This document provides an overview of the Scorekeeper Referee volunteer role, including expectations, skills required, and recommended training. Scorekeeper Referee volunteers assist with recording and verifying scores using either paper or electronic scoresheets.
Experience Level: Intermediate
Physical Activity: High (Constant standing or walking)
- Experienced volunteers are preferred; however Scorekeeper Referees can be new volunteers and trained quickly
- Apply knowledge of the game and rules
- Pay attention to detail and be impartial
- Work effectively as a member of a team
- Interact positively with students
- Record scores using TM Mobile app or paper score sheets.
- Verify recorded scores with other Scorekeeping Referees and/or the Head Referee as needed, and with the student drivers after each match.
- Discuss possible rule violations with the Head Referee after the match.
- Ensure field is reset and robots are ready for the next match.
Training & Preparation
- Get familiar with how matches are run. It is helpful to attend a local event prior to volunteering, though not required.
- Read the official game manual and pay special attention to Section 2 – The Game.
- Review the additional Referee training materials available at REC Foundation > Volunteers.
On Event Day
Dress Code: Wear comfortable team-neutral clothing that is appropriate for a school related event, closed toe shoes, and a Referee or volunteer shirt (if provided).
Arrival: Sign in at Volunteer Check-in, then report to the Head Referee.
Location: Report to your assigned field area 30 minutes before practice and qualifying matches begin. Scorekeeper Referees are positioned adjacent to the game fields so that you can clearly see the field and student Drivers, but without obstructing the view of the audience during the match.
Review: Practice recording match scores during practice matches.
Supplies: Clipboard, pen or pencil, and paper score sheets or electronic tablet with TM Mobile app if available.