TUSD Robotics

Tournament Volunteers Needed

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Please let us know your volunteer preference and availability. An email will be sent to confirm availablility approximately one month before each tournament. Thank you for your time!

Introduction to TUSD Robotics

TUSD Robotics is a district wide program that helps build and support teams at all 29 school sites in the Tustin Unified School District. We are an official VEX Robotics event partner and host tournaments for teams from around Southern California who compete to earn awards and tickets to the California State Championship. Each year the game changes and teams have to use the engineering design process to build and program a robot to play the game and earn the highest number of points.


For a preview of the games, click on the YouTube links below.


Elementary VEX IQ Game: Ringmaster


Secondary VEX Game: In the Zone

Volunteers Needed!

We are in need of judges, robot inspectors and referees for the tournaments this season. To learn more about the dates and schedule of the tournaments, please go to tusdrobotics.com


No experience is needed in order to participate as a volunteer and a training will be held before each tournament. Additional details and rules will be emailed to you if you sign up as a volunteer. Below are the general descriptions of each volunteer role.


Referees: Two referees will run each field and score every other match. The most important role of the referee is to correctly interpret and consistently enforce the rules of the game to score the match upon completion. They must also oversee that fields are properly reset for each match, check that teams are placed correctly at the field and prepare them to compete. The time commitment is either an AM shift from 8:15 am to 12:30 pm or 11:45 pm to 4:30 pm.


Judge: Judges will visit several teams conducting interviews and review engineering notebooks. Judges will deliberate and come to a consensus on the teams who will be given awards. Judges will use a rubric to help determine how well the teams collaborated and used the engineering design process. The time commitment is 7:45 am to approximately 2:00 pm. Judges are welcome to stay to hand out the awards at the end of the tournament.


Robot Inspectors: Robot inspectors verify machines conform to specifications and requirements as stated in the official Vex game manual. A checklist will be used to help determine if the robots qualify to participate before the event begins. The time commitment is 7:15 am to 9:15 am the morning of a tournament.

Click Here to Complete the Volunteer Interest Survey

Please let us know your volunteer preference and availability. An email will be sent to confirm availablility approximately one month before each tournament. Thank you for your time!

TUSD Robotics is Sponsored by:

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Let us know if you would like your company logo added as a sponsor to our online flyers, website, and displays at tournaments. Email me at cwilliams@tustin.k12.ca.us