Hi Friend,

  1. Kickoff is Here!
  2. Materials Release
  3. Kickoff Sweepstakes
  4. Reminder: Technical Documentation is Moving
  5. Machine Learning for FIRST® Tech Challenge Teams and Robots
Kickoff is Here!
We can't wait to launch our POWERPLAYsm presented by Raytheon Technologies game, part of the FIRST® ENERGIZESM presented by Qualcomm season at 12 noon Eastern Time on Saturday, September 10! Thank you to all our program delivery partners for hosting local Kickoff events. If you are not able to attend a local Kickoff event, make sure to join in the action by signing up for an event reminder on our Game and Season page or tune into the FIRST® Tech Challenge YouTube channel at 12 noon Eastern Time!
We'd love your help “making it loud” and celebrating our FIRST Tech Challenge Kickoff on Facebook and Twitter. Join the celebration using the hashtags: #POWERPLAY and #FTCKickoff. Happy POWERPLAY Kickoff! 
Materials Release
Season materials including the release of Game Manual Part 2, Game One Page, and the Field Assembly and Setup Guide will be published following the Kickoff Broadcast on our Game & Season Materials page.
Kickoff Sweepstakes
Four winners will receive a 2022-2023 POWERPLAY presented by Raytheon Technologies partial game set and scoring elements. All teams need to do to enter is complete their 2022-2023 FIRST Tech Challenge team season registration before 12 noon Eastern Time on September 15, 2022, for a chance to win the 2022 Kickoff Sweepstakes. If a team has already completed their FIRST Tech Challenge season registration for this season, they are already entered into the sweepstakes. Make sure to tell your friends that haven’t yet registered for the season to do it before September 15 for a chance to be entered!
Reminder: Technical Documentation is Moving
FIRST Tech Challenge has moved the control system, programming, and CAD resources to an html platform FIRST Tech Challenge Docs to increase searchability for important topics and better organize content. The resources are now organized by persona so that you can easily find what you’re looking for based on your needs as a Rookie Team, Veteran Team, Coach, or Technical Mentor. This platform will be updated regularly with new content and links to sponsor content and offers. Check it out

Let us know what you think! Please provide feedback via this FIRST Tech Challenge Docs form.
Machine Learning for FIRST Tech Challenge Teams and Robots
Interested in learning more about machine learning? The FIRST® ml-toolchain will be open to FIRST Tech Challenge teams through their registered coach or mentor after Kickoff. This platform allows teams using TensorFlow to expand their machine learning skills through training their own models. In the meantime, prepare and review the ML-Toolchain User Guide.