Rookie Alert- Upcoming Deadlines~Plan Ahead~We're here to help!


Greetings Rookies:

Upcoming Deadlines:

Thursday, February 13th: Chairman’s and Entrepreneurship Award submissions close. Rookie teams are not eligible for the Chairman’s Award, however, they are invited to submit for the award (the process of applying will give your team a benchmark to measure your team against in future years). 

Tuesday, February 18th: Stop Build Day.  On this day, your team MUST stop work on your robot and seal it in the bag provided in your Kit of Parts (KoP) with the tag from your KoP. Additionally, your team must complete the Robot Lock Up Form. Details are available in Section 5 of the Administrative manual – Robot Transportation:

Tuesday, February 18th: The Woodie Flowers Award submission closes.

Thursday, February 20th: The FIRST Dean’s List Award submission closes. 

Additional information on FRC Awards can be found in section 6 of the Administrative Manual:

Plan Ahead:

If your team is not already checking the Team Updates, please do so immediately. This is the official place where FRC posts clarifications and updates to the game rules.  You don’t want to work long and hard on your robot, and then learn that a rule update disallows your design.

If you haven’t already assigned one person to read and distribute every email blast from yet, assign someone NOW. If you have one person assigned to communication, they can make sure each division on your team gets the information they need.  If your team has missed any email blasts, you can find them archived on the FRC Team Email Blast page  

We’re here to help:

If you have any questions, please contact Team Support at or 1-800-871-8326, “0” – they are eager to help you during this rookie season! (If you are calling from outside the United States, please dial +1.603-666-3906, “0”)

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 Go Rookies!