• 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!

Scouting Database

Over the years, Simbotics has developed and refined a scouting method that provides logical backing to our alliance selection decisions. In addition to publicly releasing our workshops, we frequently provide our scouting information to other teams. This year, we have released our scouting database for the championship event publicly. You can find it below.

The database is meant to assist all teams with pre-championship scouting. It consists of event results, awards, and some offensive statistics. There are a few teams still waiting to register for championships, so the data may not be completely up-to-date. If you have any questions, please ask them in the discussion thread in the link listed below.

2012 Season