FIRST Robotics Competition

Resources for FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) including sample Dean's List judging questions, game test/quizzes to test your knowledge of the FRC game, scoring calculators to calculate the values of the game and help you strategize; printable sheets and guiding documents; user guides for team meetings, documents, and systems; and more.

Evergreen Resources

My Favorite FRC Websites

  • Chief Delphi
    Many FIRSTers spend way too much time on here. There's a lot of valuable knowledge - don't be afraid to ask a question. At the same time, take everything you read with a grain of salt because many of the people posting are team members and mentors like you.

  • The Blue Alliance
    The Blue Alliance is the place for all information related to FRC teams and events. It has team info, event info, match schedules, match results, live videos of events, awards, and more. I am also a contributor to The Blue Alliance and
    you can be, too!

  • FRCLinks
    The FIRST website ( is a pain to navigate. FRCLinks creates short URLs so you can get to where you need to go faster. All links start followed by a code. My favorites include for an event's agenda, for an event's list of teams, for the FRC Blog, and for the game manual. View all the options on the website.

  • The Compass Alliance
    Great teams share their knowledge on TCA

  • FIRST Robotics Network on Facebook
    A community of people sharing information and asking questions about FIRST Robotics. I am an admin of this particular group, but there are others out there, as well.

Sample Dean's List Questions

These questions are not a comprehensive list. Please look for other resources to supplement this. Your judges could ask all or none of these questions. They are just meant to get the ball rolling.

Tip: Interviews go by very quickly and the judges will probably not ask this many questions. Be sure to get out everything you feel you must get out within your first few answers.

  • What does Gracious Professionalism mean to you?

  • How do you show leadership on your team?

  • When did you start FIRST? What caused you to join?

  • Do you have any interaction with other FIRST programs (FLL, FLL Jr., FTC)?

  • What is your favorite part of FIRST?

  • If you could change one thing about FIRST, what would it be?

  • Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

  • What’s your niche in FIRST, or, what is unique about your role?

Lead Queuer Tool

2022 Update: Many of the best features of the Lead Queuer tool have been built into FRC Queue, a new application that enables SMS and Slack based notifications to help teams queue for their matches, and also provides Queuers with a live dashboard, similar to the tool. I recommend you check it out! I likely won't be doing any major further upgrades to this tool.

Youth Member Registration Guide

Please note: this guide hasn't been updated since 2018. You may wish to consult FIRST's newly published resources.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in FIRST

2023: Charged Up

CHARGED UP resources are brand new! Let us know what you think, if you catch any mistakes, and what you'd like to see next. Resources will continue to be added soon as we get ready to play CHARGED UP.

Compiled Resources (from other creators)

2022: Rapid React

ScoutLess 2022

For years, the FIRST (and through it, TBA) API has provided extremely helpful match breakdowns. Yet, every year, I see teams scouting that same data.

We don’t have the API match breakdown for this year yet, but it will likely tell us what each robot did in auto AND what each robot did in the endgame. That means the only quantitative thing left for scouts is game pieces scored.

By leveraging the API, you’ll:

Reduce the number of scouts needed

  • Improve your data accuracy (API data will always be 100% accurate to what happened in the match – people might be, or might not)

  • Allow your scouts to focus on a more substantive, holistic analysis of the match

Compiled Resources (from other creators)

2020 & 2021: Infinite Recharge

Compiled Resources (from other creators)

2019: Destination: Deep Space

Compiled Resources (from other creators)

2018: Power Up

Compiled Resources (from other creators)

2017: Steamworks

Game Test

This resource is no longer available online. Please contact for details.

2016: Stronghold

Scoring Calculator

Game Test

Note: Our game test provider used in 2016 is no longer in service. We saved the questions and answers as screenshots if you want to see the content/recreate the test. Clicking the link below will show both questions and answers on the same page.