Kickoff sets into motion the 2022 FIRST® Robotics Competition season, RAPID REACTSM presented by The Boeing Company. Join FIRST® faves from around the world, Founder Dean Kamen, new CEO Chris Moore, and special guests as we reveal the RAPID REACT game animation and other game and season details.


Watch the Game Reveal & Kickoff Celebration Broadcast 
Saturday, January 8, 2022 | 12 pm ET on FIRSTtv
 | Preshow starts at 11:45 am ET 



To find a kickoff near you, check out the Event Search Page. Teams planning to attend a local Kickoff should be sure to understand any COVID protocols for the event. If your team has not heard from a Kickoff Coordinator with schedule, COVID protocols, etc, please reach out to find out the restrictions for your local kickoff. 

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.


While you wait, check out our season teaser videos to see if you can pick up on any game hints. Tag us on Facebook or Twitter to share your game predictions using #RAPIDREACT 


New Gear Ready for Kickoff

The holidays may have ended but we are just getting started! Gear-up for Kickoff with cool, new RAPID REACTSM presented by The Boeing Company merch at the FIRST Store!


Learn more about FIRST Robotics Competition