[FRC Blog] New Season

Posted on the FRC Blog, 5/19/2022: https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/blog/2022-new-season

New Season

Written by Frank Merrick, Director FIRST Robotics Competition

2022 MAY 19 | The 2023 FIRST Robotics Competition Season opens today!*

Registration is now open for the 2023 FIRST® Robotics Competition season, CHARGED UPSM presented by Haas. Sign into your FIRST Dashboard to get started.

Veteran teams, once your team is ‘event ready,’ you can do your drive-base-or-voucher selection. A team is “event ready” if there are two Youth Protection Program screened mentors and no outstanding tasks on your dashboard. If you are not familiar with this concept or need a refresher, veteran teams can decide to not get the standard drive base in exchange for a $450 AndyMark voucher (available when other pre-Kickoff vouchers are released in November 2022). The drive base kit is designed to allow a team to execute basic elements of 2023 game play and can be assembled by a small team in about six hours. Important note: the default condition is for the drive base is to ship with each Kickoff Kit, so if you’re a rookie team or a veteran team that wants the drive base kit, there’s nothing for you to do. If you want the AndyMark voucher instead, you must take this action by October 20, 2022, at which point the decision is irreversible. We’ll remind folks of this several times before the deadline, but we recommend doing this sooner than later, so you don’t miss the window.

Also, you can help us make the 2023 season the best it can be by giving us feedback on the 2022 season. If you have not already done so, please complete the post-season survey by May 30 and tell us what you thought!

Finally, some of you have seen the news that we will once again have a single FIRST Championship in Houston in 2023 and 2024, during what will be Week 8 of the FIRST Robotics Competition season. Unlike in the 2022 season, though, there will be no events scheduled during Week 7 those years, so we can avoid the extremely short notice of FIRST Championship qualification some teams received. FIRST HQ is working with Districts that traditionally have Week 7 Championships to move those to Week 6 and ensure they have all the resources necessary to successfully execute the competition season. In addition, we will be looking at ways to modify FIRST Championship for FIRST Robotics Competition, including reviewing advancement rules and potentially increasing team capacity. We will release more information when we have it available.


*Wait, Frank, didn’t we just finish the 2022 season? Yep. So, it’s a perfect time to start the new one!

CHARGED UP is part of the 2022-2023 FIRST® ENERGIZESM presented by Qualcomm season. Learn more.

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