FIRST Robotics Competition

Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. We call FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.” Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of 20 or more students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.

All FIRST Chesapeake District Events and the Championship are free and open to the public. Click below to learn more:

District Events Calendar

FIRST Chesapeake District Championship at George Mason University


For 2019 pre-inspection locations and dates. click here


Watch the 2018 FRC Challenge Power Up


Live Stream Video of each FIRST Chesapeake event is Sponsored by:

Northrop Grumman 


For more information about FIRST Robotics Competition, contact FIRST Chesapeake Programs Director Kristin Clemons, or visit