FIRST Robotics Competition Team Portal

Is your team nationally registered and paid? 
This is where you’ll find details about this season’s challenge and events happening in the Western Missouri/Kansas region. Your local contact is FIRST Robotics Competition Regional Partner Robert Dumler.

Robert works alongside KC STEM Alliance staff and the FIRST Robotics Competition Regional Planning Committee of key volunteers and regional tournament hosts to plan regional competitions and events.

Along with the information posted here, coaches will receive official email updates during the season. Also be sure to follow us on Facebook at KansasCityFIRST!

SEASON INFORMATION

This Season's Challenge

Transportation drives us forward – impacting economies, bridging cultures, and making us all more globally interconnected.

FIRST® Robotics Competition teams will be challenged to reimagine the future of safe, high-speed travel and lightning-fast deliveries through innovative engineering, creative thinking, and teamwork in
2022 RAPID REACTSM presented by The Boeing Company.

This Season's Documents

This season’s challenge is RAPID REACT.

2022 Game and Season Manual

Dimensions and 3D models of the playing field.

*Links will be updated when RAPID REACT season materials are released.*

This Season's Updates

The FIRST Robotics Competition registration opens September 23.

For 2022, we are planning as close to a “normal” season as possible including in-person events.

We will continue to monitor conditions and reevaluate the possibility of shifting to a different competition format for the safety of our community.

 

Judging & Awards Updates for the 2022 Season

Visit the FIRST Inspires site for Judging & Awards Updates for the 2022 Season.

 

Keep up-to-date using the links below:

This Season's Grant Opportunities

Grants are available nationally and locally, including:

FIRST national FRC grants

KC STEM Alliance grants for teams in a six-county area:

  • Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas
  • Jackson, Platte, Clay and Cass counties in Missouri
  • Grants are awarded to teams with underserved populations, younger teams, teams new to fundraising and teams doing fantastic outreach.
  • More info coming soon.
  • Deadline for application is TBD.

REGIONAL AND OTHER EVENT INFORMATION

Kickoff for our Region

Regional Kickoff  Event Info

This season’s kickoff will be on Saturday January 8, 2022. Details regarding location of kickoff and kit pickup will be shared soon.

Questions? Contact Robert Dumler.

For more details about the global game reveal: http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/kickoff

Greater Kansas City Regional

Greater Kansas City Regional

March 23-26, 2022

Lee’s Summit North High School – Lee’s Summit, MO

This section will be updated as more information is available.

Central Missouri Regional

Central Missouri Regional

March 31-April 3, 2022

Smith-Cotton High School – Sedalia, MO

This section will be updated as more information is available.

Heartland Regional

Heartland Regional

Date TBD

Location TBD

This section will be updated as more information is available.

Registration for Regionals

Your annual team registration fee to FIRST covers your kits of parts and participation in one Regional Event. Team registration is opens September 23, 2021.

Season kick off is Jan. 8, 2022.

For more: https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/calendar

Regional Cancellation Policy

Because cancellations would be made after the team receives its kit of parts, FIRST Robotics Competition Refund Policy does not refund the annual team registration fee.

Please refer to the updated FIRST Robotics Competition Payment Terms for more details.

Off Season Opportunities

Check the Calendar and the tab under NEWS for Team News & Events.

World Championship and other out of region events

The 2022 FIRST Championship is scheduled for April 20-23. More information about the FIRST Championship can be found here.

FAQs and Calendar

What is FIRST Choice and how can our team benefit?

FIRST Choice enables your team to use credits to get more parts for your robot.  Learn more here about what your Kit of Parts benefit gets you including FIRST Choice.

More information:  2021 Kit of Parts Information

Is there an FRC Coach Meeting?

Yes, the FRC Coach Meeting and Roundtable will be held on 10/22/2020 for regional coaches.

Links to what was presented and notes will be shared after the events.

Upcoming FIRST Robotics Competition Events

Jan 08

2022 FIRST® Robotics Competition Kickoff

January 8, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Mar 16

FIRST® Robotics Competition Heartland Regional

March 16, 2022 @ 8:00 am - March 19, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Mar 23

FIRST® Robotics Competition Greater Kansas City Regional

March 23, 2022 @ 8:00 am - March 26, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Mar 31

FIRST® Robotics Competition Central Missouri Regional

March 31, 2022 @ 8:00 am - April 3, 2022 @ 5:00 pm