The large established robotics programs, such as First and Vex, require a level of commitment of time and money that deters most high school teachers from participating. I?m in a high school robotics league that is high level in teaching engineering design, creativity and programming, but very low in cost and time requirements. This is best described by viewing our competition videos and website.
2009 competition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOyhZKdcLvs
2008 competition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgCsvpLYHCQ