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VRC Turning Point Referee Training Chapter 4: Tipping, Entanglement, Damage & G12

VRC Turning Point Referee Training Chapter 4: Tipping, Entanglement, Damage & G12

Welcome to the VEX Robotics Competition referee training videos designed for both referees and teams. This is chapter 4, tipping, entanglement, damage, and G12. Let’s take a look at rule G12. Strategies aimed solely at the destruction, damage, tipping over, or entanglement of opposing robots are not part of the ethos of the VEX Robotics competition and are not allowed.…

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VRC Tower Takeover – Referee Training – Chapter 7: Scoring Rules and Examples

VRC Tower Takeover – Referee Training – Chapter 7: Scoring Rules and Examples

Welcome to the VEX Robotics Competition Referee Training Videos, designed for both referees and teams. This is Chapter Seven: Scoring Rules and Examples Scoring is one of the primary jobs of a VRC referee, so it’s important for every ref to know all of the possible scoring scenarios and corresponding point values. In this video, we’ll discuss the three ways…

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Difference Between Umpire and Referee

Difference Between Umpire and Referee

At their higher levels, All sports whether it be baseball, basketball, or professional tiddlywinks, yes, it exists. have one or more officials who make judgement calls and rulings. The two most common titles for these officials are the terms umpire and referee The only major difference between the two, is that in general is that an umpire makes their judgements…

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VIQC Squared Away – Referee Training – Chapter 2: Robot Rules and Match Starting Position

VIQC Squared Away – Referee Training – Chapter 2: Robot Rules and Match Starting Position

Welcome to the VEX IQ Challenge Referee Training Videos. The second episode, Chapter Two, is about Robot Rules and the proper Match Starting Configuration for Robots. We’ll be discussing robot size, starting position, legal parts, and non-functional decorations. First, robot size limits: Overall robot size is typically checked once for each robot during the inspection process at the start of…

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VRC Turning Point Referee Training Chapter 6: Scoring Rules

Welcome to the VEX Robotics Competition referee training videos designed for both referees and teams. This is chapter 6, scoring rules. Scoring is one of the primary jobs of a VRC referee so it’s important for a ref to know all of the possible scoring scenarios and corresponding point values. In this video we’ll discuss the three ways to score…

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VRC Tower Takeover – Referee Training – Chapter 1: Referee Position Overview

VRC Tower Takeover – Referee Training – Chapter 1: Referee Position Overview

Welcome to the VEX Robotics Competition Referee Training Videos. We’ve created this series of training videos for two reasons: 1) to help VRC referees prepare for the current game, and 2) to give VRC participants a better understanding of the thinking that goes into referee decisions. This year we’ve produced a series of short videos on various refereeing topics that…

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VRC Turning Point Referee Training Chapter 11: VEX U

VRC Turning Point Referee Training Chapter 11: VEX U

Welcome to the VEX Robotics Competition referee training videos designed for both referees and teams. This is chapter 11 VEX U. VEX U is the university-level version of the VEX Robotics Competition. It is intended to provide a unique competition opportunity for university students. VEX U teams play the same game and use the same field layout as VRC teams,…

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