Kickoff - JANUARY 7, 2023


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Watch the Game Reveal & Kickoff Celebration Broadcast 
Saturday, January 7, 2023 12:00PM ET on FIRSTtv

Kickoff sparks the start of the 2023 FIRST® Robotics Competition season, CHARGED UPSM presented by Haas. Join FIRST® faves from around the world, Founder Dean Kamen, CEO Chris Moore, and special guests as we reveal the CHARGED UP game animation and other game and season details.



Novelis aluminum is on its way to FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff locations all over the world. Take a closer look.



Selecting a Kickoff Event:

Lead mentor 1 or 2 may enter or edit their Kickoff information by following these steps (or view our step-by-step Kickoff Instructions with screenshots):

  1. Log in to your FIRST® account at
  2. Click the blue “Event Options” button located under the “Team Events” column
  3. Select the “Kit & Kickoff” link
  4. Enter your Kit and Kickoff information
  5. Click the blue “Submit” button

Teams can also find a Kickoff event near them by checking 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. Additionally, teams may opt to instead be a "MySite" team for an additional charge. Please visit the Mysite & Surrogate Kit Pick Up Information page for additional details.



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