FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®)

“The varsity sport for the mind,” FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of 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.

Students in grades 9-12 (ages 14-18) get to:

  • Learn from professional engineers
  • Build and compete with a robot of their own design
  • Learn and use sophisticated software and hardware
  • Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
  • Earn a place in the World Championship
  • Qualify for more than $14.8 million in college scholarships

Get Involved

How to Start a Team

2014 Season

FRC Season Calendar

FRC Program Registration

FRC Season News and Email Blasts

FRC Blog


AERIAL ASSIST is played by two competing Alliances of three robots each on a flat 25’ x 54’ foot field, straddled by a truss suspended just over five feet above the floor. The objective is to score as many balls in goals as possible during a two (2)-minute and 30-second match. The more Alliances score their ball in their goals, and the more they work together to do it, the more points their Alliance receives..

2014 AERIAL ASSIST Game Summary  (one page PDF)

2014 FRC Game Information and Resources

2014 Events

2014 FRC Kickoff Events

2014 Inland Empire Kickoff

Date: Saturday, January 4, 2014, 7 AM - 11 AM

Venue: Riverside Poly High School THeater

Address: 5450 Victoria Ave, Riverside, CA 92506


2014 Los Angeles Kickoff

Date: Saturday, January 4, 2014, 7 AM - 11 AM

Venue: University of Southern California

Address: 3710 McClintock Ave, Los Angeles CA 90089


2014 San Diego Kickoff

Date: Saturday, January 4, 2014, 7 AM - Noon

Venue: Kearny High School Auditorium

Address: 7651 Wellington St, San Diego CA 92111


2014 FRC Regional Events

2014 Inland Empire Regional

Dates: Friday-Sunday, February 28 - March 2

Venue: Grand Terrace High School

Address: 21810 Main Street, Grand Terrace, CA 92313


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2014 San Diego Regional

Dates: Thursday-Saturday, March 6-8

Venue: Valley View Casino Center (formerly San Diego Sports Arena)

Address: 3500 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110


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2014 Los Angeles Regional sponsored by
         The Roddenberry Foundation

Dates: Thursday-Saturday, March 20-22

Venue: Long Beach Arena

Address: 300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802


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Long Beach Food and Resources List (PDF, 35 KB)

2014 Championships

Dates: Wednesday-Saturday, April 23-26

Venue: Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis MO

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2013 FRC Season - UltimAte Ascent

2012 FRC Season - Rebound Rumble

2011 FRC Season - Logo Motion

2010 FRC Season - Breakaway


Additional Information

David Berggren, Southern California Regional Director,,

Ric Roberts, Los Angeles Regional FRC Organizing Committee Chairman,

Dona Sisk, Inland Empire Regional Planning Committee Chair,

Members of Los Angeles Regional FRC Organizing Committee

Eileen Kahn, Los Angeles FIRST Senior Mentor,

Richard Sisk, Southern California FIRST Senior Mentor,