FRC Tournament

Friday, March 3 to Sunday, March 5, 2023

Blacksburg High School at 3401 Bruin Ln.

Usually, this 3-day event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC TO SEE STEM on an epic playing field!

Volunteers NEEDED! College students, business professionals, organizations, fans of robots, WE NEED YOU!

Please click on to let us know you are interested!


  • Friday, 3/03- 1:00PM Tournament Set-Up

  • Friday, 3/03 - 5:00PM Volunteer Dinner

  • Friday, 3/03 - 6:00PM FRC Team Check-In, Set-Up, Inspections

  • Saturday, 3/04 - 6:00AM Volunteer Check-In & Breakfast

  • Saturday, 3/04 - 8:00AM FRC Pits Open

  • Saturday, 3/04 - 10:30AM Opening Ceremony

  • Saturday, 3/04 - 11:00AM-1:00 PM Matches

  • Saturday, 3/04 - 1:00PM Lunch for Teams and Volunteers

  • Saturday, 3/04 - 2:00-7:00 PM Matches

  • Saturday, 3/04 - 8:00PM Pits Close

  • Sunday, 3/05 - 7:00AM Volunteer Check-In & Breakfast

  • Sunday, 305 - 8:00AM FRC Pits Open

  • Sunday, 3/05 - 9:00AM Opening Ceremony

  • Sunday, 3/05 - 9:00AM-1:00PM - Matches

  • Sunday, 3/05- 1:00PM Lunch for Teams and Volunteers

  • Sunday, 3/22 - 2:00-5:00PM Eliminations

  • Sunday, 3/05- 5:00PM Awards Ceremony

  • Sunday, 3/05- 7:00PM Pits Close for Take-Down

  • Sunday, 3/05 - 7:30PM Volunteer Dinner


These wonderful hotels have offerings for our FRC Teams and Volunteers.

Stay tuned for post-COVID in-person events!

BOX LUNCHES during the competition

Teams can order their own boxed lunches through in a number of ways before the tournament.

Order can be Delivered or Picked-up by the team. Mention you are FRC to receive these special discounts!

Stay tuned for post-COVID in-person events!


FRC Tournament volunteers are the key to inspiring today’s youth to become tomorrow’s innovators and technology leaders. This local events requires over 120 volunteers EACH day. Regardless if you have technical or non-technical expertise, there is a volunteer role for you! Many volunteer positions simply require enthusiasm on the day and times that you are available. Each volunteer will receive a FIRST FRC volunteer shirt and a name badge. To show appreciation, breakfast, lunch, snacks and a couple dinners will be provided (see below for a menu).

  • Volunteers will have to create an account and be screened, under the FIRST Youth Protection Program. You will then be able to apply for an event.

  • Once your profile is created login to your Dashboard to search and apply for an event. Scroll to the bottom, and in the Name/Venue, just type "Blacksburg" and click the "Apply Filters" button. Scroll up and click the FRC Blacksburg High School event.

  • When you click "Volunteer" you will be taken to a form with many volunteer options, rolls, dates and job descriptions. Choose as many, or as few, as you feel comfortable.

  • You will receive confirmation email with your role 2-3 weeks prior to the event.

  • A more direct link to this event: _______________________________

  • Requirements-

    • Event volunteers must be at least 13 years old

    • Parent/guardian permission required for all high school volunteers under 18

  • Volunteer Meal Menu (contact the Vol Coordinator if need details on food options)

    • Friday Lunch - __________________________

    • Friday Dinner - ________________________

    • Saturday and Sunday Breakfast - Muffins, crossiants, donuts, sausage patties, yogurt, milk, coffee, tea and juices

    • Saturday Lunch - _________________________

    • Sunday Lunch - ____________________________

    • Sunday Dinner - Pizza from Dominos

    • Soda and water will also be provided.

Contact Volunteer Coordinator Lisa Bass at if any questions.