We are pleased to inform you about the partnership between FIRST and! is a cloud-based work operating system that allows teams to organize and manage their projects and assignments.

The platform offers customizable building blocks that allow you to make your own unique workflows and manage your season effectively.

As of the 2022




New Co-Chiefs

Many community members are aware that we identify volunteer co-chiefs for some of our key volunteer positions such as Robot Inspector and Volunteer Coordinator, along with others. These co-chiefs serve as sounding boards for FIRST Robotics Competition staff and do things such as support training. They are also a resource for volunteers in their areas of specialization, able to provide

“Takevians” of Samsun, Turkey Take Home Top Honors


ST. LOUIS, M.O. – June 24, 2022 – Students from around the world were recognized yesterday at the 2022 FIRST® LEGO® League Global Innovation Award Ceremony presented by Qualcomm Incorporated. The hybrid (in-person and streamed) award ceremony, held in St. Louis, Missouri, honored 20 FIRST LEGO League teams for their innovative solutions for global transportation issues during the ceremony, which included parents, students, coaches, patent experts, FIRST® sponsors, and industry experts.

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and




As mentioned earlier this year in our Timeout Trouble blog, we are committed to reviewing the timeout process now that the season is over. In discussing how to approach this project, we wanted to be open to ideas that may come up that expand beyond just timeouts so we are reviewing the entire playoff process.  

To help us with this task, we have formed a small working group that is composed of




As FIRST Robotics Competition teams wrap up the 2021-22 season and begin preparations for the new challenges ahead, summer provides an abundance of opportunities for team development, including skill building, recruitment, and community outreach.

Community outreach is a key pillar of how teams contribute to FIRST’s mission. It’s not enough for FIRST participants to simply understand and engage




FIRST® Robotics Competition Team 195 The Cyber Knights at FIRST Championship – Detroit. Image Courtesy of SolidWorks

FIRST Tech Challenge Team 6055 Gear Ticks. Image Courtesy of SolidWorks

For years, SOLIDWORKS has been a Crown Supplier of FIRST and the software behind the FIRST competitions fields. Dassault Systemes will also be helping establish FIRST in France this year! Bonjour robots!



MANCHESTER, N.H., August 2, 2022FIRST®, a robotics community that prepares young people for the future, and LEGO® Education announced that the 2022-2023 FIRST® LEGO® League season, SUPERPOWEREDSM for students in grades PreK-8) will inspire students to explore where energy comes from and how it is distributed, stored, and used – and then put their superpowered creativity to work to innovate for a better energy future.

For the FIRST LEGO League SUPERPOWERED season, FIRST collaborated with experts in the fields of energy and sustainability. These experts, who made up the Challenge Advisory

The Official Scorer for FIRST Robotics Competition is a volunteer position for the 2023 game, FIRST CHARGED UP. Official Scorers observe matches, count game pieces, and input scores. Work under the direction of the Head Referee. This role is a physically active role positioned on the perimeter of the playing field.

*Must sign a Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Statement prior to start of service. A conflict of interest does not necessarily preclude an individual from being assigned the Referee role.


  • Contribute to a positive and fair competition environment for all




2023 Event Listings

The 2023 FIRST Robotics Competition season is fast approaching! You can start planning your event attendance now by checking out the list of official events we have posted. Many more will be added in the coming weeks. We list an event when we have a written agreement with the venue, the event’s projected capacity, and the event’s site documentation. Our goal is to have all events




It’s occurred to us that we haven’t yet stated what teams can expect for control system components for the 2023 season!

What’s legal?

  • CTR Electronics’ Power Distribution Panel
  • CTR Electronics’ Pneumatic Control Module
  • CTR Electronics’ Voltage Regulator Module
  • REV Robotics Power Distribution Hub
  • REV Robotics Radio Power Module
  • REV Robotics Pneumatic Hub
  • NI roboRIO
  • NI roboRIO 2.0
  • OM5P-AN