Brooks Competitive Club

The Brooks Robotics intensive program is for the experienced, dedicated technology student who has some experience with VEX Robotics and ROBOTC programming. Students work on teams to design build and program robots to play this year’s VEX Robotics Challenge game. Students then compete in competitions against other area schools. This year we will again be participating in the new Chicagoland Robotics League. The culmination of the season will be the Battle of the Bots League Championship on March 2, 2019. The Brooks Competitive Club meets October-March on Thursdays from 3:30-5 pm and Saturdays from 8:00-11:00 am. Apply for the Brooks Competitive Club here. Pay your competitive club fees here.


This year’s VEX Robotics Challenge game is Turning Point. Check out the game video and game manual here. ROBOTC coding: Check out these videos to help with coding.  

High School Mentors

All high school students interested in mentoring for the Brooks Robotics program need to talk to Brian Shinners and complete the following: Brooks Mentor Registration Form HS Mentor sign up instructions  

Brooks In-House League

This program is designed for the student new to VEX Robotics with little or no experience with ROBOTC programming or for the student who cannot commit to the long season of our Competitive Club. Students are taught the basics of robot design and programming. They then work in teams to build and program a VEX robot to play in our In-House League competition, the Robot RumbleStudents meet one day a week from 3:30-5 pm and have 2 sessions to choose from:

  • Fall In-House League: Tuesdays 3:30-5 pm, 10/23-1/29  Robot Rumble: 1/22
  • Winter In-House League: Tuesdays 3:30 -5 pm, 2/5-5/7 Robot Rumble 4/30

For more information, contact Coaches Tasia Pena-Rodriguez or Brian Shinners. Apply for the Brooks In-House League here.