FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®)

Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. We call FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.” Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of 20 or more 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.

2022 Game: RAPID REACT

Renewable sources of energy are everywhere, all the time. Working together in the 2022 season of FIRST Robotics Competition, RAPID REACT, we can support boundless innovation and create a society that’s empowered, inspired, and hopeful.

In RAPID REACTSM presented by The Boeing Company, teams must use innovative engineering, creative thinking, and teamwork to reimagine the future of safe, high-speed travel, and lightening-fast deliveries to propel the next evolution of transportation forward – in this world and beyond.  Watch the game animation for a closer look at RAPID REACT and important game details, rules, point-scoring, and game-play options.

Season (January - April)

The 2022 FIRST® Robotics Competition season will officially kickoff in January 2022.

Game & Season Materials

FRC Teams / Season Management

FRC Season Calendar

Previous FRC Seasons

Archived FRC Game Documentation

Regional Directors

David Berggren, Senior Regional Director of California,,

Kimberly Beals, Regional Director Orange Co., Los Angeles, Inland Empire,

Velma Lomax, Regional Director Central Coast & Los Angeles,

Senior Mentors

Cameron Demille, San Diego FIRST Senior Mentor,

Mark Lampert, Los Angeles FIRST Senior Mentor,

Richard Sisk, Southern California FIRST Senior Mentor,

Additional Information

Chief Delphi

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