This is the moment to get energized to innovate. From the machines that move us to the food that sustains us to the wireless technologies that connect us, energy plays an essential role in keeping our world running. During our 2022-2023 robotics season, FIRST® ENERGIZE℠ presented by Qualcomm, teams will reimagine the future of sustainable energy and power their ideas forward. Innovation can't wait.
Registration for the 2022-2023 POWERPLAYSM season for teams from the Netherlands and Belgium is open from June 6 through October 1, 2022
Please read all the information on this page carefully before registering your team.
Fill in the registration form as completely as possible to join.
To participate in the events, it is also necessary to (re-)register the team with FIRST. This has to be done every season. Go to the FIRST website and login to the Dashboard or create an account if you are new to FTC.
There is no fee to be paid to FIRST for this registration.
Do you need help registering through the FIRST Dashboard? Check out the manual for international team registration
Teams from Germany and Switzerland are also welcome to join our competition. Teams from other countries can contact FTC Netherlands to discuss possible participation.
The registration fee is € 295,00 per team.
Each registered team may participate in two League Meets, which are organized at various locations in the Netherlands.
The 28 teams with the highest score are allowed to participate in the FTC Benelux Championship which will be organized in February 2023.
If your team qualifies for the FTC Benelux Championship there will be an additional fee of € 100,00.
The registration fee does not include the required reusable hardware for the robot control system, robot kits, or (optional) game elements.
FIRST Tech Challenge Control Hub Availability
The Rev Robotics Control Hub, a core component of the reusable FTC robot kit is currently unavailable due to ongoing supply chain disruptions. FIRST is working closely with the supply partners to address these challenges and will share more information as it becomes available.
FTC teams that register for the 2022-2023 season can place an order for the Control Hub and purchase the other robotics kit elements and get started designing and building their robot. To keep students engaged until the Control Hub arrives, teams can utilize FIRST@ Home activities. More resources are in development and will become available this fall. FTC Netherlands is also developing its own workshops/solutions to keep rookie teams engaged.
If no Control Hubs are available by October 1, 2022, new (rookie) FTC teams may request a voucher for €150.00 for the 2023-2024 season if their team cannot participate in the League Meets of the POWERPLAYSM season due to Control Hub availability. The team can participate in all other activities that are organized.
We encourage returning teams to utilize existing hardware for the 2022-2023 season if possible.
Dates and locations events
All dates and locations of League Meets will be announced at the kick-off on September 10, 2022.
Mark September 10 in your calendars. More information will follow soon.
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