Team Portal

Team Portal for POWERPLAY Season (2022-2023)


National Registration - $295 to FIRST

All teams must complete National Registration and pay the non-refundable $295 fee (or have a grant to cover). Teams are allowed to order equipment prior to their two adult coaches completing the Youth Protection Program (YPP). However, teams will not be allowed to register for local events until YPP screening is a Yes for both coaches.

Check the GRANTS tab below for opportunities before registering.

    Grant Opportunities

    FIRST is not regranting money to teams this season. Do not apply for more grants than you can use in the FIRST storefront.

    Check the FIRST Grant Opportunities for the latest list that is published by HQ (updated often).

    NOTE: the info below still needs to be updated.

    FIRST  Rookie Grants (listed on the FIRST site above).

    • Rookies – $275 to cover registration and $225 toward equipment
    • Apply for this need based grant here 
    • Do NOT pay FIRST registration before grant notification
    • Deadline is Nov.1, 2021

    John Deere Grants (listed on the FIRST site above)

    • Teams must be within 40 miles of Coffeyville, KS or Springfield, MO facilities or have a John Deere employee mentoring virtually
    • Do NOT pay FIRST registration before grant notification.
    • Learn more and apply here
    • Deadline is Sept. 30, 2021

    Boeing Employee Mentors Grant (listed on the FIRST site above)

    • Applications are open for Boeing employees only. Typically closes end of August.
    • Do NOT pay FIRST registration before grant notification if you want to use for this purpose
    • Grants are unrestricted for 2021-2022

    KC STEM Alliance Grants (not listed at FIRST)

    • Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas
    • Jackson, Platte, Clay and Cass counties in Missouri
    • Grants are awarded to support and increase student participation in FIRST Tech Challenge
    • Learn more and apply here
    • Deadline to apply is Sept. 29, 2021 by 5 pm CT
    • Notification of status on Oct. 4, 2021

    Bayer (formerly Monsanto) Grants (listed on the FIRST site above)

    • MO = 55 miles from Kansas City, Matthews and St. Louis facilities
    • Invitation only grant – you need a contact or ask for one at the local site
    • Learn more and apply here
    • Deadline to apply is Sept. 30, 2021 at 11:59:59pm CT

    REV Robotics Team Sponsorships(listed on the FIRST site above)

    • The sponsorships are for use on REV products and intended for both rookie and veteran teams that excel on the playing field while being good stewards of their local FIRST community through sharing their knowledge with other teams.
    • Learn more and apply here
    • Deadline is September 21, 2021

    GoBilda Team Sponsorships

    • Offering Strafer Chassis Kits (normally $499.99) for only $150 to 150 FIRST FTC Teams (both rookie and veteran)!
    • Learn more and apply here
    • Deadline is Oct. 31, 2021

    FIRST and NewsCorp have a special section in

    • Open to public school teachers for items (not registration)
    • Learn how one teacher has been successful with here
    • Learn more here
    MO/KS Registration - $225 to FIRST in Missouri

    Teams must pay a flat $225 fee to participate in Missouri/Kansas competitions.

    This non-refundable fee covers:

    • League Meets
    • League Tournament

    This fee does not cover:

    • Post Season Events (Championship)

    We have a NEW process for payment. FIRST in Missouri will issue an invoice from our QuickBooks system. Grants applied to your FIRST  Dashboard cannot be used for MO/KS fees. The two systems are not connected.

    Request an invoice for the MO/KS Registration Fee of $225 HERE

    Invoices can be paid with paper checks, electronic fund transfer (EFT) or credit card.

    Mentor Network Profile

    Teams are encouraged to build a profile for the FIRST Mentor Network. This is a new system and we need to show the community how we would appreciate their involvement. The registration is for in-person or virtual mentoring – this could be amazing for teams without many engineers nearby. But don’t forget to ask for help with budgets, presentations, etc.

    FIRST and FIRST in Missouri will encourage businesses to share with their employees.

    Learn more about the FIRST Mentor Network.

    Season Overview and Kickoff, 9/10/22

    The POWERPLAY Presented by Raytheon Technologies Season will Kickoff on September 10, 2022.

    Leagues will have individual kickoffs to watch the MO/KS Season Overview, watch the FIRST Kickoff and Game Reveal, and then see a real POWERPLAY field.

    • St. Louis North League is graciously hosted by St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley
    • St. Louis Mid League is graciously hosted by Rockwood School District Robotics at Marquette High School
    • St. Louis South League is graciously hosted by St. Louis Public School District Robotics at Gateway STEM High School
    • Kansas City East and West Leagues are graciously hosted by KC STEM Alliance at KC Engineering Zone
    • Southeast League is graciously hosted by Southeast Missouri State University at Seabaugh Polytechnic Building
    • Southwest and MidMO League is graciously hosted by Springfield Public School District Robotics at Kickapoo High School

    Here’s what’s planned:

    • Watch the MO/KS Overview recording
    Training Camp Opportunities, TBD

    Stay tuned for more info

    The STL South Kickoff is presenting training sessions and will post to Team – P3’s YouTube channel
    Leagues are encouraged to share resources and post any training so that the MO/KS teams can continue to grow and learn as a community.

    Map of Teams in MO

    Team Location Map for 21-22 FREIGHT FRENZY season Leagues are color coded. Previous years’ map are located on archived pages. The POWERPLAY season will be updated after the 10/3 finalization of League assignments.

    Outreach Opportunities

    Opportunities for outreach:

    We would like to suggest the following opportunities to keep our MO/KS robotics community connected:

    • Online mentoring of new teams
    • Building up our community by sharing experience/skills
    • Using the Mentor Network to advertise for your own mentors but also to get the word out to potential mentor pools
    • Volunteering at an event for another level of FIRST programming – FIRST LEGO League students love to see “big robots”


    Missouri/Kansas Specific

    Wider Scope


    Season Overview

    There will be 7 Leagues for FREIGHT FRENZY. Each League will have 21-36 teams.

    • STL North
    • STL Mid
    • STL South
    • SE
    • SW/MidMO
    • KC East
    • KC West

    League Meets

    • A Meet is a robot play only event. They last approx. 4 hours. Min. size 6 teams, max size 12 teams.
    • Each League will offer multiple Meets so that teams have flexibility on dates/locations
    • You want to play in at least 2 Meets so that you have your top 10 match scores to carry into the League Tournament

    League Tournament

    • A Tournament is a full day FIRST experience with judging, qualifying matches, alliance selection and play, and an award ceremony
    • All League teams must play in their League Tournament
    • Advancements to the MO/KS Championship will be determined once total team count and League assignments are completed.

    MO/KS Championship

    • 36 teams at MO/KS Championship this year
    • Event is scheduled for March 4, 2023 at Missouri S&T in Rolla
    • Entry fee of $150
    • Three teams will advance to Houston

    FIRST Championship in Houston, TX scheduled for April 19-22, 2023.

    Kickoff Videos

    • Watch the MO/KS Overview recording 
    Leagues - Map and Team Listing

    Team Location Map for FREIGHT FRENZY. Leagues are color coded.

    Teams will be assigned to their League in FTC Scoring. Results and history can be found at FTC Events.

    League Meets (Nov. - Jan. 21, 2023)

    Current Meets in MO/KS for POWERPLAY

    Meet venues and times are still being confirmed. League Managers have the list for Kickoff.
    Teams will preference for two League Meets from 10/5-9
    Final schedules posted 10/17

    League Tournaments (Jan. - Feb.)

    1/28 – SW/MidMO at Drury University
    1/28 – STL North at Hazelwood Central High School
    2/4 – KC East at Metropolitan Community College
    2/4 – SE League at Southeast Missouri State University
    2/4 – STL South at Fox High School
    2/11 – KC West at Mill Valley High School
    2/11 – STL Mid at Rockwood Valley Middle School

    <br /> Missouri Kansas Championship 3/4/23

    The event is scheduled for March 4, 2023 on the campus of Missouri S&T in Rolla. MO.
    This will be a 36 team, single division event.
    Entry fee is $150 for post-season play.

    • Three teams will advance from Missouri Kansas Championship to the FIRST Championship in Houston, TX from April 19-22, 2023.
    Event Cancellation Policy

    The season is planned to be in-person with whatever health/safety restrictions are needed. We are prepared to pivot to hybrid (remote judging, live game play) or totally remote if the conditions change.

    We are evaluating event policies for other situations.

    Out-state Teams

    Our number one priority is to serve the FIRST Tech Challenge teams in Missouri and Kansas. Our teams are now competing in a League system and outside teams will only be considered if there is no local Partner and no competition path. Teams would only be able to play in MO/KS system – no other location.

    Please contact us at for further discussion.

    Off Season Opportunities

    There are usually off-season events across the country.

    Check FIRST Events listing and watch for announcements in our Tech Tuesday Newsletter.