Documents and Resources Library

The REC Foundation’s Documents and Resources Library contains useful materials for Event Partners, volunteers, and teams. Items are sorted alphabetically and can be sorted by program as well by clicking the arrow at the top of the left column. Enter words contained in a resource’s title or description in the search box to find items.

Program(s)  Documents & Resources
VRC101 Things I Wish I'd Known Before My First VEX Tournament101 Things I Wish I'd Known Before My First VEX Tournament
Description: A list of important things to know before beginning the robot build process and taking part in VRC events.
File Type: PDF
VRCCortex and VEXNet User GuideCortex and VEXNet User Guide
Description: Instructions for the set up and operation of the VEX ARM Cortex-based Microcontroller and VEXnet Joystick.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ Challenge, VRCEvent Configuration Suggestions and RequirementsEvent Configuration Suggestions and Requirements
Description: A few basic requirements and reminders to keep in mind while posting events on RobotEvents.com.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ Challenge, VRCEvent Day ChecklistEvent Day Checklist
Description: Checklist designed to supplement the Pre-Event Checklist.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ Challenge, VRC, VEX UEvent Partner Guide to Posting On RobotEvents.comEvent Partner Guide to Posting On RobotEvents.com
Description: Outline of the process for setting up an event on RobotEvents.com.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeField Note to JudgesField Note to Judges
Description: Teams use this form to provide important information to Judges.
File Type: ZIP
VRCGetting Started with TM MobileGetting Started with TM Mobile
Description: Instructions for using TM Mobile scoring features that allow matches and skills to be scored from a tablet or phone.
File Type: PDF
Girl PoweredGirl Powered AssetsGirl Powered Assets
Note: Official VEX Robotics assets can be found at this link. Please remember to abide by the brand guidelines and restrictions found in the official VEX Robotics style guide when creating and uploading custom event logos.
File Type: ZIP
Girl PoweredGirl Powered LogosGirl Powered Logos
Note: For more REC Foundation logos click here. Official VEX Robotics assets can be found at this link. Please remember to abide by the brand guidelines and restrictions found in the official VEX Robotics style guide when creating and uploading custom event logos.
File Type: ZIP
VRCHow to Create a VRC Event in RobotEvents.comHow to Create a VRC Event in RobotEvents.com
Description: An audio step-by-step guide to creating VRC events in RobotEvents.com.
File Type: PPSX
REC FoundationHow to Sign Up as a Volunteer at a Local EventHow to Sign Up as a Volunteer at a Local Event
Description: Five steps needed to volunteer at local events.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeHow to Start and Organize a VEX IQ Challenge TeamHow to Start and Organize a VEX IQ Challenge Team
Description: This document has been created to help new teams get started with the VEX IQ Challenge.
File Type: PDF
VEX UHow to Start and Organize a VEX U Robotics TeamHow to Start and Organize a VEX U Robotics Team
Description: This document has been created to help new teams get started with the VEX U Robotics Competition.
File Type: PDF
VRCHow to Start and Organize a VRC TeamHow to Start and Organize a VRC Team
Description: This document has been created to help new teams get started with the VEX Robotics Competition.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ Challenge, VRCJudge's Note to Missed TeamsJudge's Note to Missed Teams
Description: Notes that Judges can leave when they are unable to find teams in their pit area after several attempts to speak with them.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ Challenge, VRCParticipant Release FormParticipant Release Form
Description: Participant consent, release of rights, hold harmless and authorization agreement form to be filled out prior to events.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ Challenge, VRCParticipant Release Form (Spanish)Participant Release Form (Spanish)
Description: Spanish version of the participant consent, release of rights, hold harmless, and authorization agreement form to be filled out prior to events.
File Type: PDF
REC FoundationREC Foundation Overview FlyerREC Foundation Overview Flyer
Description: Overview of the REC Foundation's programs and competitions - Elementary through college!
File Type: PDF
REC FoundationRegistering a Team in RobotEvents.comRegistering a Team in RobotEvents.com
Description: How to register new and existing teams in the new version of RobotEvents.com.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ Challenge, VRC, VEX URegistering Additional Teams On RobotEvents.comRegistering Additional Teams On RobotEvents.com
Description: Step-by-step instructions for registering an additional team on RobotEvents.com.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ Challenge, VRCRegistering New Teams on RobotEvents.comRegistering New Teams on RobotEvents.com
Description: This presentation is designed to help new teams register on robotevets.com.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ Challenge, VRCRegistering Returning Teams on RobotEvents.comRegistering Returning Teams on RobotEvents.com
Description: Details the process to renew your team's registration.
File Type: PDF
REC FoundationRobot Drivers LicensesRobot Drivers Licenses
Description: Eight International REC Foundation Robot Drivers License cards per page (approximately 2 x 3.25 inches). Click here for PDF form version designed to allow student's names to be typed on the licenses before printing.
File Type: PDF, PDF Form
Scholarship ProgramScholarship Program FlyerScholarship Program Flyer
Description: How to become an REC Foundation scholarship provider and help establish a robust scholarship program that will encourage students to continue their education.
File Type: PDF
VRCSoftware Inspection for CortexSoftware Inspection for Cortex
Description: How to inspect VRC robot software using VEXnet on the Cortex Processor.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeSTEM Research ProjectSTEM Research Project
Description: Overview of this season's STEM Research Project.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeSTEM Research Project and Education StandardsSTEM Research Project and Education Standards
Description: A list of education standards that can be addressed through the VEX IQ Challenge STEM Research Project process.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeSTEM Research Project Presentation Judging ScheduleSTEM Research Project Presentation Judging Schedule
Description: Event Partners may use the attached documents to have teams sign up for STEM Research Project presentations.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeSTEM Research Project RubricSTEM Research Project Rubric
Description: Judges use the STEM Research Project Rubric to evaluate presentations.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ Challenge, VRCTeam Design Notebooks and Team JournalsTeam Design Notebooks and Team Journals
Description: An overview of the similarities and differences of Team Design Notebooks and Team Journals.
File Type: PDF
REC FoundationTemplate for Volunteer Tab on RobotEvents.comTemplate for Volunteer Tab on RobotEvents.com
Description: Instructions for filling in the Volunteer Tab on RobotEvents.com.
File Type: DOTX
VEX IQ ChallengeTips for VEX IQ Challenge Teams to Prepare for EventsTips for VEX IQ Challenge Teams to Prepare for Events
Description: Tips to help teams before, during, and after events.
File Type: PDF
VRCTM Mobile User GuideTM Mobile User Guide
Description: Instructions for the VEX TM Mobile Android app that interfaces with the VEX Tournament Manager software.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ Challenge, VRCTournament Manager For LeaguesTournament Manager For Leagues
Description: Brief overview of the process for creating and running league events in Tournament Manager.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ Challenge, VRCTournament Manager SoftwareTournament Manager Software
Description: Custom software package designed to simplify and automate many of the tasks associated with running a VEX Robotics tournament.
VRCTournament Manager User GuideTournament Manager User Guide
Description: User Guide for Tournament Manager (TM) software.
File Type: PDF
VRCVEX Field Control System User GuideVEX Field Control System User Guide
Description: Overview of the VEX Field Control System, which is used to control multiple VEX teams during a match at a competition or scrimmage. Includes sections on software installation, equipment setup, configuration, software operation, and debugging.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Award ScriptsVEX IQ Challenge Award Scripts
Description: Templates for VEX IQ Challenge awards scripts.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Awards AppendixVEX IQ Challenge Awards Appendix
Description: Details the full list of awards presented in the VEX IQ Challenge Program.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Awards Scoring SheetVEX IQ Challenge Awards Scoring Sheet
Description: Scoring sheet for the following VEX IQ Challenge awards: Amaze, Build, Create, Energy, Sportsmanship, and Think.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Design Award RubricVEX IQ Challenge Design Award Rubric
Description: Judges use the Design Award Rubric to evaluate team performance based on award criteria.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Emcee GuideVEX IQ Challenge Emcee Guide
Description: An overview of the Emcee volunteer role with scripts and examples.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Event Partner GuideVEX IQ Challenge Event Partner Guide
Description: Overview of the Event Partner role.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Field Reset Volunteer RoleVEX IQ Challenge Field Reset Volunteer Role
Description: A brief overview of the VEX IQ Challenge Field Reset volunteer role.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Hosting a Skills Only EventVEX IQ Challenge Hosting a Skills Only Event
Description: Instructions for planning and coordinating a successful Skills Only VEX IQ Challenge event.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Inspection GuideVEX IQ Challenge Inspection Guide
Description: Detailed description of the Inspector's role.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Judge GuideVEX IQ Challenge Judge Guide
Description: Detailed description of the Judge's role for for Event Partners, Judge Advisors, and Judges.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge League PlayVEX IQ Challenge League Play
Description: Everything you need to know in order to start and run a VEX IQ Challenge league.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Media AdvisoryVEX IQ Challenge Media Advisory Template
Description: Template for creating a media advisory for your upcoming event.
File Type: DOCX
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Pre-Event TemplateVEX IQ Challenge Pre-Event Template
Description: Template for creating a press release for your upcoming event.
File Type: DOCX
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Qualifying CriteriaVEX IQ Challenge Qualifying Criteria
Description: Criteria for registered VEX IQ teams (Elementary and Middle School) to qualify for participation in championship events.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Queuing Volunteer RoleVEX IQ Challenge Queuing Volunteer Role Overview
Description: A brief overview of the Queue Crew volunteer role.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Referee Score SheetVEX IQ Challenge Referee Score Sheet
Description: Score Sheet for VEX IQ Crossover.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Ringmaster Field AppendixVEX IQ Challenge Ringmaster Field Appendix
Description: Detailed specifications, a bill of materials (BOM), and assembly instructions for the Official Competition Field.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Ringmaster Field Assembly InstructionsVEX IQ Challenge Ringmaster Field Assembly Instructions
Description: Compressed folder includes Bonus Tray & Trigger Build Instructions, Element Placement Instructions, Post Build Instructions, and Scoring Numbers & Starting Pegs Build Instructions.
File Type: ZIP
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Ringmaster Game ManualVEX IQ Challenge Ringmaster Game Manual
Description: Official Game Manual of the current VEX IQ Challenge game.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Ringmaster LogosVEX IQ Challenge Ringmaster Logos
Note: Official VEX Robotics assets can be found at this link. Please remember to abide by the brand guidelines and restrictions found in the official VEX Robotics style guide when creating and uploading custom event logos.
File Type: ZIP
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Ringmaster One-Page Game DescriptionVEX IQ Challenge Ringmaster One-Page Game Description
Description: Single-page overview of the current VEX IQ Challenge game.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Robot Inspection ChecklistVEX IQ Challenge Robot Inspection Checklist
Description: Inspection checklist covering size, overall, VEX parts, field control, and PTC verification testing.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Safety at an EventVEX IQ Challenge Safety at an Event
Description: A few of the safety practices participants and guests should follow.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Sample Event LayoutsVEX IQ Challenge Sample Event Layouts
Description: Examples of how to best utilize available space and resources to support an exciting VEX IQ Challenge event.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Standard Awards Descriptions for Judges RoomVEX IQ Challenge Standard Awards Descriptions for Judges Room
Description: Award descriptions for use by Judges in the judging room. They list key criteria for each award and are useful in guiding deliberations.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Team Check-in Volunteer Role OverviewVEX IQ Challenge Team Check-in Volunteer Role Overview
Description: A brief overview of the Team Check-in volunteer role.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Technical Award RubricVEX IQ Challenge Technical Award Rubric
Description: Judges use this tool to score Technical Awards.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Volunteer Check-In Volunteer Role OverviewVEX IQ Challenge Volunteer Check-In Volunteer Role Overview
Description: A brief overview of the Volunteer Check-in volunteer role.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Volunteer Flyer Editable TemplateVEX IQ Challenge Volunteer Flyer Editable Template
Description: Template for creating a volunteer flyer for a VEX IQ Challenge event.
File Type: DOTX
VEX IQ Challenge, VRC, VEX UVEX IQ Challenge, VRC, and VEX U Volunteer Flyer Editable TemplateVEX IQ Challenge, VRC, and VEX U Volunteer Flyer Editable Template
Description: Template for creating a volunteer flyer for a VEX IQ Challenge, VRC, and VEX U event.
File Type: DOTX
VEX UVEX U Appendix EVEX U Appendix E
Description: This appendix details changes and additions specific to VEX U. Refer to the VRC Game Manual for full game rules and descriptions.
File Type: PDF
VEX UVEX U Award ScriptsVEX U Award Scripts
Description: Templates for VEX U awards scripts.
File Type: PDF
VEX UVEX U Awards Appendix EVEX U Awards Appendix E
Description: Details the full list of awards presented in the VEX U program.
File Type: PDF
VEX UVEX U Inspection ChecklistVEX U Inspection Checklist
Description: Inspection checklist covering size, overall, VEX parts, field control, and PTC verification testing.
File Type: PDF
VEX UVEX U League Play GuideVEX U League Play Guide
Description: Everything you need to know in order to start and run a VEX U league.
File Type: PDF
VEX UVEX U Robot Build ProcessVEX U Robot Build Process
Description: Suggested step-by-step process to build a competitive VEX U robot.
File Type: PDF
VEX UVEX U Volunteer Flyer Editable TemplateVEX U Volunteer Flyer Editable Template
Description: Template for creating a volunteer flyer for a VEX U event.
File Type: DOTX
VRCVEXText Number Collection FormVEXText Number Collection Form
Description: Use this form to provide up to three mobile telephone numbers to receive match alerts for your team.
File Type: PDF
VRCVEXText User GuideVEXText User Guide
Description: Overview of VEX TEXT, a feature that allows teams to be alerted about upcoming matches using SMS text messages delivered directly to team members' phones.
File Type: PDF
VRCVolunteer Check-in Volunteer Role OverviewVolunteer Check-in Volunteer Role Overview
Description: A brief overview of the Volunteer Check-in volunteer role.
File Type: PDF
REC FoundationVolunteer Roles OverviewVolunteer Roles Overview
Description: A table describing volunteer roles including each role's physical activity, experience level, skills needed, and preferred shift duration.
File Type: PDF
VRCVRC Award Scoring and RankingVRC Award Scoring and Ranking
Description: Scoring sheet for the following VRC awards: Amaze, Build, Create, Energy, Sportsmanship, and Think.
File Type: PDF
VRCVRC Award ScriptsVRC Award Scripts
Description: Templates for VRC awards scripts.
File Type: PDF
VRCVRC Design Award RubricVRC Design Award Rubric
Description: Judges use the Design Award Rubric to evaluate team performance based on the award criteria.
File Type: PDF
VRCVRC Emcee GuideVRC Emcee Guide
Description: An overview of the Emcee volunteer role with scripts and examples.
File Type: PDF
VRCVRC Event Troubleshooting GuideVRC Event Troubleshooting Guide
Description: What to do at an event when things go wrong.
File Type: PDF
VRCVRC Excellence Calculator (Excel)VRC Excellence Calculator (Excel)
Description: Provides guidance for Judge Panel in determining Excellence Award candidates for VRC tournaments.
File Type: XLSX
VRCVRC In the Zone One Page Game DescriptionVRC In the Zone One Page Game Description
Description: Single page overview of the current challenge.
File Type: PDF
VRCVRC In the Zone Appendix A - Field SpecificationsVRC In the Zone Appendix A - Field Specifications
Description: Includes Field Specs & Assembly and Low Cost Field Options documents.
File Type: ZIP
VRCVRC In the Zone Appendix B - Robot Skills ChallengeVRC In the Zone Appendix B - Robot Skills Challenge
Description: Overview of the combined Robot Skills Challenge of VEX Robotics Competition In the Zone.
File Type: PDF
VRCVRC In the Zone Appendix D - AwardsVRC In the Zone Appendix D - Awards
Description: Details the full list of awards presented in the VRC Program.
File Type: PDF
VRCVRC In the Zone Game ManualVRC In the Zone Game Manual
Description: Game manual of the current VRC challenge.
File Type: PDF
VRCVRC In the Zone LogosVRC In the Zone Logos
Note: Official VEX Robotics assets can be found at this link. Please remember to abide by the brand guidelines and restrictions found in the official VEX Robotics style guide when creating and uploading custom event logos.
File Type: ZIP
VRCVRC Inspection GuideVRC Inspection Guide
Description: Detailed description of the Inspector's role.
File Type: PDF
VRCVRC Judge GuideVRC Judge Guide
Description: Detailed description of the Judge's role for for Event Partners, Judge Advisors, and Judges.
File Type: PDF
VRCVRC League Play GuideVRC League Play Guide
Description: Everything you need to know in order to start and run a VRC league.
File Type: PDF
VRCVRC Media Advisory TemplateVRC Media Advisory Template
Description: Template for creating a media advisory for your upcoming event.
File Type: DOCX
VRCVRC Pre-Event TemplateVRC Pre-Event Template
Description: Template for creating a press release for your upcoming event.
File Type: DOCX
VRCVRC Qualifying CriteriaVRC Qualifying Criteria
Description: Criteria for registered VRC teams (Middle and High School) to qualify for participation in championship events.
File Type: PDF
VRCVRC Queuing Volunteer Role OverviewVRC Queuing Volunteer Role Overview
Description: A brief overview of the Queue Crew volunteer role.
File Type: PDF
VRCVRC Referee Score SheetVRC Referee Score Sheet
Description: Score Sheet for VRC Starstruck.
File Type: PDF
VRCVRC Referee Scorekeeper Volunteer RoleVRC Referee Scorekeeper Volunteer Role
Description: A brief overview of the Referee Scorekeeper volunteer role.
File Type: PDF
VRCVRC Robot Build ProcessVRC Robot Build Process
Description: Suggested steps to build a competitive VEX Robotics Competition Robot.
File Type: PDF
VRCVRC Robot Troubleshooting FlowchartsVRC Robot Troubleshooting Flowcharts
Description: Flowcharts that help resolve issues teams may encounter with the robot.
File Type: PDF
VRCVRC Safety at an EventVRC Safety at an Event
Description: A few of the safety practices participants and guests should follow.
File Type: PDF
VRCVRC Standard Award Description Signs for Judges RoomVRC Standard Award Description Signs for Judges Room
Description: Award descriptions for use by Judges in the judging room listing key criteria for each award.
File Type: PDF
VRCVRC Team Check-in GuideVRC Team Check-in Guide
Description: A brief overview of the Team Check-in volunteer role.
File Type: PDF
VRCVRC Technical Award RubricVRC Technical Award Rubric
Description: Judges use this tool to score Technical Awards.
File Type: PDF
VRCVRC Temporary License PlateVRC Temporary License Plate
Description: Template for robots that require license plates to pass robot inspection at an event.
File Type: DOCX
VRCVRC Tournament LayoutsVRC Tournament Layouts
Description: Tournament layouts for events with one, two, or three fields. Includes layouts for events with Skills and/or tablets.
File Type: PDF
VRCVRC Volunteer Flyer Editable TemplateVRC Volunteer Flyer Editable Template
Description: Template for creating a volunteer flyer for a VRC event.
File Type: DOTX
VEX UWhy Colleges and Universities Should Get Involved with VEX UWhy Colleges and Universities Should Get Involved with VEX U
Description: Brief overview of some of the benefits of the VEX U program.
File Type: PDF

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