FIRST Robotics Regional Team Registration
In just two days of sign ups, capacity was met with 35 teams for the FRC regionals. Only 10 rookie team slots remain, which will be open for registration starting on November 7th.
Teams are formed in the fall. The annual FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff in early January (4th) starts the six-week "build" season. Competitions take place in March and April. The FIRST Robotics Competition Regional events are typically held in university arenas. They involve 40 to 70 teams cheered by thousands of fans over three days (two days for District events). A championship event caps the season. Referees oversee the competition. Judges evaluate teams and present awards for design, technology, sportsmanship, and commitment to FIRST.
What is needed to start a team:
- Three to six engineers or other professional volunteers encouraged by their company's management.
- 15 or more high-school-aged young people led by a teacher, ideally supported by the school principal and a group of parent volunteers.
- Funding (of $15,000 to $30,000) to participate in 2 to 3 Regional competitions provided by a single, company, a group of companies, and/or through school fund-raising efforts.