Greetings Florida FTC Teams, Coaches, Volunteers, and Sponsors:

Only 5-days remaining until POWERPLAYSM game reveal on September 10, 2022 and the Florida league leadership is busy finalizing league event dates and locations. The following topics in this email newsletter provide an update on the plan for the Kick-off event and progress leagues have made in finalizing events:


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

  1. Florida FTC Remote Kick-off – September 10, 2022 at 12:00 noon EDT
  2. League Event Dates & Locations
  3. Rev Robotics Control Hub and Expansion Hubs Neede

Newsletter Details:

  1. Florida FTC Remote Kick-off – September 10, 2022 at 12:00 noon EDT – The Florida FTC 2022-23 season kick-off event will again be hosted on the FIRST in Florida YouTube channel.  The Florida FIRST Tech Challenge Kick-off will start at 12noon EDT and will be available through the following URL link: . The following are the planned topics that will be covered:
    • Initial FIRST Tech Challenge season introduction videos will start at 11:45am EDT.
    • Welcome and Florida FTC Season Overview will start at 12:00noon EDT including the announcement of an exciting new contest and the winner will receive a guaranteed invitation to the Florida Championship on March 3-4, 2023.
    • FIRST Tech Challenge update from Senor Director Ken Johnson
    • Tech Think Time by AJ Foster with an important message on how teams can still use phones as a control module on your robot
    • POWERPLAYSM Game Animation Video
    • Bob & Sid Show Explaining Additional Game Rules
    • Field Walk-through and Game Rule Q&A


  1. League Event Dates & Locations – In the coming weeks we will be able to officially submit event dates/locations to FIRST and we will start officially publishing league meet details on the Florida FTC website event management system (  However, leagues have made progress on finalizing events and I have a preview below of some of the league meet dates and locations:
  • North East Florida League Events:
    • October 1, 2022 – Volunteer Training and Team Workday at San Jose Preparatory School
    • October 29, 2022 – Meet #1 at Bolles Bartram Campus
    • November 19, 2022 – Meet #2 at Bolles Bartram Campus
    • December 10, 2022 – Meet #3 at Bolles Bartram Campus
    • January 14, 2023 – Meet #4 at Bolles Bartram Campus
    • February 4, 2023 – League Tournament at Bolles Bartram Campus


  • ROBOT League Events:
    • November 5, 2022 – McKeel Acadamy Robotics Spectacular at McKeel Academy of Science & Technology
    • December 10, 202 – Seven Rivers Shenanigans at Seven Rivers Christian School
    • February 4, 2023 – ROBOT League Championship at McKeel Academy of Science & Technology


  • Gulf Coast League Events:
    • October 10, 2022 – Gulf Coast League Scrimmage at Hollins High School
    • November 12, 2022 – Meet #1 at Seminole High School
    • December 10, 2022 – Meet #2 at Meadowlawn Middle School
    • January 14, 2023 – Meet #3 at Cypress Lake High School


Stay tuned for more events dates and locations to be finalized in the coming weeks.

  1. Rev Robotics Control Hubs and Expansion Hubs Needed – As most of you are aware supply chain challenges have impacted the availability of electronic components and the Rev Robotics Control Hub and Expansion Hubs are no exception. We will provide the latest status of the Rev Robotics Control Hub availability during the Florida FTC Kick-off Event. We would like to start collecting information from teams that might have unused Control or Expansion Hubs that your team is willing to lend, donate or sell.  If your team has an extra Rev Robotics Control Hub and/or Expansion Hub, please reply to this email with your team number and a description of the specific Rev Robotics electronics equipment you can make available to be used by other teams.


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