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
REC FoundationCode of ConductCode of Conduct
Description: Overview of expectations for participants’ behavior and ethical standards at all REC Foundation-sanctioned 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
REC FoundationEarly-bird Registration FAQEarly-bird Registration FAQ
Description: This document explains the Early-bird Registration period, which is from when registration for an event opens, until four weeks prior to the event.
File Type: PDF
REC FoundationEmcee AnnouncementsEmcee Announcements
Description: Table of scripts Emcees use to fill the down time between matches with information that is of interest to the audience that will support the event and provide helpful information about REC Foundation and VEX programs.
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 Challenge, VRC, VEX UEvent Partner Training Topic - Raspberry PiEvent Partner Training Topic - Raspberry Pi
Description: Information about buying, setting up, maintaining, and using Raspberry Pis on the day of an event.
File Type: PDF
VRCEvent Resources GuideEvent Resources Guide
Description: How to access our mobile application containing all event documentation.
File Type: PDF
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
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
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
Industry CertificationsIndustry Certifications Program FlyerIndustry Certifications Program Flyer
Description: An overview of the REC Foundation's Industry Certifications Program.
File Type: PDF
Industry CertificationsIndustry Certifications Sample/Practice QuestionsIndustry Certifications Sample/Practice Questions
Description: Includes practice questions that represent the types of questions found in the certifications. For more information see the REC Foundation document ‰ÛÏKnowledge and Occupational Skills List.‰Û
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ Challenge, VRC, VEX UJudge Volunteer RoleJudge Volunteer Role
Description: A brief overview of the Judge's role.
File Type: PDF
Industry CertificationsKnowledge and Occupational SkillsKnowledge and Occupational Skills
Description: This document outlines the Pre-Engineering and Robotics Industry Certifications.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ Challenge, VRCParticipant Release Form and InstructionsParticipant Release Form and Instructions
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
VEX IQ Challenge, VRC, VEX UPractice Field OfficialPractice Field Official Volunteer Role
Description: A brief overview of the Practice Field Official's role.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ Challenge, VRCPre-Event ChecklistPre-Event Checklist
Description: Checklist for planning and coordinating a successful VEX Robotics Competition and/or VEX IQ Challenge event.
File Type: PDF
Industry CertificationsPricing Sheet for Industry CertificationsPricing Sheet for Industry Certifications
Description: This document provides the current pricing for REC Foundation Industry Certifications as well as a three step ordering process.
File Type: PDF
Industry CertificationsProfessional Development Guide for VEX/STEM EducatorsProfessional Development Guide for VEX/STEM Educators
Description: Concise Professional Development Guide to assist STEM Educators who utilize VEX equipment (both VEX IQ and/or VEX EDR) in meeting local or state professional development needs and requirements.
File Type: PDF
VRCPTC Verification Testing GuidePTC Verification Testing Guide
Description: Instructions for conducting PTC Verification Testing using a PTC authenticator.
File Type: PDF
REC FoundationREC Foundation Style GuideREC Foundation Style Guide
Description: The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation Style Guide is designed to help anyone create "on brand" promotional, marketing, or web content for robotics events. Please refer to this document before, during, and after the creation of any materials or content that mentions or utilizes REC Foundation products or assets. For REC Foundation logos click here.
File Type: PDF
REC FoundationREC Foundation VEX Regional Grant Request for ProposalREC Foundation VEX Regional Grant Request for Proposal
Description: Participants interested in a regional partnership bringing VEX IQ Challenge and/or VEX Robotics Competition programs to their organization should download and review this Request for Proposal for a VEX Regional Grant.
File Type: PDF
REC FoundationTeam Registration on RobotEvents.comTeam Registration on RobotEvents.com
Description: These instructions guide new and existing organizations through the VEX IQ Challenge, VRC, and VEX U team registration process.
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
VEX IQ Challenge, VRC, VEX USkills Referee Volunteer RoleSkills Referee Volunteer Role
Description: A brief overview of the Skills Referee's role.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeSTEM Research ProjectSTEM Research Project and Presentation (2018-2019)
Description: Overview of this season's STEM Research Project.
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
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Awards AppendixVEX IQ Challenge Next Level Awards Appendix
Description: Details the full list of awards presented in the VEX IQ Challenge Program.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Community Service CertificateVEX IQ Challenge Community Service Certificate
Description: Template for a Community Service Certificate recognizing volunteer service (Black & White)(Instructions).
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Event Meeting Notes with Team Leaders and DriversVEX IQ Challenge Event Meeting Notes
Description: Instructions for Referee and/or Event Partner conducting meeting with teams to share helpful event and venue details prior to match play.
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 Inspector Volunteer RoleVEX IQ Challenge Inspector Volunteer Role
Description: A brief overview of the VEX IQ Challenge Inspector volunteer 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 Qualifying CriteriaVEX IQ Challenge Qualifying Criteria (2018-19)
Description: Criteria for registered VEX IQ Challenge teams (Elementary and Middle School) to qualify for participation in championship events.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Qualifying Criteria Appendix AVEX IQ Challenge Qualifying Criteria Appendix A
Description: Current VEX Robotics World Championship spot allocations for each region.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Referee Score SheetVEX IQ Challenge Next Level Referee Score Sheet
Description: Score Sheet for VEX IQ Challenge Next Level.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Referee/Scorekeeper Volunteer RoleVEX IQ Challenge Referee/Scorekeeper Volunteer Role
Description: A brief overview of the Referee Scorekeeper volunteer role.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Next Level Field Assembly InstructionsVEX IQ Challenge Next Level Field Assembly Instructions
Description: Assembly instructions for the Official Competition Field.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Next Level Field CAD (STEP)VEX IQ Challenge Next Level Field CAD (STEP)
Description: Compressed folder includes VEX IQ Challenge Next Level Field CAD (STEP) file.
File Type: STEP
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Next Level Game ManualVEX IQ Challenge Next Level Game Manual
Description: Official Game Manual of the current VEX IQ Challenge game.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Next Level LogosVEX IQ Challenge Next Level 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 Next Level One-Page Game DescriptionVEX IQ Challenge Next Level One Page Description
Description: Single-page overview of the current VEX IQ Challenge game.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ ChallengeVEX IQ Challenge Robot License PlateVEX IQ Challenge Robot License Plate
Description: Template for robots that require license plates to pass robot inspection at an event.
File Type: DOCX
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 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 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 Planning and Staffing GuideVEX IQ Challenge Volunteer Planning and Staffing Guide
Description: Guide includes Volunteer job descriptions and direction on volunteer recruitment, volunteer expectations, training and preparation, care and appreciation. Includes a recommended volunteer staffing plan.
File Type: PDF
VEX IQ Challenge, VRC, VEX UVEX TM Operator Volunteer RoleVEX TM Operator Volunteer Role
Description: A brief overview of the VEX TM Operator volunteer role.
File Type: PDF
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 Awards Appendix DVEX U Turning Point Awards Appendix D
Description: Details the full list of awards presented in the VEX U program.
File Type: PDF
VEX UVEX U Qualifying CriteriaVEX U Qualifying Criteria (2018-19)
Description: Criteria for registered VEX U teams to qualify for participation in championship events.
File Type: PDF
VEX UVEX U Qualifying Criteria Appendix CVEX U Qualifying Criteria Appendix C
Description: Current VEX Robotics World Championship spot allocations for each region.
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 Teams' Skills Process at a VRC Event VEX U Teams' Skills Process at a VRC Event
Note: This document helps VEX U teams ask a VRC Event Partner to play in the Robot Skills Challenge of a (non-VEX U) VRC tournament or Skills-only event.
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
VEX WorldsVEX Worlds 2018 Photography Downloading InstructionsVEX Worlds 2018 Photography Downloading Instructions
Description: Directions for downloading photography from the VEX Robotics World Championship Photoshelter website.
File Type: PDF
VEX Worlds VEX Worlds Program BookVEX Worlds Program Book
Description: The VEX Robotics World Championship Program Book contains all the information you need to make your trip to Louisville a memorable one, with the event agenda, shuttle and hotel information, local attractions, Show Your Badge discounts, the VEX Worlds team party and much, much more.
Note: This agenda is tentative, times may vary from 15-30 minutes.
File Type: PDF

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
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 Community Service CertificateVRC Community Service Certificate
Description: Template for a Community Service Certificate recognizing volunteer service (Black & White) (Instructions).
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 Meeting Announcements href="http://link.roboticseducation.org/vrc_eventmeetingannouncements"
target="_blank">Event Meeting Announcements

Description: Instructions for Head Referee and/or Field Manager conducting meeting with teams prior to match play.
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 Field Reset Volunteer RoleVRC Field Reset Volunteer Role
Description: A brief overview of the Field Reset volunteer role.
File Type: PDF
VRCVRC Inspector Volunteer RoleVRC Inspector Volunteer Role
Description: A brief overview of the VRC 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 Qualifying CriteriaVRC Qualifying Criteria (2018-19)
Description: Criteria for registered VRC teams (middle school and high school) to qualify for participation in championship events.
File Type: PDF
VRCVRC Qualifying Criteria Appendix BVRC Qualifying Criteria Appendix B
Description: Current VEX Robotics World Championship spot allocations for each region.
File Type: PDF
VRCVRC Referee Score SheetVRC Turning Point Referee Score Sheet
Description: Score Sheet for VRC Turning Point.
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 Team Check-in GuideVRC Team Check-in Guide
Description: A brief overview of the Team Check-in volunteer role.
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 Turning Point Appendix A - Field SpecificationsVRC Turning Point Appendix A - Field Specifications
Description: Includes Field Specs & Assembly and Low Cost Field Options documents.
File Type: ZIP
VRCVRC Turning Point Appendix A - Field CADVRC Turning Point Appendix A — Field CAD
Description: Compressed folder includes VRC Turning Point Field CAD (STEP) file.
File Type: STEP
VRCVRC Turning Point Appendix C - AwardsVRC Turning Point Awards Appendix C
Description: Details the full list of awards presented in the VRC Program.
File Type: PDF
VRCVRC Turning Point Game ManualVRC Turning Point Game Manual
Description: Game manual of the current VRC challenge.
File Type: PDF
VRCVRC Turning Point LogosVRC Turning Point 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 Turning Point One Page Game DescriptionVRC Turning Point One Page Description
Description: Single-page overview of the current VRC game.
File Type: PDF
VRCVRC Volunteer Check-in Volunteer Role OverviewVRC Volunteer Check-in Volunteer Role Overview
Description: A brief overview of the Volunteer Check-in volunteer role.
File Type: PDF
VRCVRC Volunteer Planning and Staffing GuideVRC Volunteer Planning and Staffing Guide
Description: Guide includes Volunteer job descriptions and direction on volunteer recruitment, volunteer expectations, training and preparation, care and appreciation. Includes a recommended volunteer staffing plan.
File Type: PDF
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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