FIRST oversees the national registration process for all teams in the United States.  Once you have completed the national registration components, you will be invited to sign up in the local registration software, MyCVR.

As part of national registration, teams will pay the registration fee and order the Challenge Kit.  The Challenge Kit is comprised of the mat and LEGO elements that form the competition field.  Teams may order an EV3 MINDSTORMS Kit or SPIKE Prime Kit from LEGO if needed.  (Full details on valid pieces and parts can be found in the Robot Game rules.)

The Main Roles

Each team has two coach roles that must be filled, and an optional Team Admin role.  The Team Admin role allows a school or organization to have one contact on all teams to manage payment information and coaches.  The purchaser does not need to be screened.  

Each team must have two adult coaches that pass a free background check (through a third party vendor).  The background check is required every three years, so returning teams may not need to worry about the background check each year.  A team must have two screened coaches before Central Valley Robotics will let a team register for an event.  

Coaches can complete the screening process in parallel to the steps below; however, screening must be complete to be in compliance with CVR's registration policies.  

The Registration Process

The following is a brief overview of the registration process.  Please direct any registration questions to FIRST at: https://www.firstinspires.org/about/contact-us

Types of Registrations

FIRST has a couple of registration opens and there are some important considerations for each type:

  1. Team Registration: this is the traditional team registration type.  Every registration gets a team access to CVR's qualifiers and other events.  A school can have multiple team registrations.  
  2. Class Pack: this option allows for classrooms to purchase supplies in bulk.  The Class Pack option does not grant participation in the official CVR event structureLearn more here.