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


I am expecting to have another exciting Florida FTC start on September 12, 2020 with the announcement of the ULTIMATE GOAL game.  This newsletter has several of topics that will help you prepare for the season.

The following are the topics contains in this email:

  1. Florida Virtual FTC Kick-off Event – September 12, 2020 at 10:30am
  2. Kick-off Help – Team Videos
  3. Team Grants Available


Newsletter Details:

  1. 1.Florida Virtual Kick-off Event – September 12, 2020 at 10:30am – Please join us online to help you prepare for the Florida FTC 2020-21 season. The following are some of the topics we will be covering during the Florida FTC Kick-off event:  How to participate in Remote Events, judging and engineering notebook changes, overview and benefits of the new REV Control Hub that does not require a phone on your robot, and we will be doing a detailed walk-through of the ULTIIMATE GOAL game and field elements.  I hope to see you online in three weeks!Next week I will be sending out details the agenda and the online location of the Florida FTC Kick-off
  2. 2.Kick-off Help – Team Videos – I am looking for teams that are willing to create short 2-3 minute video about your plans for designing and building an FTC robot this season will maintaining social distancing.  We will play these videos during the kick-off event on September 12, 2020. The video must be completed by September 2, 2020. Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are planning to create a video.
  3. 3.Team Grants Available
  •  REV Robotics is giving away $25,000 to sponsor FTC teams this season. Please visit the following web page to complete the sponsor application form:
  • Complete your 2020-2021 FIRST Tech Challenge team season registration before September 10, 2020 for a chance to win the 2020 Kickoff Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes prize package includes one (1) 2020-2021 FIRST Tech Challenge season ULTIMATE GOALSM partial game set and scoring elements, a total approximate retail value of $260.00. The package does not include field perimeter or soft tiles. If your team has already completed your FIRST Tech Challenge season registration, you are already entered into the sweepstakes. Four winners will be chosen at random from all eligible entrants on September 12, 2020 during the FIRST Tech Challenge Season Kickoff broadcast on FIRSTtv.
  • FIRST Rookie Grants – FIRST is again providing rookie team grants. Please visit the following web page to learn more about the FIRST Rookie Team Grants:
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