The REC Foundation’s VEX U program is for students engaged in post-secondary robotic programs. Many of these students have formerly competed in the VIQC and VRC programs, and are a wealth of knowledge for EPs as well as teams. These students can serve as mentors, volunteers, and future EPs. You may want to solicit help from local VEX U teams for your VRC or VIQC event.
VEX U tournaments are typically held in areas that contain a higher density of VEX U teams. Your EEM/RSM can help you determine if a VEX U Event is appropriate for your region. VEX U tournaments are typically smaller than VRC events and are held using the same fields and game elements. VEX U EPs should follow the general guidelines for hosting a VRC event, however there are some rule changes specific to VEX U. Check Appendix C of the Game Manual for rule modifications for VEX U events.
Additionally, if there are not enough teams to host a VEX U tournament you can choose to allow the VEX U team(s) to run Robot Skills at your VRC event. The VEX U Robot Skills scores are recorded separately from the VRC event and submitted to your EEM/RSM after the event has concluded. VEX U teams often will volunteer at area VRC events as well.