The Event Experience

In FIRST Robotics Competition, students realize more than ever that FIRST is all about teamwork, sharing, helping others, and respect. Students develop a sense of accomplishment and confidence while they: 

  • collaborate and share ideas,
  • design and build custom robots,
  • engage with cutting edge technology,
  • creatively solve problems,
  • and have fun.

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Season Update Regarding In-person Game Play
For in-person 2021 INFINITE RECHARGE game play, we recognize that even with event scaling adjustments, there are many areas where it will likely be difficult, if not impossible, to hold in-person events this season with anticipated social distancing requirements. We’ve made the difficult decision to open FIRST Robotics Competition registration built around a season experience that does not include in-person game play. If conditions change, we will evaluate the possibility of adding in-person game play events later this season.

Refer to the September 24 Inspire Blog post and FAQ for more information about the 2021 season