A full continuum of programs inspiring young people ages 6 to 18


For children ages 6-9, FIRST® LEGO® League JR. (FLLJR) captures young children's curiosity and directs it toward discovering the wonders of science and technology. This program features a real-world scientific concept to be explored through research, teamwork, construction, and imagination. Guided by adult Coaches, teams use LEGO® bricks to build a model that moves and develop a Show Me Poster to illustrate their journey.

Children get to:
  • Design and build a challenge-related model using LEGO® components
  • Create a Show Me Poster and practice presentation skills
  • Explore challenges facing today's scientists
  • Discover real-world math and science
  • Begin developing teamwork skills
  • Choose to participate in expos and showcases
  • Engage in team activities
2019/2020 Season

Join our mission into the 31st season of FIRST! Discover your sense of wonder during the 2019/20 FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. season, BOOMTOWN BUILD.

You and your team will design a place where you make the rules, learn to thrive in a new environment, and explore all that is around you.


Introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FIRST LEGO League teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society.

Elementary and middle-school students get to:
  • Design, build, test and program robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology
  • Apply real-world math and science concepts
  • Research challenges facing today’s scientists
  • Learn critical thinking, team-building and presentation skills
  • Participate in tournaments and celebrations

Join our journey into the 31st season of FIRST®! Prepare to shape your place, think green and become a CITY SHAPER.

The 2019/2020 FIRST® LEGO® League season will test your design and innovation to create a sustainable city.

FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®)

FTC is designed for students in grades 7-12 to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using a variety of languages. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles.

Awards are given for the competition as well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.

Students get to:
  • Design, build, and program robots
  • Apply real-world math and science concepts
  • Develop problem-solving, organizational, and team-building skills
  • Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
  • Compete for a spot in the World Championship
  • Qualify for over $13.5 million in college scholarships
2019-2020 Season

Join our expedition into the 31st season of FIRST®! Ready your robots to shape and create your own world-class environment in SKYSTONE Presented By Qualcomm.

In the 2020 FIRST® Tech Challenge season, teams will explore sustainable building concepts through a challenging and innovative game.

FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®)

The Varsity Sport for the Mind™, FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of 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.

Students get to:
  • Learn from professional engineers
  • Build and compete with a robot of their own design
  • Learn and use sophisticated software and hardware
  • Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
  • Earn a place in the World Championship
  • Qualify for over $20 million in college scholarships
2019-2020 Season

Join our expedition into the 31st season of FIRST®! Explore your abilities to design a competitive robot in INFINITE RECHARGE.

The 2020 FIRST® Robotics Competition season will officially kickoff in January 2020.