TUSD Robotics Tournament
Information for Teams and Coaches
Welcome to Our Tournament!
It is extremely important that all students and coaches read through this information carefully and come prepared to the event.
The tournament will be held in the Gym with 2 game fields on the floor and bleachers for viewing and a Robot Skills field off to the side. The pit stations and practice field will be set up in the Mulit-Purpose Room (MPR) located next to the Gym.
ONLY 2 team members will be allowed to enter the game field area for matches. All other team members, coaches, and family members must view from the bleachers and must remain behind the caution tape.
No food or drink is allowed in the Gym but it is OK to have food or drink in the pit area in the MPR.
Each team will be provided a table with one outlet at the end of an extension cord. You will need to bring your own power strip.
7:15 am Doors Open
7:30 am Team Check-In / Turn in Notebooks
7:45 am Robot Inspections Begin
8:45 am Team Meeting in Gym
9:00 am Opening Ceremony
9:15 am Qualifying Matches Begin
11:30 pm Lunch
12:00 pm Qualifying Matches Resume
2:30 pm Qualifying Matches End
2:45 pm Finals Matches Begin
3:15 Closing Ceremonies and Awards
3:30 pm Event Ends
3:30 -4:00pm Clean Up
Each team will participate in 5 qualifying matches. We run a 2-minute cycle between matches. In order to run this tight of a schedule, teams must check in to the Queuing table 2 matches prior to their match. Teams will set up on the field during the match prior to their match with the assistance of two referees.
Once the head referee arrives at the field for the upcoming match, teams must be ready to play.
Lunch & Snack Bar
$5 lunch tickets will be sold at the snack bar table until 9:30am that will include a slice of pizza, chips or salad, cookie and a drink. Lunch will be served at 11:30 am.
Students or teams are welcome to bring their own lunch and snacks to the MPR.
The pit area is located inside of the MPR in the building next to the gym. This is where students will repair robots and use the practice field.
Please bring your safety glasses, spare parts, tools, batteries, chargers, programming cables, and laptop. We will have free Guest wi-fi available the day of the tournament.
Please be considerate of the time you spend on the practice field. All teams should get a chance to use the field and this will be monitored.
Feel free to bring your own practice field!
If a team has created a video for the STEM Research project, please email the link to the project by 6 pm the night before the tournament to Cari Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We encourage you to complete the consent forms electronically this year. Once your consent forms are uploaded, they are good all season for every event.
We will also need a TUSD Video Release signed as we will be taking pictures and video that may be posted online. Please have all students also complete and sign the TUSD Photo/Video Release form below.
Refrees and Rulings
Understand that the head referees rulings are final. We will not use video replay to analyze matches. If you find that the referees have inaccurately scored a match, you must ask for a recount before robots are moved from the field. Once robots have been removed from the field, the scores are final.
We appreciate your cooperation! Thank you
Swapping Out Teams