FIRST Robotics Competition

High school aged teams compete head to head on a playing field with robots they have designed, built and programmed.

FIRST LEGO League Jr.

Grades K-4 

FIRST LEGO League

Grades 4-8

FIRST Tech Challenge

Grades 7-12

FIRST Robotics Competition

Grades 9-12

About

The excitement of sports + the rigors of science and technology.

 

WE CALL IT

The Ultimate Sport for the Mind

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS CALL IT

“The hardest fun you’ll ever have. “

FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION

 

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.

THIS YEAR’S STAR WARS-INSPIRED CHALLENGE

INFINITE RECHARGE

This year’s game is part of the 2020 FIRST season, FIRST RISE, powered by Star Wars: Force for Change.

In INFINITE RECHARGE, two alliances work to protect FIRST City from approaching asteroids caused by a distant space skirmish. Each alliance, along with their trusty droids, race to collect and score Power Cells in order to energize their Shield Generator for maximum protection. To activate sections of the Shield Generator, droids manipulate their Control Panels after scoring a specific number of Power Cells. Near the end of the match, droids race to their Rendezvous Point to get their Shield Generator operational in order to protect the city.

"Competition for the sake not of destroying one another, but for the sake of bettering and improving both competitors as a result of the competition."

- Dr. Woodie Flowers

Calendar

2020 REGIONAL EVENT WEBSITES IN CALIFORNIA

Feb 27 – Mar 1

Los Angeles North Regional

Mamba Sports Academy
Thousand Oaks, CA

Mar 5 – Mar 8

Los Angeles
Regional

Da Vinci Schools
El Segundo, CA

Mar 5 – Mar 8

Del Mar
Regional

Del Mar Fairgrounds Arena 
San Diego, CA

Mar 11 – Mar 14

San Diego Regional – postponed

presented by Qualcomm

Del Mar Fairgrounds Arena 
San Diego, CA

Mar 11 – Mar 14

Central Valley
Regional – postponed

Fresno Convention Cntr
Fresno, CA

Mar 19 – Mar 22

Ventura
Regional – postponed

Ventura College
Ventura, CA

Mar 19 – Mar 22

San Francisco
Regional – postponed

St. Ignatius College Prep
San Francisco, CA

Mar 25 – Mar 28

Sacramento
Regional – postponed

UC Davis ARC Pavilion
Davis, CA

Mar 25 – Mar 28

Monterey Bay
Regional – postponed

Seaside High School
Seaside, CA

Apr 1 – Apr 4

Orange County
Regional – postponed

Orange County Fair
Costa Mesa, CA

Apr 1 – Apr 4

Silicon Valley Regional – postponed

San Jose State Event Cntr

San Jose, CA

Apr 1 – Apr 4

Aerospace Valley
Regional – postponed

Eastside High School
Lancaster, CA

Apr 15 – Apr 18

FIRST Championship – canceled

George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX

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