Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology, the FIRST Robotics Competition is a unique sport where every kid who plays can "turn pro." High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have. 


Volunteer mentors lend their time and professional talents to guide each team. Each season ends with an exciting FIRST Championship. The “official season” begins early in January when the season’s challenge is announced at a Kickoff ceremony. 


Teams are then given limited time to create their robot. District and regional competition events start in late February and continue through April. Teams that qualify are invited to the FIRST World Championship, held at the end of April.


Under strict rules and limited time and resources, teams are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” and master teamwork skills. Teams design, build, and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors.

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