FIRST Team Registration Site

We are excited to announce the release of the NEW Team Registration portion of our website, which will replace the existing Team Information Management Systems (TIMS)*.  With this change, the need for four separate program Team registration systems goes away – the new team registration is now an extension of website.

The process will reduce time on administrative activities, resulting in more time for Coaches and Mentors to work with their teams.  Features include:dashboard-photo

  • Simple, easy-to-use “wizard” approach to all program registrations;
  • Reduced data requirements and streamlined entry choices;
  • Simple dashboard launch point for all registration-related processes that shows the overall status of the user’s teams across all four FIRST programs (e.g. If a Coach has a FIRST LEGO League Team and a FIRST Tech Challenge Team, he/she can check the status of each team from one location);
  • Register, pay for, and manage teams using a common workflow for all four FIRST programs;
  • Payment and grant processing functionality shows grants awarded and allows user to pay for multiple teams at once; and
  • Optimized experience for both desktop and smartphone browsers.

The new site will be launched with our FIRST LEGO League season opening on May 10th and then will be available for the opening of the other programs seasons: 

  • FIRST Tech Challenge on May 18th,
  • FIRST Robotics Competition on May 19th,
  • FIRST LEGO League Jr. on August 1st

All existing user accounts will remain the same, and all existing teams will be rolled forward to the new season as we normally do at this time of year and will be accessible from the new site.   View example pages from the new site here.

Other FIRST sites are not changing at this time – but stay tuned as we continue our journey to improve the FIRST digital experience!

*for FIRST LEGO League Jr. and FIRST LEGO League teams in North America

Do you know of a STEM summer camp in your area? Does your organization sponsor a STEM summer camp? Are there local opportunities for STEM-related activities near you?  If so, we'd love to feature it on our website.

Submit your camp on this form:

Summer Camps will be listed on our website here:

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Note: A listing on our site does not constitute an endorsement by FIRST Chesapeake. 

The Horizons Scholarship supports outstanding high school students on a fully-funded experience in San Francisco, in their pursuit to become leaders in technology. Their programs provide immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving high school students. The program is for 7 weeks over summer 2018 and students need not have programming experience to apply! 

Horizons students have gone on to receive offers from firms such as Google, Slack, Yelp, Amazon, BCG, Visa, J.P. Morgan, and more 

Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Applicants have attended Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan and more. 

Application Process/Criteria

Calling all competitive FIRST Tech Challenge Teams - are you ready to play Relic Recovery

with some of the best teams in the world?  

Maryland Tech Invitational MTI Logo

Maryland FIRST Tech Challenge partner, USRA, is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Maryland Tech Invitational.


The mission of the Maryland Tech Invitational (MTI) is to bring together FIRST Tech Challenge teams across the world who have demonstrated excellence in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for a high quality competitive tournament. Spots will be earned through achievement in the FTC robot game during the current season.


The MTI will take place Saturday June 23, and Sunday June 24, 2018 at Atholton High School in Columbia, MD.   There will be a bonus STEM program on the afternoon of Friday June 22.


All FTC teams are welcome to apply. MTI invitations will be awarded based on the level reached by a team in the robot game during the 2017/2018 season. Judged technical awards will be presented. The MTI’s Winning Alliance, Finalist Alliance will be given prizes directed to their teams’ school or nonprofit to support their continued participation in the FIRST Tech Challenge program.    


Application deadline is April 16, 2018.   


See Maryland Tech Invitational for full details.
Apply Now!

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Please see the below instructions for parking around the University of Maryland Xfinity Center for this weekend's FIRST Chesapeake District Championship Event


Friday, March 30th. 

Visitors can park in the Regents Drive Parking Deck (upper levels) at $3/hr. There is a shuttle running every 10-15 minutes from the Garage through campus and then to the XFINITY Center. (Shuttle ride is about 20 minutes. Walking is about 10 minutes). 

Parking will be available at no charge in designated lots after 4pm on

Saturday, March 31st. Parking is free in designated lots. 
We did not become aware of the
​ complexity of the parking situation 
until recently. W
​e regret the complicated nature of these arrangements and appreciate your patience and understanding. 
Here is the list of those DLA candidates who are moving forward in the interview process.  These students will be re-interviewed  at Championships, and the top four will be advanced.  Congratulations!
Finalist Team
Eric Boesen                             1418
Leslie Lytle                               5587
Melissa Romero                      1389
Jack Palmer                             2068
Josephine Holland                  422
Kelsey Rogers                          116
Alex Barrett                             401
Stacey Mescher                      1086
Justin Sherlock                        5950
Sahdiah Cox                            3359
Geo Lim 2537
Jessica Aujla 5243
Becky Button 339