Kickoff 2018-01-03T20:33:53+00:00

For the most updated information regarding theFIRST Robotics Competition and the Kickoff Event, please reference:

Important Event Information:

All FRC Teams must submit a Team Roster upon arrival at the Kickoff location to receive the Kit of Parts. The Team Roster is created by having students sign into STIMS and Mentors into TIMS. For complete information, click this link:

At Kickoff Registration, Team Leaders must turn in the Team roster and all relevant Consent Forms. At that time, the designated team leader will be given a Kit of Parts (KOP) receipt. Do not fill out the KOP receipt until after you have received all of the KOP totes and boxes. This receipt must be reviewed and turned in before you leave the Kickoff site with your KOP. The Kit of Parts will be given out only after the broadcast concludes.

Each Team’s Kit of Parts is shipping to the Kickoff location indicated on the team’s TIMS form. Kit of Parts will be distributed AFTER the end of the Kickoff broadcast. If your team is signed up but not able to attend Kickoff, please arrange for a surrogate team to handle your Kit of Parts pickup. You must contact FIRST Headquarters for this authorization. We cannot and will not release any Kit of Parts without proper authorization from FIRST headquarters. The Kit of Parts includes several heavy containers, totes and other materials. We highly recommend a hand truck or cart to stack the totes and other materials.

In Minnesota, FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff sites include:

Becker – Becker High School

Duluth – University of Minnesota-Duluth

Mankato – Centennial Student Union, Mankato-Minnesota State University

Minneapolis – University of Minnesota

Nevis – Nevis High School

Rochester – Kellogg Middle School

St. Cloud – St. Cloud State University

Staples – Central Lakes College, Staples Campus

Thief River Falls – Digi-Key Electronics