• Strategy deals with the strategic decisions to be made while designing a robot, as well as competition strategy (scouting, match planning, alliance selection, etc.)


  • Read the rules!
  • Come up with a clear, consistent strategy for how your robot will play the game
  • Remember the Golden Rules
  • Scouting is the easiest way to make your team more successful at competition
  • The role of the coach cannot be understated
  • Each FIRST match is like a high-speed game of chess: You need to have a well thought-out plan, but be prepared to counter your opponents' moves
  • Have fun!