To help you know what to expect from a tournament, watch the Tournament Walk-Through video at .  Some of the rules have changed since this training video was made, so PLEASE READ the challenge guide rules for handling items and your robot for game play. 


Many teams at this point in the season don’t feel they will be ready for tournament. It’s very common. Even if you feel this way, participate in a tournament. The tournaments are exciting and are big part of the experience. 


Have fun and remember – what you learn is what’s important.



Scott Rakestraw

VA-DC Judge Advisor



Flip the Duck Challenge

A fun activity with minimal setup required, courtesy of Haruna Cofer (The Incredibots – Ohio, and The NXTreme Team – New Hampshire).


Try the Flip the Duck Challenge or other Core Values Challenge available at 



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