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  1. Control Hub “Share the Spare” Plan
  2. POWERPLAYSM presented by Raytheon Technologies Game Field Pre-Orders
  3. Game and Season Materials Webpage
  4. Team Management Resources Webpage
  5. FIRST® Tech Challenge Rookie Grants
Control Hub “Share the Spare” Plan
We are excited about the upcoming 2022-2023 season, FIRST®
ENERGIZESM presented by Qualcomm, and the FIRST® Tech Challenge game, POWERPLAYSM presented by Raytheon Technologies.  Unfortunately, the REV Robotics Control Hub, a core component of the reusable FIRST Tech Challenge robot kit, is currently unavailable due to ongoing global supply chain disruptions. All efforts are being made to have Control Hubs in stock in time for kickoff in September. 
In the meantime, we are asking our existing teams to help rookie teams get started by sharing spare Control Hubs and/or Expansion Hubs with Android Phones.  Many teams have spare equipment or Expansion Hubs that they have replaced with Control Hubs.  If you can help “share the spare,” please reach out to your local Program Delivery Partner.   
Alternatively, teams have the option to participate in the REV Control System buyback program which may be a good option to help rookie teams that are not in your region. You can find more information on the REV Robotics' Buy-Back Program here. This program will remain open until June 30, 2022.
We are proud of our community and the wonderful acts of Gracious Professionalism® and Coopertition® our teams display both on and off the field.  Thank you for everything you do to help grow the FIRST community and help us deliver the Impact of our mission to as many students as possible. 
POWERPLAY presented by Raytheon Technologies Game Field Pre-Orders
AndyMark is now accepting Team Pre-Orders for the 2022-2023 game sets. Team orders will be fulfilled in the order in which they are received. Team orders received by August 26, 2022, will begin shipping the week after Kickoff, September 12, 2022 (no Saturday deliveries). For more information, please read our blog post.
POWERPLAY presented by Raytheon Technologies Game and Season Materials Webpage
We’re excited for our POWERPLAY season! Make sure to check out our Game & Season Info webpage to stay up to date on all things POWERPLAY!
Team Management Resources Webpage
We have created a ton of resources to help your team get started, from Youth Registration System instructions, to a Mentor Manual, to a Coach’s Playbook, to fundraising, and preparing for competition. Check them all out on our Team Management Resources webpage.
FIRST Tech Challenge Rookie Grants
We have 2022-2023 FIRST Tech Challenge Rookie Grants available for brand new teams. Tell your friends and neighbors that thanks to DEKA we're able to grant new teams $750 to use towards their season registration and product. Apply here!