Competitions

(a) Pre Season Meetings
(b) Regional Event and Championship Registration
(c) Regional Events
(d) Scouting
(e) Inspections
(f) Awards
(g) Travel

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(a) Pre Season Meetings

Preseason/summer tasks

(b) Regional Event and Championship registration

In the fall teams should pre-register as soon as they know they intend to take part in the next season. Pre-registration does not require any financial commitment but it puts a team on the map for support and communications.
NEMO: Questions to Consider When Choosing Your FIRST Event(s)

(c) Regional Events

1. What to expect
NEMO: the Resources secion on the NEMO site has a collection of helpful resources.

(d) Scouting

The Blue Alliance: Dedicated to scouting and archiving competition footage, run by FIRST alumni. Watch till your eyes blur! 

(e) Inspections

Senior Mentor Recordings

NEMO: Inspection Tips

(f) Awards

NEMO: Judging Hints at the Regionals

1. Chairman's Award

Senior Mentor Recordings


2. Woodie Flowers Award

See section six of the competition manual

Five Steps Towards A Winning WFA/UFH Essay

3. Judging done in the pits
See section six of the competition manual

(g) Travel


NEMO: Choosing A Hotel & Tips for Travel

WPI/FIRST ThinkTank: Resources on competitions, articles on strategy, Chairman's Award, team building and more