JANUARY 8, 2022

Kickoff ignites the start of the 2022 FIRST® Robotics Competition season and is when the new game is revealed!


This season, the broadcast will begin at 12 noon Eastern Time with pre-show at Southern New Hampshire Univeristy (SNHU) beginning at 11:30am Eastern Time. Join FIRST® faves from around the world, FIRST Founder Dean Kamen, FIRST Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Chris Rake, and special guests as we reveal the 2022 game and other season details.


Whether your team has 15 or 50 (or 500!) students, we have exciting new challenges so everyone on your team can get in the game this season. To find a kickoff near you, check out the Event Search Page. Remember, if a team is unable to pick-up their Kickoff Kit at the local kickoff selected, an alternate team may be designated to do so. Please visit the Surrogate Kit Pick Up Information page for details.




Learn more about FIRST Robotics Competition