The kick-off marks the real start of the season and takes place on the first Saturday in January. It was during the kick-off that the game of the year was revealed. This event begins with the broadcast of a video presentation of the game and then the game manual. First, all the resources are in English, then FIRST® Québec publishes a French version in the evening. Videos presenting FRC games since 2002 can be found at this address:
The video presents the most important aspects of the game but it is however necessary to read in detail the game manual to know all the constraints related to the construction of the robot.