The highest level of robotics competition offered by FIRST. High-school students team up with the world’s best technology companies to build the most impressive robots you’ve ever seen. Built from scratch in only 6 weeks, these 5 foot tall, 140 pound robots compete in high intensity robo-sports. With bragging rights at stake for schools and the companies that support them, robotics takes on a pro-sports experience. Watch the best of the best in robotics come out to play.

“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 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 over $12 million in college scholarships

Ian Koscielski

Regional Director, British Columbia


Kickoff marks the beginning of the design and build season. Teams have the opportunity to meet at the BC Kickoff to pick up the Kit of Parts, and get geared up for the exciting competition season. Click here  see the most up-to-date information on the BC kick-off event!

Start A Team

If you are interested in starting a team, learn more about it here

Hubs and Online Help Desk

Hubs and online help desk for teams


Find out when our next competition is, so you can come see the robots in action

Become a Sponsor

Find out how your company can become a sponsor?

Fundraising and Team Sustainability

Learn more about the costs to run a team and the grants that could help you


Learn more about how you can volunteer to help at a competition


Find all the resources to help you with your team

Find a Team

Looking to join a team? Click here to find nearby teams