FIRST Tech Challenge

FIRST Tech Challenge Game & Season Info

It’s time to be a game changer. Are you up for the challenge?
ULTIMATE GOAL logo

FIRST® Tech Challenge ULTIMATE GOALSM
Game Materials
 

See how participants will step into the world of sports for ULTIMATE GOAL,
part of the 2020-2021 FIRST robotics season, 
FIRST GAME CHANGERS, powered by Star Wars: Force for Change.


For the best 2020-2021 season participation experience, we recommend teams register by April 30, 2021. More information about the 2021-2022 season will be available soon.


Check out the ULTIMATE GOAL Kickoff video

In case you missed it, watch the full kickoff broadcast.
 


Explore the all new FIRST Innovation Challenge presented by Qualcomm 

Registered FIRST Tech Challenge teams can now explore what it means to be an innovator and find solutions to society’s greatest challenges that impact the world for generations to come. Get the details and get started!
 


2020 - 2021 FIRST® GAME CHANGERSSM Season​

Download and enjoy ULTIMATE GOAL and FIRST GAME CHANGERS season content like logos, social graphics, posters, trading card templates, and more.

FIRST GAME CHANGERS Content
 

FIRST Tech Challenge Scoring System
If your FIRST Tech Challenge event is utilizing the FIRST Tech Challenge Scoring System, please access the system here. Our Scoring System Team Guide can be found on our Volunteer Resources web page. The FIRST Tech Challenge Scoring System is intended for FIRST coaches, mentors, and volunteers. Contact your local Program Delivery Partner if you require login credentials or experience technical difficulties.

 

Start a FIRST Tech Challenge Team

Start a FIRST Tech Challenge Team

 

FIRST Tech Challenge teams design and build a robot using a reusable kit of parts and compete within a common set of game rules to play an exciting field game and complete the specific season challenge. The robot game changes every season and is always a blast!

The Event Experience

The Event Experience

FIRST Tech Challenge events help students gain sense of accomplishment and confidence while they:  

  • collaborate and share ideas,
  • compete with their robots,
  • engage with cutting edge technology,
  • creatively solve problems,
  • and have fun.

Qualifying teams may earn a spot at the annual FIRST Championship.

Cost & Registration

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.

For the best 2020-2021 season participation experience, we recommend teams register by April 30, 2021. More information about the 2021-2022 season will be available soon.

Alumni and Scholarships

Alumni and Scholarships

High School level FIRST Participants become FIRST Alumni and gain access to exclusive education funding as part of the FIRST Scholarship Program.

What is FIRST Tech Challenge?

What is FIRST Tech Challenge?

It’s way more than building robots. FIRST Tech Challenge teams (up to 15 team members, grades 7-12) are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format.