Through its partnership with the Robotics Education Foundation (REC), the Technology Student Association’s VEX IQ Competition (VIQC, Middle School) and the TSA VEX Robotics Competition (VRC, High School) enable TSA members to challenge themselves in a fun and interactive game setting while engaging in a thought provoking, multidisciplinary, STEM activity. Each year, an engineering challenge is presented in the form of an exciting game in which participants build innovative robots with guidance from their teachers and mentors.
Throughout the design process, participants activate critical thinking skills while exploring the STEM concepts to produce a dynamic robotics product. The TSA VEX Robotics Competition offers a platform to test a robot’s efficiency and productivity against other robots designed by their peers.
‘SPIN UP’ 2023 High School TSA VEX VRC Competition (VRC) *
TSA VRC Competition Guidelines
TVRC Team Registration Process
TSA VRC Events (Select Season TSA VRC 2022-2023)
‘SLAPSHOT’ 2023 Middle School TSA VEX IQ Competition (VIQC)*
TSA VIQC Competition Guidelines
TIQC Team Registration Process
TSA VIQC Events (Select Season TSA VEXIQ 2022-2023)Game Manual
- Teams registering as TSA-VRC and TSA-VIQC will not be charged an annual VEX competition registration fee but must be a part of a TSA affiliated chapter.
- Annual Robot Event registration will be required to attend any TSA-VRC event including local TSA events, state conferences and the national conference. Teams must register by March 1, 2023.
- Frequently Asked Questions for the 2023 national TSA conference VEX competition. Questions? Please contact Lynda Haitz.
*Entries must be started and completed during the current school year.
REC Foundation Resource Library
Qualifying Criteria for VIQC, VRC, and VEX U Non-TSA Robot Events
Qualifying Criteria is specific for events qualifying to an REC Foundation Event Region Championship and to VEX Worlds.
Teams will be permitted to register as both a TSA-VRC and a VRC team and will need such a registration to attend each type of event if they so desire. One registration has no bearing on the other including Skills Scores earned (for example: a Robot Skills Score earned at a TSA-VRC event will not be posted on the Robot Skills World Standings in VRC).
Teams registering as a VRC team will be subject to this program’s annual team registration fee, currently $200. This team registration is required to attend any event on the VRC registration page including events that qualify teams to VRC State Championships and VEX Worlds.