2023 FIRST Robotics Competition
MONTEREY BAY REGIONAL
March 29 – April 1, 2023 | Seaside, CA
SEASIDE HIGH SCHOOL | 2200 Noche Buena St.
The Monterey Bay Regional
Dubbed a varsity Sport for the Mind,™ FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology.
Under strict rules, limited resources and time constraints, teams of high school students raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, build and program a robot to compete. It’s as close to “real world” engineering as a student can get.
Join the FUN!
Fri 3/31 & Sat 4/1
The Monterey Bay Regional is a high-energy, high-tech spectator sporting event where teams, professionals and young people together solve an engineering design problem in an intense and competitive way. The program is life-changing, career-molding and a lot of fun.
Check out the Monterey Bay Regional, where teams compete and collaborate with one another exhibiting the core values of FIRST – Coopertition® and Gracious Professionalism®. You will surely be amazed and inspired by our FIRST Robotics Community!
2022 / 2023 Season Theme
FIRST ENERGIZE presented by Qualcomm
This is the moment to get energized to innovate. From the machines that move us to the food that sustains us to the wireless technologies that connect us, energy plays an essential role in keeping our world running. During our 2022-2023 robotics season, FIRST® ENERGIZE℠ presented by Qualcomm, our teams will reimagine the future of sustainable energy and power their ideas forward. Innovation can’t wait.
Resources for Teams
Built on top of a sand dune with spectacular views of Monterey Bay, Seaside High School is the location of the FIRST Monterey Bay Regional.
Seaside High has numerous parking lots on its campus. Please note that you must park on pavement and avoid parking on the sand, which may cause your vehicle to get stuck! Besides parking at Seaside High there is also street parking along Noche Buena St. in the adjacent neighborhood. To reduce your environmental footprint in this beautiful area, please carpool!
Download the parking map here.
FIRST will spread across the lovely Seaside High School campus. We ask that you kindly exhibit Gracious Professionalism and pick up your trash so it does not blow into the marvelous Monterey Bay!
We want you to have fun, but also stay safe. Therefore, please mind these site restrictions for our safety and to ensure the event is fun for all.
- Teams may only work in designated areas, including pit area, while queued for a match, and practice field areas where space permits
- Do not bring skateboards, hoverboards, drones, bottled gas tanks (e.g. hellium), noise devices/makers, or walkie-talkies
- Do not arrange for additional utilities (power, internet access, phone lines, etc.)
- Do not sell stuff. This includes food, hats, shirts, any promotional products, or raffle tickets.
- Do not invite or bring live bands to play in the audience.
- Hang flags/banners with care. Duct tape or other tape that may damage walls/facilties is not permitted.
- No cooking is permitted inside or outside the venue. This includes, BBQ’s, crock pots, or hot plates.
March 29, 2023
Seaside High School
Refer to the load-in map below, where you may park at the unload location and bring your belongings to your pit. It’s a long load-in path, so please bring your dollies, robot carts, and tarps if it rains. Please be respectful of the parking and event staff to load in your items as efficiently and safely as possible.
Please ensure your team is in proper safety attire (safety glasses, closed-toe shoes). Up to 5 team reps (which must include 1 adult) will be allowed into the pit area to setup. The team may have additional team members helping with unloading your vehicles/trailer, but again only 5 members are allowed in the pit.
Per the Venue Rules designed for your safety, please do not bring compressed gas tanks. Please ensure that all of your items fit in your designated pit area. For any questions on what to bring to inspection, see Inspection and Eligibility Rules.
Load In Map
After unloading, please park in a parking lot designated as General Parking on the map above. Ensure you park on the pavement and avoid parking on the sand, which may cause your vehicle to get stuck!
Trailer parking is available in the location designated on the map. Although there will be overnight security and cameras in that location, you are still advised to park at your own risk.
Wednesday, March 29th, 2023
6:00PM-8:00PM: Five Team Reps to Load In and Set Up Pits
Thursday, March 30th, 2023
7:45AM: 5 Team Reps to Load In
8:30AM: Pits, Machine Shop, Registration and Inspection Open
9:00AM: Load-in Ends
9:00AM-11:00AM: Driver’s Meeting, Field Open for Measurement and Calibration
12:00PM-6:30PM: Practice Matches
8:00PM: Pits and Machine Shop Close
Friday, March 31st, 2023
8:00AM: Pits and Machine Shop Open
8:30AM-9:00AM: Opening Ceremonies
9:00AM-12:00PM Qualification Matches
1:00PM-5:45PM: Qualification Matches
5:45PM-6:15PM: Awards Ceremony
~6:30PM** Pits and Machine Shop Close immediately following Awards Ceremony
Saturday, April 1st, 2023
8:00AM: Pits and Machine Shop Open
8:30AM-9:00AM: Opening Ceremonies
9:00AM-11:45AM: Qualification Matches
11:45AM-12:00PM: Alliance Selections
1:00PM-4:00PM: Playoff Matches & Awards Ceremony
~4:30PM** Pits close 30 minutes following the close of the Closing Ceremony
**Schedule subject to change. All times are estimated based on the flow of rounds.
See the Pit Administration table for updated times.
February 2023 – Providing opportunities for hands-on learning and recognizing our teams’ incredible accomplishments are key elements to the lasting impact of FIRST. We remain committed to delivering our programs to as many students as possible, as safely as possible.
This space will be updated with more details as the season progresses.
We thank you for your continued support of our mission as we navigate the season together!
We invite you to use your favorite travel agent/websites to book accommodations. As the Monterey Bay is a destination location, there is a wide variety of accommodations. There are many hotels in Monterey and Marina within a short drive to Seaside.
We will be updating this page soon with local food options and information about on-site concessions.
Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors!
WAYS TO SPONSOR
SUPPORT THE MONTEREY BAY REGIONAL
To discuss sponsorship opportunities and benefits of sponsorship, please contact FIRST Regional Director, Theresa Bateman directly or complete the Contact Form below.
FIRST IS FUELED BY VOLUNTEERS
For over 30 years, FIRST volunteers have fueled the mission by inspiring millions of young people to reach for the stars. Volunteers are part of a global support system built to spark curiosity and encourage students to launch their dreams. Together, we’re inspiring the next generation of change-makers!
Non-Technical and Technical Roles Available
EXAMPLES OF ROLES
Safety Manager, Robot Inspector, Field Reset/Repair, Volunteer Registration, Practice Field Attendant, Spare Parts Attendant and more!
APPLY TO VOLUNTEER
- Create an account in the FIRST Dashboard – click here to apply.
- Click the Volunteer Registration tab & choose ‘Volunteer at an Event’.
- Filter events by location/ program and select Monterey Bay Regional.
- Choose up to five roles and apply.
- Complete your required youth protection background screening (US & Canada).
You will receive an email from your local event coordinator if you are assigned to a volunteer role.
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