Resources Library

The REC Foundation’s Resource Library contains useful materials for Event Partners, volunteers, and teams. Items are sorted alphabetically. Enter words contained in a resource’s title or description in the search box to find the items you are looking for.

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101 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

Code of Conduct

Description: Overview of expectations for participants’ behavior and ethical standards at all REC Foundation-sanctioned events.

File Type: PDF

Competitions & Teams Map

Find teams using the RobotEvents.com Competitions & Teams Map.

File Type: Map

Contact Your Regional Support Manager

Visit our Contact Us Page and click on the map to locate your Regional Support Manager.

File Type: Contact Us

Cortex and VEXNet User Guide

Instructions for the set up and operation of the VEX ARM Cortex-based Microcontroller and VEXnet Joystick.

File Type: PDF

Current VRC Game Information

Visit the VRC web page to learn more about this year's game.

File Type: VRC Page

Early Bird Registration FAQ

Description: The Early-bird Registration period begins when registration for an event opens and ends four weeks prior to the event.

File Type: PDF

Emcee 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

Emcee Guide

Description:  An overview of the Emcee volunteer role with scripts and examples.

File Type: PDF

Event Day Checklist

Description:  Checklist designed to supplement the Pre-Event Checklist.

File Type: PDF

Event Partner Guide to Posting On RobotEvents.com

Description: Outline of the process for setting up an event on RobotEvents.com.

File Type: PDF

Event 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

Event Resources Guide

Description:  How to access our mobile application containing all event documentation. PDF

File Type: PDF

Head Referee Match Anomaly Log

Description: Log to record all anomalies observed throughout an event.

File Type: PDF

How 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

How to Include a VEX U Team at a VRC Event

Description:  This document helps VEX U Event Partners learn how to receive and officially score a VEX U team in the Robot Skills Challenge of a (non-VEX U) VRC tournament or Skills-only event.

File Type: PDF

How to Sign Up as a Volunteer at a Local Event

Description:  Five steps needed to volunteer at local events.

File Type: PDF

How 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

How 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

How to Use DonorsChoose.org

Description: DonorsChoose.org is an online charity on a mission to make it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need of VEX Robotics equipment by allowing people to donate directly to classrooms. This document is designed to help make the process as quick and easy as possible.

File Type: PDF

Industry Certifications Program Flyer

Description:  An overview of the REC Foundation's Industry Certifications Program.

File Type: PDF

Industry Certifications Sample/Practice Questions

Description:  Includes practice questions that represent the types of questions found in the certifications.

File Type: PDF

IRHS Logo Usage

Description: Guideline for usage of International Robotics Honor Society (IRHS) digital resources.

File Type: PDF

IRHS School Membership

Description:  A six-step process to develop a charter for the International Robotics Honor Society chapter.

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IRHS Student Application

Description: The application to the International Robotics Honor Society (IRHS).

File Type: PDF

JROTC Qualification Journey

Description: This graphic charts the progression of a JROTC VRC Team from local events to the JROTC VRC Championship at VEX Worlds.

File Type: PDF

Judge Guide (2019-2020)

Description:  Detailed description of the Judge's role for Event Partners, Judge Advisors, and Judges.

File Type: PDF

Judge Volunteer Role

Description:  A brief overview of the Judge's role.

File Type: PDF

Knowledge and Occupational Skills

Description:  This document outlines the Pre-Engineering and  Robotics Industry Certifications.

File Type: PDF

League Play Guide

Description: Everything you need to know in order to start and run a VEX IQ Challenge or VRC league.

File Type: PDF

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. PDF

File Type: PDF

Participant 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

Practice Field Official Volunteer Role

Description:  A brief overview of the Practice Field Official's role.

File Type: PDF

Pre-Event Checklist

Description:  Checklist for planning and coordinating a successful VEX Robotics Competition and/or VEX IQ Challenge event.

File Type: PDF

Pricing 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

Professional 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

PTC Verification Testing Guide

Description:  Instructions for conducting PTC Verification Testing using a PTC authenticator.

File Type: PDF

REC Foundation Brand Guidelines

Description:  The Robotics Education & Competition Foundation brand communicates excellence and serves as the first impression with any audience, either in person or online. These guidelines are intended to promote the clear and consistent use of the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation identity as a global and interdisciplinary team who work together toward a common mission.

File Type: PDF

Robot 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 Form

Description:  Use this form to apply to have your organization's scholarship added to our program.

File Type: PDF

Scholarship 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

Software Inspection for Cortex

Description:  How to inspect VRC robot software using VEXnet on the Cortex Processor.

File Type: PDF

STEM Research Project Topic (2019-2020)

A description of this year's STEM Research Project.

File Type: PDF

Student-Centered Policy

Description: This guide includes expectations for organizations and their team members concerning the REC Foundation’s student-centered policy and contains examples of student-centered activities to provide transparency and to encourage student learning opportunities.

The overarching mandate is that adults should not provide an unfair competitive advantage by having students use designs, programs and game strategies that are inconsistent with the students’ ability and knowledge base.

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Team Grants

Through the generosity of our sponsors, the REC Foundation Team Grant Program matches schools and organizations that are interested in adopting the world’s largest and fastest-growing academic robotics competitions with the program resources necessary to get started. This unique program allows the REC Foundation to provide the resources needed to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.

File Type: Grants Page

Team 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

Template for Volunteer Tab on RobotEvents

Description: Instructions for filling in the Volunteer Tab on RobotEvents.com.

File Type: DOTX

Tips for VEX IQ Challenge Teams to Prepare for Events

Description:  Tips to help teams before, during, and after events.

File Type: PDF

TM Mobile User Guide

Description:  Instructions for the VEX TM Mobile Android app that interfaces with the VEX Tournament Manager software.

File Type: PDF

Tournament Manager For Leagues

Description: Brief overview of the process for creating and running league events in Tournament Manager.

File Type: PDF

Tournament Manager Software

Description:  Custom software package designed to simplify and automate many of the tasks associated with running a VEX Robotics tournament.

File Type: Link

Tournament Manager User Guide

Description:  User Guide for Tournament Manager (TM) software.

File Type: PDF

VEX 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 Challenge Event Partner Guide

Description:  Overview of the Event Partner role.

File Type: PDF

VEX IQ Challenge Field Reset Volunteer Role

Description:  A brief overview of the VEX IQ Challenge Field Reset volunteer role.

File Type: PDF

VEX IQ Challenge Inspector Volunteer Role

Description:  A brief overview of the VEX IQ Challenge Inspector volunteer role.

File Type: PDF

VEX IQ Challenge Media Advisory Template

Description:  Template for creating a press release for your upcoming event.

File Type: docx

VEX IQ Challenge Post-event Media Template

Description: Template for creating a press release for your upcoming event.

File Type: docx

VEX IQ Challenge Pre-event Media Template

Description:  Template for creating a press release for your upcoming event.

File Type: docx

VEX IQ Challenge Qualifying Criteria

Description: Criteria for registered VEX IQ Challenge teams (Elementary and Middle School) to qualify for participation in championship events.

File Type: PDF

VEX IQ Challenge Queuing Volunteer Role

Description:  A brief overview of the Queuing volunteer role.

File Type: PDF

VEX IQ Challenge Referee Certification Course

Description: Choose a course and begin training to become a certified Referee. Complete all of the course quizzes to gain access to the platform's certification exam.

File Type: Course

VEX IQ Challenge Referee Guide

Description: This guide contains a volunteer description for the Referee position, task list for the various stages of a competition, a general tip sheet, and a list of selected rules.

File Type: PDF

VEX IQ Challenge Referee Training Videos

Watch the Referee Training series to learn more about VIQC Squared Away, or to prepare to referee official matches.

File Type: Video Playlist

VEX IQ Challenge Robot Inspection Checklist

Description:  Inspection checklist covering size, overall, VEX parts, field control, and PTC verification testing.

File Type: PDF

VEX 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 Challenge Safety at an Event

Description:  A few of the safety practices participants and guests should follow.

File Type: PDF

VEX 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 Challenge Scorekeeper Referee Volunteer Role

Description:  A brief overview of the Scorekeeper Referee volunteer role.

File Type: PDF

VEX IQ Challenge Scoresheet

Description: Scoresheet for VEX IQ Challenge Squared Away.

File Type: PDF

VEX IQ Challenge Squared Away Awards Appendix

Description: Detailed descriptions of the Awards presented in the VEX IQ Challenge Program.

File Type: PDF

VEX IQ Challenge Squared Away Field Appendix

Description: Detailed specifications and a bill of materials (BOM) for the Official Competition Field.

File Type: PDF

VEX IQ Challenge Squared Away Field Assembly Instructions

Description:  Assembly instructions for the Official Competition Field.

File Type: zip

VEX IQ Challenge Squared Away Field CAD

Description: Compressed folder includes CAD (STEP) file.

File Type: STEP

VEX IQ Challenge Squared Away Game Manual

Description: Official Game Manual of the current VEX IQ Challenge game.

File Type: PDF

VEX IQ Challenge Squared Away One-Page Game Description

Description: Single-page overview of the current VEX IQ Challenge game.

File Type: PDF

VEX IQ Challenge Team Check-in Volunteer Role

Description:  A brief overview of the Team Check-in volunteer role.

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VEX IQ Challenge Volunteer Check-In Volunteer Role Overview

Description:  A brief overview of the Volunteer Check-in volunteer role.

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VEX 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 TM Operator Volunteer Role

Description:  A brief overview of the VEX TM Operator volunteer role.

File Type: PDF

VEX TM Raspberry Pi WiFi Support Beta

Description: Step by step process for configuring wireless support on the Raspberry Pi Tournament Manager image (beta).

File Type: PDF

VEX U Awards Appendix D (2019-20)

Description: Detailed descriptions of the awards presented in the VEX U program.

File Type: PDF

VEX U Qualifying Criteria

Description: Criteria for registered VEX U teams (College) to qualify for participation in championship events.

File Type: PDF

VEX U Robot Build Process

Description:  Suggested step-by-step process to build a competitive VEX U robot.

File Type: PDF

VEX U Robot Inspection Checklist

Description:  Inspection checklist covering size, overall, VEX parts, field control, and PTC verification testing.

File Type: PDF

VEX U Teams' Skills Process at a VRC Event

Description: 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 U Volunteer Flyer Editable Template

Description:  Template for creating a volunteer flyer for a VEX U event.

File Type: DOTX

VEX Worlds Photography Downloading Instructions

Description: Directions for downloading photography from the VEX Robotics World Championship website.

File Type: PDF

VEXText 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

VEXText 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

Volunteer at Events Flyer

Description: Volunteering at a VEX competition is easy to learn, fun to do, and rewarding for everyone involved.

File Type: PDF

Volunteer Flyer Template

Description: Use this template to create a flyer that spreads the word that Volunteering at your VEX competitions is easy to learn, fun to do, and rewarding for everyone involved.

File Type: dotx

Volunteer 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

VRC Awards Appendix C (2019-20)

Description: Detailed descriptions of the awards presented in the VRC program.

File Type: PDF

VRC Event Meeting Announcements

Description:  Instructions for Head Referee and/or Field Manager conducting meeting with teams prior to match play.

File Type: PDF

VRC Event Troubleshooting Guide

Description: What to do at an event when things go wrong.

File Type: PDF

VRC Field Reset Volunteer Role

Description: A brief overview of the Field Reset volunteer role.

File Type: PDF

VRC Inspector Volunteer Role

Description: A brief overview of the VRC Inspector's role.

File Type: PDF

VRC Qualifying Criteria

Description: Criteria for registered VRC teams (middle school and high school) to qualify for participation in championship events.

File Type: PDF

VRC Queuing Volunteer Role

Description: A brief overview of the Queuing volunteer role.

File Type: PDF

VRC Referee Certification Course

Description: Choose a course and begin training to become a certified Referee. Complete all of the course quizzes to gain access to the platform's certification exam.

File Type: Course

VRC Referee Guide

Description: This guide contains a volunteer description for the Referee position, task list for the various stages of a competition, a general tip sheet, and a list of selected rules.

File Type: PDF

VRC Referee Scoresheet

Description: Scoresheet for the current VRC game.

File Type: PDF

VRC Referee Training Videos

Watch the Referee Training series to learn more about VRC Tower Takeover or to prepare to referee official matches.

File Type: Video Playlist

VRC Robot Build Process

Description: Suggested steps to build a competitive VEX Robotics Competition Robot.

File Type: PDF

VRC Robot Inspection Checklist - Cortex

Description:  Inspection checklist covering size, overall, VEX parts, field control, and PTC verification testing.

File Type: PDF

VRC Robot Inspection Checklist - V5

Description: Inspection checklist covering size inspection, overall inspection, VEX parts, and field control.

File Type: PDF

VRC Robot Troubleshooting Flowcharts

Description: Flowcharts that help resolve issues teams may encounter with the robot.

File Type: PDF

VRC Safety at an Event

Description: A few of the safety practices participants and guests should follow.

File Type: PDF

VRC Scorekeeper Referee Volunteer Role

Description: A brief overview of the Referee Scorekeeper volunteer role.

File Type: PDF

VRC Skills Referee Scoresheet

Description: Scoresheet for the current VEX IQ Challenge game.

File Type: PDF

VRC Team Check-in Role

Description:  A brief overview of the Team Check-in volunteer role.

File Type: PDF

VRC Temporary License Plate

Description: Template for robots that require license plates to pass robot inspection at an event.

File Type: DOCX

VRC 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

VRC Tower Takeover Appendix A – Field Specifications

Description: Includes 3D Printable Game Object Overview & Instructions and files, Low Cost Field Options, Field Overview and Specifications, and Additional Field Specifications.

File Type: ZIP

VRC Tower Takeover Appendix B – Robot Skills Challenge

Description: Overview of the combined Robot Skills Challenge.

File Type: PDF

VRC Tower Takeover Appendix E, VEX U

Description: Rule Modifications pertaining to the VEX U Competition.

File Type: PDF

VRC Tower Takeover Field Assembly Instructions

Description: Includes Instructions for building a field and parts list.

File Type: PDF

VRC Tower Takeover Field CAD

Description: Compressed folder includes CAD (STEP) file.

File Type: STEP

VRC Tower Takeover Game Manual

Description:  Game manual of the current VRC challenge.

File Type: PDF

VRC Tower Takeover Low Cost Field Options

Description: Options for teams wishing to use lower-cost substitutes for field objects.

File Type: ZIP

VRC Tower Takeover One-Page Game Description

Description: Single-page overview of the current VRC game.

File Type: PDF

VRC Volunteer Check-in Volunteer Role

Description:  A brief overview of the Volunteer Check-in volunteer role.

File Type: PDF

VRC 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

Why 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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