Hi Friend,

Deadlines Approaching! Please be aware of the following deadlines:

  • Payment Deadline: 1st Regional and 1st and 2nd District Event Registration must be secured by 5 p.m. ET on Monday, November 18. Please view the Pricing Structure and Payment Terms for more details. Please note that the following Districts will have their own payment terms and deadlines: FIRST® Israel, FIRST® Ontario District, and Pacific Northwest District.
  • Kit and Kickoff Selections must be made prior to noon ET on Monday, November 18. Teams who do not make their selections in the Dashboard will default to having the kit shipped to their location and will incur applicable shipping costs.
  • Event Registration will close on Monday, November 18 at noon ET.
  • 2020 FIRST Championship Pre-Qualified Teams Registration will close on Monday, November 18 at noon ET.

Virtual Kit Detail: Pre-Kickoff vouchers and software tools will be available on the Kit of Parts page today, November 14 after noon ET.

Robot Transportation Exemption Requests: In case you missed it, we are continuing the Robot Transportation Exemption program for the 2020 season, which allows teams to request assistance in shipping their robots to Regional events (if transporting their robot to the event themselves would be a hardship). If your team is experiencing a hardship and needs assistance shipping your robot, we encourage you to apply! The deadline to request a Robot Transportation Exemption is Friday, November 22, 2019. For information on the criteria and the application portal, visit the Robot Transportation page.

Reminder! Woodie’s Celebration of Life: Teams are invited to participate in person in the Celebration of Life for Woodie on Monday, December 9. Lead Coach/Mentors 1 and 2 received emails last week with invitations to the event. We will not be accepting requests for tickets after midnight ET this Friday, November 15, so please get your requests in soon.

Don’t forget to ask parents to register their students today! Team rosters must be completed before your team attends their first event.  Learn more about registering youth team members and get started today!

As always, we are here to help. Please contact our Customer Support Team with any questions.
FIRST® Robotics Competition Team Support