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Deadline Approaching! Rookie Grant: The 2018 FIRST Robotics Competition Rookie
Grant application will close on November 2, 2017.
Kit and Kickoff Registration: Make sure your team has selected Kickoff preferences through the Dashboard. To do so, under the Team Events section, the Lead Coach/Mentor 1 or 2 for the team will want to select “Event Options,” then “Kit & Kickoff.” Please note the following before making your selections:
  1. Picking up your Kickoff Kit at a Local Kickoff will save your team shipping costs;
  2. If your team chooses not to attend any Local Kickoff, the Kickoff Kit will be shipped to your designated contact and your team will be responsible for the shipping costs. Teams that choose to have their Kickoff Kit shipped can expect to receive it sometime during the week after Kickoff.  International teams should be aware that delivery date will depend on customs clearance;
  3. Your team may attend more than one Kickoff.  For example, you can send members to the Kickoff in Manchester, NH, while others can attend a Local Kickoff in your area.  However, you must indicate only one Kickoff for Kickoff Kit pickup;
  4. Please note that to receive your Kickoff Kit, either at your Kickoff location or by having it shipped to you, you must have paid your registration fee.
Teams will be able to make their Kickoff selections until November 20th at noon ET.
Questions about Kickoff? Please contact for assistance.
Game Piece Opt-In: International (non-United States based) teams may now log in and opt-in to receive an extra set of game elements with their Kickoff Kit. More information, including the opt-in instructions, can be found in this blog post.
Youth Team Member Registration: The Youth Registration portion of the Dashboard is available for team members to register for the 2018 season. More information and a user guide for parents is available on the Youth Registration System Overview page in the Resource Library.
Unrestricted Regional Event Registration and Additional In-District Event Registration will open on November 2nd at noon ET. View additional registration open and close dates on the Season Calendar.

As always, we are here to help. Please contact our Customer Support Team with any questions, or if you need help, visit our "Contact Us" webpage:

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