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 $81 million USD in college scholarships

Program Overview

Learn more about the FIRST Robotics Competition

Start A Team

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


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


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

Fundraising and Team Sustainability

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

Find a Team

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


Find all the resources to help you with your team

Hubs and Online Help Desk

Ontario walk-in help and our online help desk for teams

District Payment

Register and pay for the Ontario District

Become a Sponsor

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