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Greetings Florida FTC Teams, Volunteers, and Sponsors (Please distribute this email to your team members, parents, and mentors):

Now that we have learned about VELOCITY VORTEX, it is now time to start planning for events and helping volunteer. This FTC newsletter has a number of topics that will help you prepare for the 2016-17 season.

The following are the topics contained in this Florida FTC newsletter:

1.                  League Events

2.                  Volunteers Needed

3.                  Judge Volunteer Training at ROBOTICON

4.                  AndyMark Beacon Circuit Board Back Order

5.                  ASCE Civil Engineering Mentors

Greetings Florida FTC Teams, Volunteers, and Sponsors (Please distribute this email to your team members, parents, and mentors):

VELOCITY VORTEX is officially here.  I hope everyone is as excited about the game as I am. This game has several FTC firsts: (1) this is the first time that FTC has had reusable scoring elements (referees will have fun scoring this game), (2) this is the first time there is an opportunity to use features of your phone onboard the robot, and (3) this is the first time since 2010 since we have seen the need for a shooter.  The game manual, game animation, information about ordering field elements, and all information related to VELOCITY VORTEX can be found on the following FIRST webpage: http://www.firstinspires.org/resource-library/ftc/game-and-season-info

The following are the topics contained in this Florida FTC newsletter:

1.                  Kick-off Event Presentations Available

2.                  Florida 2016-17 Season League Structure

3.                  Update Your Core Control Modules (Repeat)

4.                  Florida Rockwell Collins Grants (Repeat)

5.                  ROBOTICON Tampa Bay (Repeat)

6.                  Upcoming Outreach Opportunities

Greetings Florida FTC Teams, Volunteers, and Sponsors:

Less than 4 days until the start of the 2016-17 FTC Season.  This is a reminder that we have two create kick-off event scheduled and I encourage teams to attend a kick-off event. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the FTC program and find other teams in your area.

As a reminder, the kick-off events are official FTC events. Therefore, you must bring your printed team roster with you or a signed a FIRST consent form for each student and coach attending. The FIRST Consent and Release Form is attached to this email.

1.                  Florida FTC Kick-off Events – September 10, 2016 (Repeat)

2.                  New Team Registration Process at FIRST

Greetings Florida FTC Teams, Volunteers, and Sponsors:

Please Read this update carefully and completely!

Welcome to the first official newsletter of the 2016-17 Florida FTC season.

The FTC season will kick-off on September 10, 2016 with the announcement of the game objectives and rules. The main focus of our first newsletter of the season is about the two kick-off events being held in Florida. However, I do have a several other important topics to help you prepare for this upcoming season.  Please share this information with your team members and mentors.

1.                  Florida FTC Kick-off Events – September 10, 2016

2.                  Update your Core Control Modules (Repeat Topic)

3.                  Florida Rockwell Collins Grants

4.                  ROBOTICON Tampa Bay

5.                  Upcoming Outreach Opportunities

Greetings Florida FTC Teams, Volunteers, and Sponsors:

Welcome to the first Florida FTC newsletter for the 2016-17 season.  I am excited to announce that we will again have two FTC seasons kick-of events in Florida (see below for more details) and Florida has again been award a Rockwell Collins grant.  To ensure you do not miss out on any of the Florida FTC communications and great opportunities this season, please make sure you register your team as soon as possible.

The following are the topics contained with this Florida FTC email blast:

1.            Season Kick-off Events

2.            Team Registration

3.            Florida Rockwell Collins Grants

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