2023 FIRST Robotics Competition
SAN FRANCISCO REGIONAL
March 16-19, 2023 | San Francisco, CA
SAINT IGNATIUS COLLEGE PREPARATORY SCHOOL | 2001 37th Ave.
Countdown to the 2023 San Francisco Regional
The San Francisco 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.
Each year this multinational competition reaches nearly 100,000 students in competitions held across the world. As an international innovation hub, San Francisco is a natural home for FRC and host of the 2023 FIRST San Francisco Regional.
Join the FUN!
Sat 3/18 & Sun 3/19
The San Francisco Regional is a high-energy, high-tech 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.
Checkout the San Francisco 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
March 8, 2023 –
COVID Policy and Event Entry:
The event will be open to the public this year, and we do not plan to have any COVID restrictions. Masks are absolutely welcome, and teams and spectators should feel perfectly comfortable choosing to wear them.
September 9, 2022 – We are continuing to monitor local public health conditions and are developing plans on how to best support FIRST events across all programs for the 2022 – 2023 Season. This includes the ability to implement modifications such as the use of masks, health screening, event scaling, social distancing, event formatting, and other precautions as determined by local conditions and regulations.
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 deliver 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 for our mission as we navigate the season together!
Thurs, March 16, 6pm-8pm
Fri, March 17, 7:45am
Saint Ignatius College Preparatory
Refer to the load in map below, where you may park on 37th Ave 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 efficient 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 Event 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.
Across the street from the school there is reserved parking for team trailers that can be parked overnight. Wherever you park in San Francisco, DO NOT leave valuables in your car and always lock your car.
Saint Ignatius College Preparatory School
2001 37th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94116
The school will be on break during the competition, which makes for lots of free street parking! Wherever you park in San Francisco, DO NOT leave valuables in your car and always lock your car.
Across the street from the school there is reserved parking for team trailers that can be parked overnight. Street parking is available for attendees on all days.
Download the St Ignatius campus map here.
We want you to have fun, but also stay safe. Therefore, please mind these site restrictions for your 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. Duck tape or other tape that may damage walls/facilties is not permitted
- No cooking allowed inside or outside the venue: This includes, BBQ’s, crock pots, or hot plates.
- Eating is ONLY permitted indoors in the cafeteria.
We invite you to use your favorite travel agent/websites to book accommodations. Please note that driving in downtown San Francisco will greatly impact your commute time. To minimize time in traffic, these hotel locations are recommended.
- Sunset District of San Francisco
- Daly City
- San Francisco International Airport Area
Outside food and drink may not be brought on campus.
We ask all participants to be gracious about cleaning up any food waste at the venue or other nearby lots. Help us ensure that our FIRST community will continue to be welcome guests.
Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors!
WAYS TO SPONSOR
SUPPORT THE SAN FRANCISCO 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 San Francisco 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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