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.
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.
High school students:
Game: RAPID REACT presented by The Boeing Company
Event Type: In-Person
Season Kickoff: FRC Kickoff is slated for January 2022
Season Info: FIRST Robotics Competition Rapid React Season Info
Team Registration: Team registration for the 2021-22 season is currently open. Log in to or set up your account at www.firstinspires.org to get started. FIRST Team Registration costs can be found here.
Grants: Teams are encouraged to explore grants on the FIRST Inspires website.
Details: FIRST Robotics Competition teams will be challenged to reimagine the future of safe, high-speed travel and lightning-fast deliveries through innovative engineering, creative thinking, and teamwork.