The 2018-2019 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) season is ready to launch on January 6, 2018 at Vanguard Academy – 1200 E Kelly Ave. in Pharr, Texas.  Join us for this very special kick off event that will allow teams, that have ordered their robot kit in time, to come and join us for the live broadcast of the new game and receive special information during the event.  Don’t pay for shipping when you order your robot, have it sent to our kick off event and come and enjoy the fun. Teams from the Rio Grande Valley and Mexico will be present so it is a great time to network with the others in the area. This event is open to the general public and all of our other FIRST programs are welcome to attend as well.

To register for a new team or to renew your veteran team, visit

If you would like more information on the FIRST Robotics Challenge (FRC) program for your school district or after school program, please email us at and we will be glad to come and present on the benefits of a FRC team at your school.

FRC is the most advance option of robotics competition by FIRST Robotics and is for students grades 9-12 only.

2018 Game Teaser


Impact of FRC

Scholarships Available to FIRST Teams!

FIRST RGV in conjunction with FIRST robotics is a non-profit operating in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas for the purpose of bringing quality science, technology, engineering and mathematics ( STEM / S.T.E.M.) programs to the students. Any donations to FIRST RGV can be restricted to a specific team or can be used for general program operations that serve more than 2,400 students in Hidalgo, Cameron, Willacy, Starr and Zapata counties.

FIRST is much more than robots. Students involved in a FIRST program will experience: business planning, engineering, social media marketing, leadership building skills, innovative / critical thinking skills, public speaking opportunities and guidance and being involved in a program that does not just suggest, but requires GRACIOUS PROFESSIONALISM as part of life.

Support FIRST RGV through cash donations, volunteering your team to mentor a team or support a competitive robotics event in your community.

Contact us for more information and get involved!