Robot Mesh

Getting Started as a VEX IQ Challenge Team Coach/Mentor

Resources for Coaches

PDF version of resentation:

There are a lot of great resources on, take time to look around there.




Robot Events

Register teams, register for events

RECF Team Grants

Apply for team grants (only new teams)

RECF College Scholarships

Apply for $4.3 million in scholarships

RECF Regional Manager

Look up in

Robot Mesh

World’s best VEX parts source

VEX Robotics Tech Support

Help with parts that don’t work

903-453-0802 from 8-5, Central Time, or

Getting Ready for Event

A list of things collected by the robotics community

Crossover Intro Video

On YouTube


Things Teams Should Know

RECF Resource Page

Crossover Game Manual

The official rules for the game

Crossover Judge Guide

This is how RECF trains judges

Judge training video:  

STEM Research Project

Key part of the judging process

VEX IQ Challenge Qualifying Document

How teams advance to state and world championships

VEX User Forum

Tech support, game strategy, official Q&A


Robot Mesh VEX IQ Hour of Code

1-hour tutorial on programming VEX IQ