Run a Team

Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology!

We call FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.”  Under strict rules, limited time and resources, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded 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. Each season ends with an exciting FIRST Championship.

Learn About FRC


About FIRST Robotics Competition


Get Started

Find an Existing Team or Start Your Own

Register a Team

Organize Your Team

Team Members

Coaches and Mentors

Meeting Place and Times

The Season and the Game

Gather Your Materials

Materials Needed


Grants and Funding


Event Structure

Event Registration

Preparing for Competition

Awards and Advancement

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