FIRST® Robotics Competition

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FIRST® Robotics Competition (grades 9-12) gives teams of 10 or more high school students and their adult mentors the opportunity to work and create together to solve a common problem. Challenged to design and build a robot using a standard “kit of parts” and within a common set of rules to play a sophisticated field game − with limited time − brings out the best in students and adults alike. The robot “game” changes every season and is always exciting.


$6,000 – $25,000 per season


  • $6,000 Rookie team/$5,000 Veteran team – Registration includes 2 District Events registration plus a basic kit of parts. Teams can choose to raise additional money and register for a 3rd Play District Event during one season at $1,000 per event
  • $1,000 – $3,000+ – Additional raw materials and parts to complete the robot build to expand beyond a very basic “kit bot”.
  • $1,000 – $2,000+ – Tools and equipment. Some teams will have schools that will allow use of district shop tools and equipment; other teams will have to purchase their own.
  • $500 – $1,500 (optional) – Materials to build practice playing field components.
  • $500.00 – $2,000 (optional) – Team apparel, robot cart, meals, presentation materials, promotional items for team spirit, etc.
  • Other costs include travel if the event is out of town plus room and board for 2-3 days as these are not single day events.
  • Additional Costs if team qualifies for World Championship


  • Opens in September
  • Typically closes early November
  • New game announced in early January
  • Register Here! 


  • District & State Competitions in March and April
  • World Championship in late April
  • Visit our Calendar to find an event near you.