What's Happening in FIRST® Robotics Competition?

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Online Video Workshop Library

FIRST Washington and ORTOP have partnered together to bring some online training videos to FRC & FTC teams in the community. For a library of those videos click here. If you have an idea for a video you do not see here, email Adrienne Rime at arime@firstwa.org


Shared Team Document Library

A library of shared team documents. If you have documents to share, contact arime@firstwa.org  Link


Upcoming Events:


February 2022:


2/17/22: Coaches Chat 7pm

Watch the recording here: https://youtu.be/ejXalu051FM

PowerPoint here: https://firstwa.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/FRC-event-Briefing-2-17-22.pdf


March 2022:

3/1: Inspection Zoom Meeting 7pm

Slides are in the workshops & webinars section

3/3-3/5: Clackamas Academy, Oregon City, OR


3/4-3/6: Glacier Peak HS, Snohomish, WA            


3/10-3/12: Wilsonville HS, Wilsonville, OR            


3/17-3/19: SunDome, Yakima, WA                           


3/18-3/20: Sammamish HS, Bellevue, WA


3/24-3/26: Oregon State Fair, Salem, OR              


3/25-3/27: Auburn HS, Auburn WA                         


3/31-4/2: West Valley HS, Spokane, WA                 


April 2022:

4/1-4/3: Bonney Lake HS, Bonney Lake, WA         


4/7-4/9: PNW District Championship






What is FIRST® Robotics Competition?

 FIRST® Robotics Competition is designed for youths grades 9-12 and combines the excitement of sports with the rigor of science and technology. With strict rules, limited resources and time, students are tasked with the challenge of creating an industrial-size robot to compete; they must build and program the robot to compete and cooperate with other teams.

FRC teams can be formed in schools or other youth-based organizations and are led by two or more adult mentors to help educate and guide the students in the challenge they’ve been given, raising funds, designing and maintaining the team brand, and working with their community to earn specific awards.

Each year, FIRST® provides teams with a new challenge that focuses on real-world issues that scientists and engineers are facing today. They have six weeks to plan, design, build, and program a robot to compete with and against other teams and their robots.

Volunteers and teachers are the lifeblood of the program – they make it happen. Volunteering with FIRST® Washington is a great way to impact today’s youth in a new and exciting way, and there is a unique role for every person.

FRC is preparing youth to be the future leaders of the STEM field by approaching robotics as a team sport rather than a classroom subject. Our goal is to make learning fun and ignite a passion for discovery and creativity. It provides students with a “real-world” environment to learn new skills and improve on existing skills.


Whether you’re a parent, teacher, coach, volunteer, or team member, FIRST® Washington has your back every step of the way. We’ve built an array of resources to help guide you, solve problems, and make your robotics journey a success.


FIRST® Washington makes sure that students have all they need to be inspired, develop their talents and do their best in FIRST® Robotics Competition. Our resources make it easy to find the answers you need.

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FIRST® Washington gives educators access to helpful online toolkits, detailed instructions, and connections to resources, including a free, comprehensive online curriculum and professional development.

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Volunteering with FIRST® Robotics Competition is a great way to impact today’s youth in a new and exciting way, with unique roles for every person that are all significant to the success of the students.

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