Hi Friend,

New this season! The New Team Growth Grant is now open! This grant is open to newly formed FIRST® Robotics Competition teams that are either Rookies or Non-Rookies not formed by Separation or Combine. More information about these definitions is here. Grants are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on November 1!

Apply Today!  Please send any questions regarding this new grant to frcrookie@firstinspires.org.

Are your lead mentors screened? FIRST® requires teams to have two screened lead mentors to be eligible to register for official FIRST events. Event Preferencing will be open before you know it so make sure you update your profile for the season!

Lead mentors: To order your background screening visit our www.firstinspires.org website to log into your FIRST Dashboard; select the white triangle next to “Hello, (your name)” in the upper right-hand corner, and select Youth Protection Screening from the list. Ordering takes less than 5 minutes, your Social Security Number is not required, and the cost is covered by FIRST. For more information, including step-by-step guides, please visit our Youth Protection Policy page. If you have questions or need assistance, please email safetyfirst@firstinspires.org.

2020 Season Teaser: Check out our blog to learn which week the teaser will drop, and an update about the Stop Build Day retirement rules. Subscribe to the blog if you haven’t already to stay current with the 2020 season!

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