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Registration for the 2023 CHARGED UPSM presented by Haas season is open now, and it’s time to get ENERGIZED!

Start your team registration and prepare your team to unlock the power of engineering to transform renewable energy and power a better future.

Drive Base Opt Out available now – By default, all 2023 Kickoff Kits include a drive base* kit, but veteran teams can opt to receive a $450 voucher to AndyMark instead of the drive base kit by selecting “Drive Base Opt Out” from the “Team Options” under the “Parts and Products” drop down. Your team’s drive base selection can be changed until 12 noon, ET, October 20, 2022.  

To update your team’s drive base selection, your team needs to be “event ready” for the season. Check your Dashboard for outstanding tasks and confirm both of your lead mentors have up to date Youth Protection Screenings.

Start CHARGED UP Registration

FIRST® Robotics Competition team registration is $6,000 and includes:


Important Payment Process Changes – When you go to complete your team’s registration for the 2022-2023 season, please ensure you have received and applied all anticipated grant funding, and, if applicable, uploaded your Sales Tax Exemption Certificate. Once you have completed each purchase and checked out, your order and payment method are final.

If you need help applying your grant funding prior to completing your purchase, please reference our registration walkthrough videos.

FIRST® will no longer be able to replace original payments with other funding after your order is complete. If funding is received after your order was completed, FIRST will apply funding received on behalf of a team (checks, grants, etc.) as a “credit” on the team’s account. These funds can be used on future orders during the 2022-2023 season. Read the FIRST payment terms.

U.S.-based teams receiving grants: Beginning this 2022-2023 season, FIRST will only be issuing regrants for the CHARGED UP presented by Haas season from December–June 2023. You can begin applying for your regrant in December 2022 and, as in prior years, all regrant requests must be made by June 30, 2023. Regrant checks will be limited to twice per season, per team, so please request your regrant accordingly. Please visit the Regranting, Process, Procedures, and W-9 page for full details.

Mark your calendars for Kickoff January 7 when we’ll reveal the CHARGED UP game and details.

The power is yours.

*The 2023 drive base is similar to the AM14U5 from 2022 and includes a bumper and battery mounting kit. Features will enable a team to execute the basic elements of game play and the drive base can be assembled by a small team with limited resources in about six hours.