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The Q&A is closed for the 2021-2022 season. Any rule changes or clarifications pertaining to the 2022 VEX Robotics World Championship will be included in the April 5 Game Manual Update. Teams attending VEX Worlds who wish to pre-submit questions for the driver's meeting should have received a contact form via email; if not, please contact your REC Foundation Team Engagement Manager for more information.

Official Q&A: VIQC 2021-2022: Pitching In

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<T15> Students must be accompanied by an Adult Question


32092A
4 months ago

From the manual: <T15> Students must be accompanied by an Adult. No Student may attend a VIQC event without a responsible Adult supervising them. The Adult must obey all rules and be careful to not violate student-centered policies, but must be present at the event in the case of an emergency.

If I am a coach of multiple teams may I serve as the adult for multiple teams?

Also, may the supervising adult also serve as a volunteer at the event? Teams are often asked to provide a volunteer but for a small team it might not be possible to get multiple adults for the team to a tournament. If one adult, i.e. a parent, can both serve as the supervising adult and help volunteer (e.g. field reset, queuing, etc.) that would help to ensure staffing for tournaments.

My sense is that this would depend on additional factors, such as the age. My middle school students seem to be totally capable of guiding themselves at a tournament. Parents of my high school VRC teams are particularly concerned that they need to be in attendance the entire time when I am present and their older students are not needed them.

Answered by committee

Yes, a coach can serve as the Adult representative for multiple Teams. This is common, especially when one teacher is the coach of several Teams from the same school.

While nothing prohibits the Adult from also volunteering at an event, it would be prudent to have an alternative Adult available to address any Team concerns that may arise during the event.