Cost & Registration

FIRST® Tech Challenge’s thrilling robotics competitions help students develop a sense of accomplishment and the understanding that they can do anything with their collective skills, leadership, and confidence, and that their experience will positively impact their future and take them further than any other sport can.

Note: For information about the 2022-2023 season, read our March 21, 2022, announcement about 2022-2023 season pricing changes for team registration fees. Check back in mid-May for more details.

2021-2022 FREIGHT FRENZYSM presented by Raytheon Technologies      
Season team registration for North American teams is $275. International team registration varies by location. All costs for individual team members are assumed by the team as a group.

We’ve added opportunities for teams to participate this season and have a quality, flexible program experience, including teams who are in a fully remote environment. Your season team registration includes:

Registered teams also receive complimentary access to FIRST fundraising tools and resources to help teams create their own opportunities. Needs-based grants and sponsorships for teams may also be available locally, regionally, and nationally by many corporations.

Additional cost considerations may include:

  • A reusable robot kit of parts required for game play with purchase options starting at less than $1,000. Season team registration fee does not include shipping and handling, robot control system hardware, or robot kits.

  • Additional fees for registration to local and/or remote FIRST Tech Challenge events. These fees are set and collected by the local Program Delivery Partner. Season team registration does not guarantee events are available in your area.

For team registration, follow the instructions below:

Kit of Parts Options

Teams can order their robot supplies in the FIRST Tech Challenge Storefront. This will combine the registration payment and kit of parts fees together, requiring only one bill and automatically deducting any awarded grants from the final total. If you are waiting for a Rookie Grant, please do not proceed through the payment section.

In the Storefront, teams will have several options for purchase, including either a REV or TETRIX Competition set. The options are outlined in the Kit of Parts Options document below. You can also find more information about the two kits in our REV and TETRIX Bill of Materials. Teams will also be able to select an Electronics Modules and Sensors Set and a Control Communications Set.

View the 2021-2022 Kit of Parts Options for your team.

REV Bill of Materials

TETRIX Kit Bill of Materials


For pricing outside of North America, contact your local representative. For questions on kit options or ordering please contact

If you are looking to incorporate FIRST into your classroom or after-school programming, learn more about FIRST Class Pack, a flexible implementation option for up to 24 students.