Students get to:

Learn from professional engineers

Build and compete with a robot of their own design

Learn and use sophisticated software and hardware

Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments

Earn a place in the World Championship
Qualify for over $81 million USD in college scholarships

The highest level of robotics competition offered by FIRST. High-school students team up with the world’s best technology companies to build the most impressive robots you’ve ever seen. Built from scratch, these 5 foot tall, 140 pound robots compete in high intensity robo-sports. With bragging rights at stake for schools and the companies that support them, robotics takes on a pro-sports experience. Watch the best of the best in robotics come out to play.

“The varsity sport for the mind,” FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to “real-world engineering” as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.


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Program Overview

Learn more about the FIRST Robotics Competition

Start A Team

If you are interested in starting a team, learn more about it here

Find out where teams are near you

Looking to join a team? Click here to find nearby teams


Learn more about the costs to run a team, team payments and grant that could help you


Find all the resources to help you with your team

Rookie Teams Resources

New to FIRST Robotics Competition? Check out the resources here to help you get started with your team.

MAC, Hubs, Online Help Desk & Practice Fields

Mobile Alumni Crew, Ontario walk-in help and our online help desk for teams


Find out when our next competition is, so you can come see the robots in action


Learn more about how you can volunteer or judge at a competition

Become a Sponsor

Find out how your company can become a sponsor?


Teams learn how to create documentation and fundraising about their program

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