The Florida FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®) program has led the way with the League Play tournament system for FIRST , piloting the program during the 2012 and 2013 seasons. League play is now the established format here in Florida, under the direction of the Florida FTC Program Committee. The Florida FTC Program Committee and League Leaders join together to provide volunteer training, workshops, practice days, meets and league championships: that follow the rules, judging processes and scoring as specified by FTC Headquarters; that are fairly judged and refereed; and that are fun for teams and spectators.
Florida FTC teams are assigned to groups consisting of 8 to 24 teams each, called Leagues. There are currently six Leagues in Florida, in these general geographic areas:
- Southwest Florida
Teams compete at several of their own League Meets and their League Championship. The team’s win-loss-tie record, judging scores, and a judged team-created video determines each team’s state ranking. The top twenty-four ranked teams that attended three or more competitions (Meets or League Championships) receive invitations to attend the Florida Championship.
This is the home on the web for the Robotics Organized Builders of Tampa (ROBOT) League consisting of about 20 teams from Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk counties. Please read the Florida FTC Guide to League Play for complete League competition details.