FIRST Robotics Competition
VENTURA COUNTY REGIONAL
Mar 9-12, 2023 | Port Hueneme, CA
PORT OF HUENEME | 333 Ponoma Street
The Ventura County 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 limits, teams of high school students are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program a robot to go head to head against a field of competitors. It’s as close to “real world” engineering as a student can get.
We are excited to for an in-person FIRST Robotics Competition event for the 2022-2023 season!
Our goal is to offer a traditional FIRST Robotics Competition in-person, three-day event. See our COVID-19 Updates below for details.
Watch the Fun!
The Ventura County 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.
Spectators welcome! Catch the excitement of this intense competition, tour the pits to visit with teams and robots, and cheer on their favorite teams. Admission is free.
Teams at the Ventura County Regional will vie for regional awards and a spot at the FIRST Championship which will be help in April in Houston, Texas. The competition is part of FIRST, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology.
Ventura County Regional – 2023
Congratulations to the 46 Teams PLUS all the Mentors, Volunteers, Sponsors, Friends and Family members from all over California, Hawai, Idaho, Nevada, the Netherlands, Mexico and Chinese Taipei who participated in the FIRST Robotics Competition Ventura County Regional...
Ventura County Regional – 2022
Congratulations to the 44 Teams PLUS all the Mentors, Volunteers, Sponsors, Friends and Family members who participated in the Ventura County FIRST Robotics Regional Competition from March 9-12, 2022. TEAMS ADVANCING TO CHAMPIONSHIPS IN HOUSTON! The following teams...
Ventura Regional – 2019
Congratulations to the 42 Teams from California and Switzerland PLUS all the Mentors, Volunteers, Sponsors, Friends and Family members who participated in the Ventura FIRST Robotics Regional from March 27-30, 2019! ADVANCING TO CHAMPIONSHIPS IN HOUSTON!!! The...
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
February 28, 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!
Make your FIRST® event experience more memorable and affordable. We’ve negotiated hotel and travel discounts available exclusively for FIRST Robotics Competition events. Through our housing experts at Experient, we provide you 24/7 access to full hotel descriptions, real-time availability, amenities, and other details allowing you to book quickly and confidently.
BOOKING LINK COMING SOON.
When you stay with FIRST you and your team:
- Stay close to venue and other teams
- Receive guaranteed low-rates
- Rest easy at FIRST-reviewed hotels
- Enjoy convenient FIRST-contracted amenities at most hotels including complimentary parking, Wi-Fi, and breakfast
- Gain flexibility to make booking adjustments and pay later
- Get reservation protection and assistance before, during, and after your stay if any unexpected challenges occur
- Earn reward points at your preferred hotels
- And of course, support your region with earned rebates that go towards improving future FIRST Robotics Competition local events
Teams are allowed to bring in food but NO OPEN FLAMES or BBQs. If you order food to be delivered, a team member MUST be at the Clara Street gate to receive the food. Team vehicles bringing food need to make arrangements with your team to meet you at the gate to carry in the food.
You are allowed to being in pop-ups and tables for the lunch area. There are some tables, but it is first come first serve.
Please contact Velma at email@example.com prior to your arrival if you need any special assistance.
Sponsor the Regional!
WAYS TO SPONSOR
SUPPORT THE VENTURA REGIONAL
To discuss sponsorship opportunities and benefits of sponsorship, please contact FIRST California Senior Regional Director, David Berggren, through the Contact Form at the bottom of this page.
For 30 years, FIRST® volunteers have fueled the mission by inspiring millions of young people to reach for the stars. You are part of a global support system we’ve built for students who need a spark of curiosity and encouragement to launch their dreams. Together, we’re inspiring the next generation of innovators, technology leaders, and change-makers here on Earth – and beyond.
Non-Technical and Technical Roles Available
EXAMPLES OF ROLES
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 Ventura County 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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