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. 

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:

5 Things You Need to Know:

FIRST Robotics Competition 2021 -22 Season:

‍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 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.

Please visit The Blue Alliance for more information about teams throughout the season.

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