Velocity Vortex

Registration for the SoCal Region for this great new game will begin Sept. 27 (updated date).  Details will be shared Sept. 20 and 27 in the Robot Tuesday e-newsletter and here on this webpage.  Stay tuned!  Details on the new SoCal/LA Hybrid/League System is a little further down this page…

Game One-Page  Description:

Game Materials:

You can find many of our resources at our menu above, but here are a few key items:

Questions?  Ask us at and watch for the weekly Robot Tuesday enewsletter (register by clicking the blue button on the right).



About FIRST Tech Challenge


More than robots. Sport for the mind.


Help us change lives of kids in 7th-12th grades.

Teams face an annual challenge and spend September through February each year iteratively designing 18"x18"x18" (starting size) robots to compete head-to-head, using a sports model. Teams are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format with and against other teams. Teams may stem from classes, after-school programs, non-profit groups, or communities and families.

Many teams work year-round, though the annual Challenge is released with a Kickoff event in September each year. Competitions and scrimmages begin in November and Qualifying Tournaments continue through January. Our local season culminates with a Regional Championship in February. Our top teams then advance to a Super-Regional in late March, whose winners advance to the World Championships in late April.

For more information, join us at

About Los Angeles, San Diego, and FTC

We have two FIRST® Tech Challenge Regions in Southern California. SoCal/Los Angeles FIRST® Tech Challenge works with 130+ teams across the nine-county Greater Los Angeles region -- from the desert to the sea. San Diego FIRST® Tech Challenge! works with another 60+ teams in San Diego County.

The Greater Los Angeles Region geography encompasses the counties of: Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Kern, San Bernardino, and Riverside.

Each region holds its own workshops, qualifying events, and regional championships, and we work together to ensure all Southern California teams have the best experience possible.  

We welcome you to get involved with our Region.

Would you like to start a team for 7-12th graders at your school, organization, or community?

Would you like to volunteer?

Please send us an email at to get you connected.  Let us know where you live, what you would like to do, and how you might want to be involved, and we can get you connected over the summer for our pre-season activity or in the fall when the next Game starts.

We'd love to have you involved!