2019 FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff

Saturday, January 5th

Richmond High School

1250 23rd Street, Richmond, CA 94804


6:30am: Doors Open for Event Check-in

  • Ensure all attending students complete their registration per the process detailed here
  • Print and bring your team rosters from your FIRST Dashboard
  • Lead Mentor 1 or 2 must be in attendance, or a surrogate described below
  • Coffee and light snacks available for purchase


7am: LIVE Worldwide Broadcast & Game Reveal


8-8:30am: Kit Distribution

  • Lead Mentor 1 or 2, or a designate surrogate must present photo ID to pick up kit
  • We recommend bringing a dolly or small cart to help transport your kit


8:30-11am: Strategy Workshop in the Cafeteria

  • Includes help interpreting the rules, understanding the game, strategy definitions
  • Physical activities using a taped-out field area
  • Time to collaborate with your team and other teams to determine your build strategy


11am: End of Scheduled Programs

  • Cafeteria space remains open for social hour (lunch)
  • No food will be provided by the venue, teams must arrange to bring your own food


1pm: Main campus closed


Campus & Parking Map

Parking is available on campus in limited supply, please carpool; please leave space for a kit pick-up vehicle from each team near the back of the theatre.

Surrogate Kit Pick-up

You can choose to have someone else pick it up for you IF you provided a Surrogate Letter by January 3rd, 2019, per FIRST instructions: Surrogate Kit Pick-up information