Registration is OPEN but closes AUGUST 31, 2017!  Register now before the region fills up and you miss out on this upcoming competition season here in the Rio Grande Valley.

Join FIRST-RGV, your only science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educational partner for another exciting season of educational and competitive robotics program.  FIRST is much more than robots…. business planning, marketing planning, programming ( coding ), fundraising and of course, a lot of excitement.

Metro Leagues —-

Edison League (max 32)

Curie League (max 32)

Tesla League (max 32)

Franklin League (max 32)


Metro Leagues?

This year, the RGV will be piloting a new league model for areas with a  large number of teams. This will allow us to have a fewer number of leagues and will give teams more of a variety in competing for the season.

Leagues – How and Why

Leagues will be filled by random selection of all teams in “PAID” status as of August 31, 2017. In the event there is not an equal number, one league may have a smaller or slightly higher number of teams as needed.

Wildcard Events

Any team in the RGV region may, at their own cost, advance independently to a “wild card” event that is being hosted in Laredo, Texas this year. The purpose of a wild card event is to allow teams that did not make advancement from the RGV Championship to score / qualify to advance. THIS IS OPTIONAL GAME PLAY!

Leagues – Gameplay

Each team, despite their league assignment will receive scheduling for 15 match opportunities over the season. Teams must have a minimum of 10 matches to qualify for the RGV Championship event this season.

Rules and Regulations

Teams are expected and required to review the official game manual. This manual includes all rules governing the season. We will do our best to discuss the majority of the rules in advance, but in the event a student (not coach) feels there is a need to question a referee or judges decision, we expect the team member to be familiar with the gameplay rules.