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 2020 -21 Season Changes:

Type: Remote

Season Kickoff : FRC Kickoff is slated for Saturday, January 9, 2021

Season Information: FIRST Robotics Competition Infinite Recharge

Registration: Team registration for the 2021 season opens October 6, 2020. Log in to or set up your account at to get started.

Registration Fee:

Veteran teams: $2,000

Rookie teams: $3,000

Teams are encouraged to explore grants on the FIRST Inspires website.


In recognizing the ongoing challenges for teams with remote and hybrid learning, limited access to building spaces, tools, and robots, as well as uncertainty for traveling to and attending in-person events, FIRST has introduced these new opportunities for our teams to participate this season:

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

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