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Official Q&A: VRC 2019-2020: Tower Takeover Usage Guidelines

G6 Clarification

8 months ago

G6 states "Each team shall include up to three Drive Team Members. No Drive Team Member may fulfill this role for more than one Team in a given competition season." We have two of our three members not available for a tourament. From what I understand, another member from our organization (that is on another team not competing in the tournament) is not allowed to come to a tournament and coach our driver, but I wanted to make sure. Does this just apply to the driver? Or does this mean even the coaches. Thanks!

Answered by Game Design Committee

The definition of Drive Team Member is as follows:

Drive Team Member(s) - Up to three (3) Students who are allowed in the Alliance Station during a Match for each Team. Only Drive Team Members are allowed to touch the controls at any time during the Match or interact with the Robot as per <G9>. Adults are not allowed to be Drive Team Members. Per <G6>, Drive Team Members may only fulfill this role for one Team.

From a rules (G6) perspective, there is no difference between a Drive Team Member who touches the controls, and a Drive Team Member who coaches another Drive Team Member. Therefore, what you are describing would not be legal.