Scorekeeper Referee

Description/Responsibilities Referee/Scorekeeper volunteers assist with recording and verifying scores using either score sheets or electronic tablets.

  • Record scores using TM Mobile app or paper score sheets.
  • If acting in a referee role as well as a Scorekeeper role, interpret and enforce the rules of the game.
  • Verify recorded scores with the Head Referee as needed and with the student Drivers after each match.
  • Write legibly on all scoring documents.

Experience and Skills Needed

  • Experienced volunteers preferred for Referee role; Scorekeepers only 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

Physical Activity
Constant Standing & Walking

Training Before Event

  • Get familiar with how matches are run. It is helpful to attend a local event prior to volunteering, though not required.
  • Read the Official VEX IQ Challenge Next Level Game Manual found at the bottom of the VEX IQ Challenge page, paying special attention to The Game section.
  • Review the Referee Guide, Referee Videos, and all online training materials, which may include documents, score sheets, examples, and videos. On the Volunteers - Volunteer Resources page select the VEX IQ tab and click on Referee/Scorekeeper to reveal available training resources.
  • Refer to the score sheets on Page 2 of this document as examples of how to fill out paper score sheets correctly.

Dress Code Wear comfortable team-neutral clothing appropriate for a school related event, closed toe shoes, and a Referee or volunteer shirt (if provided).