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.

All District Events and all Regional Events registration, plus Kit and Kickoff registration, closes on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 12:00 PM ET.

Learn about the 2020 season, starting a team, program costs, and more on the FIRST Robotics Competition website.