From FIRST Inspires-

Important! Kit and Kickoff Selection: We are experiencing an issue with the Kit & Kickoff selection in the FIRST Dashboard. While we work on correcting this issue, we have shut off teams' ability to sign up for Kickoffs. We will make an announcement once this has been resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience, but appreciate your understanding and patience.

The FIRST Chesapeake Programs Expo and FTC Scrimmage Sponsored by Qualcomm will be held on October 15th at the Science Museum of Western Virginia

This event, as well as museum admission, are FREE for this day only!

See robotics exhibits from LEGOs to 120+ pound FIRST Robotics Competition robots. Test your skill driving a demo robot. Learn more about volunteering or starting a FIRST robotics program in your school. This FREE event is great fun for the entire family, from kindergarten to grandparents.



Does your team want to compete in the FTC scrimmage or be an FRC exhibitor? This a great outreach opportunity. They also need a referee for the field and volunteers to answer visitor questions about FIRST.

  • Don't delay- contact Tim Farmer at  to check availability


Are you itching to get back to live robot action? The District FRC off-season events sponsored by teams need volunteers. Lend a hand before the official season starts!





Senior Head Referee Jim Anderson will be on hand to help decipher the 2022-23 POWER PLAY game and potential strategies with teams. .

If you would like to ask a question in advance, submit it here. Deadline for submissions is September 26th. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions in real time via Twitch. 

The video recording of the FIRST Chesapeake August 23rd, 2022 Tow Hall featuring new Executive Director Scott Turnbull is now available for viewing on our YouTube channel

Click here to view the slides from the presentation.

Inclement Weather


In case of Inclement Weather the day of
a FIRST Chesapeake Event,
Please call (804) 404-6653
after 5am for updates