"First" Robotics Competition is the ultimate Sport for the Mind™, where imagination and innovation come together! By combining the excitement of sport and beauty of art with the rigors of science and technology, teams of high school students (ages 14 - 18/grades 9 - 12) are challenged to design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform tasks against a field of competitors."
"Teams work together and build, program and test robots with the guidance of adult Mentors. Teams then compete with their robots as family and friends cheer from the stands at more than 140 events worldwide all leading up to the 2017 FIRST Championships April 19 - 22 in Houston, TX and April 26 - 29 in St. Louis, MO." from FRC, firstinspires.org.