FTC-Iowa: Velocity Vortex

Welcome to Velocity Vortex!

Veloxity Vortex presented by Qualcomm® is played on a 12ft x 12ft square field with approximately 1 ft high walls and soft foam mat floor. The field is divided diagonally into a "red" and a "blue" side corresponding to the two alliances. In the center of the field are two goals on a rotatable stand called the Center Vortex. Two ramps, each with a goal, called the Corner Vortex, are placed in opposite sides of the field. The Center Vortex Goals and Corner Vortexes are alliance specific. There are also four alliance newtral Beacons, two placed on each front wall next to the Corner Vortex. There are floor markings as well as Vision Targets placed on the field walls as reference points for robot navigation.

For more information about Velocity Vortex, please visit the FIRST website.



  • All teams in Iowa are "highly" encouraged to register with FIRST by September 15, 2016. This is the official way of registering with FIRST. If you need to change contact information, you can do when logged into the FIRST system.
  • Teams must also register with FTC-Iowa (a link will be sent to you once you've registered with FIRST.)
  • Please review the FTC-Iowa Funding Resources document.

*Note: FIRST collects a registration fee of $275 per team. However, this registration fee stays at FIRST Headquarters in Manchester, NH. In order to cover our local (Iowa) costs, the FTC-Iowa program need to also charge a registration fee per team.*