST Innovation Challenge presented by Qualcomm
    • Game Design Challenge
    • INFINITE RECHARGE at Home
    • Submitted Awards, including Chairman’s Award, Dean’s List, and Woodie Flowers Finalist Award
  • Eligibility to register for in-person events, if/when available
  • New team member access to FIRST Scholarship program (Access for past participants remains unchanged)

Team Registration fees do not include any duties, fees, or taxes to ship the Kickoff Kit or FIRST Choice items. These fees also do not include any in-person Event Registration costs. FIRST is not responsible for these additional costs. For complete Registration Pricing Structure and Payment Terms see Pricing and Payment.

Additional costs per teams will vary.


FIRST believes all students need equitable access to opportunity, relevant mentorship, and engagement to build a foundation for a bright future. We are available to assist teams in securing funding when extra help is needed. Registered teams also receive complimentary access to FIRST fundraising tools and resources to help teams create their own opportunities. Grants and sponsorships for teams may also be available provided locally, regionally, and nationally by many corporations.
 

Payment and pricing options for your participation in the 2021 season.

Pricing and Payment Options