Robot Mesh

Getting Started as a VRC Team Coach/Mentor

Resources for Coaches


PDF version of presentation:

Parts list spreadsheet for a team on a budget:

Parts list spreadsheet for a team with a generous budget:


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 for new teams)

RECF College Scholarships

Apply for $4.3 million in scholarships

RECF Regional Manager

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VEX Robotics Tech Support

Help with parts that don’t work

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Getting Ready for Event

A list of things collected by the robotics community

Starstruck Intro Video

On YouTube

Things Teams Should Know    

RECF Resource Page

Starstruck Game Manual

The official rules for the game

Starstruck Judge Guide

This is how RECF trains judges. Includes evaluation rubrics

VRC Qualifying Document

How teams advance to state an world championships

VEX User Forum

Tech support, game strategy, game rules official Q&A