How are teams judged at competitions and what awards are there for FIRST® Robotics Competition teams?How are teams judged at competitions and what awards are there for FIRST® Robotics Competition teams?
FIRST® Robotics Competition teams are judged for awards based upon team attributes and creativity, innovation, and their machines. Judges decide who gets awards through interactions they have with teams, as well as documentation the team provides them with. Judges have the ability to positively impact the quality of an event and have the opportunity to coach students on career paths.
Here are descriptions of the awards that are based upon team attributes.
Here are descriptions of the awards that are based upon creativity, and innovation and their machine.
How do I register my team for FIRST® Robotics Competition?
You begin the two-level registration process with national FIRST® registration. When you complete the short process (around 20 minutes) and pay your registration fee, you will receive:
– An official team number
– Coaches’ Handbook
Once your team is registered with FIRST® nationally, the coach or team representative must register with FIRST® Washington. Registering with FIRST® Washington will allow you to participate in the event registration process in October and the opportunity to compete in local competitions, qualifiers and regional championships.
Please go to the Get Started page on this site to begin the registration process.
Veteran teams are only required to renew your team profile every year after first registration, to confirm your participation.
Students participating in FIRST® Robotics Competition must register themselves in the team profile each year, to create a network between all competing members, and to ensure all the necessary paperwork is completed.
What are the rules for participating in a FIRST® Robotics Competition event?
The rules for the 2019 FIRST® Robotics Competition game will be released with the game in January 2020. Once released, you can find all official rules in the INFINITE RECHARGE Game Manual.
What is the FIRST® Youth Protection Program (YPP)?
The purpose of the FIRST® Youth Protection Program (FIRST® YPP) is to provide Coaches, Mentors, Volunteers, employees, others working in FIRST® programs, team members, parents, and guardians of team members with information, guidelines, and procedures to create safe environments for everyone participating in FIRST® programs.
The FIRST® YPP sets minimum standards recommended for all FIRST® activities. Adults working in FIRST® programs must be knowledgeable of the standards set by the FIRST® YPP, as well as those set by the school or organization hosting their team.
FIRST® expects all teams in the United States and Canada to adhere to all provisions of the FIRST® YPP.
FIRST® Robotics Competition welcomes you into our community of teachers, students, coaches, mentors, and volunteers. Our curriculum is adaptable to every kind of teaching environment and is ready for you.
You’re the one who can bring the excitement of robotics into your school and possibly change the direction of your students’ careers and lives. What’s happening in STEM tomorrow is happening now at FIRST® Washington.