Savage Soccer is a robotics program that can be used and adapted by schools and groups to help their students learn more about engineering, design, and robotics through fun competition. Savage Soccer began as a team-building activity for the WPI/Mass Academy FIRST Robotics team in 1995 and has since grown to be a national competition with events at several sites throughout the country.

One of the goals of Savage Soccer is to keep events affordable for both participating teams and those running the event. Anyone with a PIC, Cortex, or V5 VEX kit can compete. Event registration is free.

Each year, WPI students work to develop a new game for the Savage Soccer competitors and organize a large tournament on campus. Several other venues around the country use that or previous s game to run a tournament in their local area. The event uses the same basic field structure year-to-year with new challenges and game pieces that can be created inexpensively.

While this site focuses on the main Savage Soccer event held annually at WPI in Worcester, MA. Anyone interested in finding out more information on the game, field, rules, other event information, or starting their own event can use this site to get information or contact us directly (savage@wpi.edu) to learn more.


  • Updated 11/10/20: This year's Savage Soccer game is FDA Frenzy! Teams and schools can play fully remotely with a low-cost mini-game, asynchronously or over the web on half of a field, or with four robots on the field at a time. Full rules are available on the rules page!
  • Updated 9/9/20: Due to COVID-19 related restrictions on public gatherings, and in the interest of public health, Savage Soccer will not be hosting an in-person event this year.