Clarification: Can my team bring noise makers to the Bayou Regional?

As we are quickly approaching the Bayou Regional, we want to make sure you and your team are prepared for a great time! At FIRST events we encourage gracious professionalism, coopertition, and team spirit!

When packing for the event, we are asking that you leave any noisemakers of any kind at home. A quote from Frank Merrick, Director of the FIRST Robotics Competition, on the rules regarding noisemakers at events is included below.

“Noisemakers of any kind are prohibited.The intention is for teams to make noise themselves by applauding, cheering, etc, not using equipment. Bringing pool noodles into the stands to waive around, for example during team introductions would be fine, but during matches the team would need to be careful not to block the view of any spectators behind them.”

Please let us know if you have any questions and good luck at the competition!

April Gaydos
Louisiana FIRST Senior Mentor
agaydos@firstinspires.org