A robotics club for ages 8–14

Membership

Our program is geared toward students aged 8 to 14. Below is an overview of our program. If you would like to learn more about membership, please contact us to arrange a tour of our club and meet our staff.

Club Membership

No contract.
$ 99
00
Monthly
  • 1 hour of club time each week.
  • Hands-on instruction and workshops.
  • Members-only challenges and competitions.
  • Opportunity to join seasonal Leagues.
  • 10% discount on birthday parties and camps.

Sign up now for our Fall League

Our competitive Fall League runs from October 1 – December 31. New and existing members can pay the one-time League registration fee of $249 through Member Connect, or by calling us at (804) 366-7190 or visiting our club. League participation requires active club membership at $99/month.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Orientation

Every new member is provided orientation to the club, our equipment, and our programs by staff. We also set expectations, go over the code of conduct, and answer any questions they might have. Orientation may be one-on-one or in a small group setting, depending on the number of new members at any given time.

Weekly Instruction & Workshop Sessions

RoboKai members get 1-2 hours of club time each week, depending on their membership options. Sessions combine building and programming with hands-on instruction in mechanical engineering, coding, design, mathematics, geometry, physics, and more. The content each week is member driven, with some sessions devoted more to instruction and others devoted more to building and playing games. Our goal is for every member is to have fun, stay engaged, and come away with a deeper understanding of STEM subjects than when they started.

Seasonal Leagues & Teams

Members who sign up for our seasonal Leagues will get extra club time each week and be assigned to teams of up to 4 members that will compete in the international VEX IQ Challenge, the world's largest youth robotics competition. RoboKai will handle team registration and provide coaching at tournaments. Leagues are open to all members between the ages of 8-14, and teams are formed according to age groups, with a U12 division and a U15 division.

Challenges & Games

In additional to the VEX IQ Challenge for League teams, RoboKai will create in-house challenges and games for all members. In-house challenges are designed to reinforce engineering and programming lessons. They are also a good way for new members to test the waters on the competition experience before committing to a League team.

VEX IQ Tournaments

VEX IQ is a year-long international program, which begins with the announcement of the season's challenge each April at the World Championships. In Virginia, most tournaments run between November and March, with the rest of the season devoted to planning, building, programming, developing a strategy, and practicing with your team. Tournaments are typically scheduled on Saturdays. Tournament winners may qualify for the State Championships, which can lead to the World Championships. Tournament participants also have the excitement of being ranked against thousands of other teams from all over the world.

Orientation

Every new member is provided orientation to the club, our equipment, and our programs by staff. We also set expectations, go over the code of conduct, and answer any questions they might have. Orientation may be one-on-one or in a small group setting, depending on the number of new members at any given time.

Weekly Instruction & Workshop Sessions

RoboKai members will have 1-2 hours of club time each week, depending on their membership options. Sessions include workshop time with teams, practice time during tournament season, and hands-on instruction in mechanical engineering, coding, design, mathematics, geometry, physics, and more. The content each week will be member driven depending on where we're at in the competition season, with some sessions devoted more to instruction and others devoted more to building and practicing. Our goal is for every member is to have fun, stay engaged, and come away with a deeper understanding of STEM subjects than when they started.

Seasonal Leagues & Teams

Members who sign up for our seasonal Leagues will get extra club time each week and be assigned to teams of up to 4 members that will compete in the international VEX IQ Challenge, the world's largest youth robotics competition. RoboKai will handle team registration and provide coaching at tournaments. Leagues are open to all members between the ages of 8-14, and teams are formed according to age groups, with a U12 division and a U15 division.

Challenges & Games

In additional to the VEX IQ Challenge for League teams, RoboKai will create in-house challenges and games for all members. In-house challenges are designed to reinforce engineering and programming lessons. They are also a good way for new members to test the waters on the competition experience before committing to a League team.

VEX IQ Tournaments

VEX IQ is a year-long international program, which begins with the announcement of the season's challenge each April at the World Championships. In Virginia, most tournaments run between November and March, with the rest of the season devoted to planning, building, programming, developing a strategy, and practicing with your team. Tournaments are typically scheduled on Saturdays. Tournament winners may qualify for the State Championships, which can lead to the World Championships. Tournament participants also have the excitement of being ranked against thousands of other teams from all over the world.