Tag: In The Zone

Tournament Playoff Changes for Worlds & Next Year

On April 5, 2018 the Game Design Committee announced major changes to how the playoffs will be structured at VEX Worlds—that will carry over into next year’s game.

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In the Zone Rule Updates

New coaches may not realize that the game manual downloaded in April has been changed (twice). Here’s a summary of both the June 15 & August 17 In The Zone game manual updates. Make sure your students understand the most recent rule changes to avoid any unwelcome surprises!

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The Path to Prototyping

In our first season (Nothing But Net), our team zeroed in on a double-flywheel design and ran with it; we didn’t know enough (or own enough parts, honestly) to brainstorm and prototype different designs. In our second season (Starstruck), we figured out some missing steps and did a more thorough analysis of the game rules […]

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Mentors: Know the Rules, Inside & Out

If you are a coach or mentor out there reading this, I implore you to learn the rules like the back of your hand. (Act fast! Download your rule book today!) As a mentor, you should know the rules at least as well as any student on your team, and hopefully much better than that. […]

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