FIRST Tech Challenge teams (Grades 7-12) design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in head-to-head challenges, working in two-team alliances.

Guided by adult coaches and mentors, students develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles, while realizing the value of hard work, innovation and working as a team. Aluminum-based robots are coded using Java or block-based programming. Teams design and build robots, raise funds, market their team brand and do community outreach to earn specific awards. Participants are eligible to apply for over $80 million in college scholarships.

FIRST Tech Challenge 2022 - 23 Season:

Game: POWERPLAYSM presented by Raytheon Technologies

Event Type: In-Person

Season: Qualifiers run between November 2022 and February 2023. Teams advancing from qualifiers will attend a super qualifier and get the chance to advance to the Championship on March 5, 2023.

Season Info: POWERPLAYSM presented by Raytheon Technologies Season Info 

Team Registration: Team registration for the 2022-23 season will close in late November 2022. Log in to or set up your account at to get started. FIRST Team Registration costs can be found here.

FIRST Tech Challenge Events Calendar:

Check the event roster to confirm which event your team is assigned to.

November 5, 2022 NYC Qualifier 1

November 6, 2022 NYC Qualifier 2

December 3, 2022 NYC Qualifier 3

December 4, 2022 NYC Qualifier 4

January 14, 2023 NYC Qualifier 5

January 15, 2023 NYC Qualifier 6

February 4, 2023 NYC Qualifier 7

February 5, 2023 NYC Qualifier 8

February 11, 2023 NYC Super Qualifier 1

February 12, 2023 NYC Super Qualifier 2

March 5, 2023 NYC Championships

Please visit The Orange Alliance for updates on teams throughout the season.

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