April 1, 2017

News and Updates

Leagues in Motion!  And ILTs starting Jan. 27!

Come watch our great teams in action across Southern California — check out our leagues and schedule here.

We’re getting close to the full-day competitions — with Judging — at our InterLeague Tournaments (ILTs).  Here’s the remaining schedule for 2018 — check Welcome Letters for times and maps if you would like to check out teams in your area, future competitors with ILTs, or meets near potential teams for next season.

Want to Volunteer?  Come visit firstinspires.org and sign up to Volunteer at any of our ILT or Championship events noted below.

Event

Date

Location

League A1 — Marlborough School — Meet 3 1/20/2018 Marlborough School, 250 S. Rossmore, Los Angeles, CA
League C2 – Santa Fe MS – Meet 3 1/20/2018 Santa Fe Middle School, 148 W Duarte Rd, Monrovia, CA 91016
League F1 – Heritage HS Mornings – Meet 3 1/20/2018 Heritage High School,

26000 Briggs Road, Romoland, CA 92585
League F2 – Heritage HS Afternoons – Meet 3 1/20/2018 Heritage High School,

26000 Briggs Road, Romoland, CA 92585
League O – Orange County – Meet 3 1/20/2018 Charles W. Tewinkle Middle School, 3224 California St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
ILT 1/27: C1, F1, and O 1/27/2018 Perris High School, 175 East Nuevo Road, Perris, CA 92570
League I — Palmdale Aerospace Academy – Meet 3 1/27/2018 Palmdale Aerospace Academy, 3300 E Palmdale Blvd, Palmdale, CA 93550
ILT 1/28/18: F2 and PE 1/28/2018 Perris High School, 175 East Nuevo Road, Perris, CA 92570
ILT 2/10: C2 and B 2/10/2018 Monrovia High School, 845 W Colorado Blvd, Monrovia, CA 91016
ILT 2/17: I and A1 2/17/2018 Palmdale Aerospace Academy, 3300 E Palmdale Blvd, Palmdale, CA 93550
ILT 2/18: D and A2 2/18/2018 Palmdale Aerospace Academy, 3300 E Palmdale Blvd, Palmdale, CA 93550
LA/SoCal Regional Championship 2/24/2018 Monrovia High School, 845 W Colorado Blvd, Monrovia, CA 91016

Scoring — Check Out Cool Tools

Now that we’re in Meets 1-3, check out scores, not just for us, but for FIRST Tech Challenge across the US.

  • The Orange Alliance and FTCStats will have full season scoring, based on scores uploaded to FIRST
  • FTCScores will show live scoring from Leagues that choose to work with them on this. Some of our Leagues are beginning to provide live scoring updates, and we’ll work to have more as the season continues

Connect Via Robot Tuesday, Facebook, and Twitter

We will post main updates here, but communicate extensively with our large community via the Robot Tuesday enewsletter, Facebook, and increasingly Twitter.  There also is a Facebook Mentor support group – please contact community@socalftc.com if you are a mentor to join us.

2017-18 Registration and Season

We are rolling with our current teams of 7th-12th graders in our current teams.  Would you like to add a team for the season in progress?  It could be possible — please email community@socalftc.com for help and guidance.  Or would you like to follow along and get ready to launch a new team next year?  Excellent!  Again, please email us to get in the loop and on our lists.

  • InterLeague Tournaments: January-February 2018 (1 each for each team paid with the region for the season)
  • Regional Championship: February 24, 018 (48 teams, who advance from the top teams from our 6 ILTs)
  • West Super-Regional Championship, WA: March 2018 (est. 10 teams advance from the Regional Championship)
  • World Championships, Houston, TX: April 2018 (teams advance from the West Super-Regional or a Lottery)