FLL & FTC Tournaments
FIRST Lego League & FIRST Lego Leauge Jr.
In 2015, CRUSH ran and hosted our first ever FLL Tournament. CRUSH hosts and runs 1 FLL tournament each year. This event is open to the public and features 12 local teams, 50 volunteers, and more than 150 students. Additionally, CRUSH volunteers at the other FLL tournament in Tucson as well as the FIRST Lego League State Championship. CRUSH has earned the Outstanding Volunteer Award
at both of these events.
In 2016, CRUSH hosted our first ever FLL scrimmage. This event was
attended by 5 teams. 12 CRUSH members volunteered at this event,
investing nearly 50 hours. This event provided valuable experience
to local rookie teams & increased FIRST accessibility in Southern AZ.
In 2015, CRUSH created the Tucson FLL Coach’s Training.This events
helps prepare coaches for the season, making their teams more
successful. The Coaches Training also helps make Arizona FIRST
competitive on an international scale.
FIRST Lego League Jr.
In 2018, CRUSH will host the first ever FLL Jr. Expo in Southern Arizona.
FIRST Tech Challenge
In 2015, CRUSH ran and hosted our first FTC Qualifier, the only one in Southern Arizona, and only the second time Southern Arizona has ever had an FTC event. Our tournament in 2016 was even international, with 2 teams from Mexico. This tournament is open to the public and includes 14 teams from around the state, 75 volunteers, and more than 175 students. Twenty CRUSH members dedicated 300 hours to this event in 2016.
With the notable increase of FTC teams in Arizona, CRUSH
recognized the necessity for scrimmage that would prepare
rookie teams. In 2016, CRUSH hosted our first ever FTC
scrimmage. This event was attended by ten teams.
Nineteen CRUSH members volunteered at this event,
investing over 170 hours.
The number of FTC teams in Tucson has doubled since
CRUSH bean hosting the Tucson FTC Qualifier. The event
facilitated this growth by increasing FIRST accessibility in