Tesla Robotics League

Central Florida league
 covering Orange, Lake, 
Osceola, and Sumter Counties.

League Committee

The League Committee and Volunteer Group contains volunteer representatives from EACH of our Tesla Robotics League FIRST Tech Challenge teams who work together to plan and run our League events. These events include:
  • Build It Days
  • Training Days
  • Meets 
  • League Championship
  • Off-Season Events
  • Demonstrations
  • Telsa's Birthday Celebration
  • Robo Prom

League Committee Members & Tesla Volunteers

Telsa Robotics League - League Committee - Management Board

Title
 Responsibilities 
 Position Held By
Chairperson


Overall responsibility for running the League. The buck stops here.
Donna Friis
5937 Renaissance Robotics
ASCE / Homeschoolers 
Vice-Chairpersons

Typically has another role on the board, while learning the roles to assume the Chairperson role.

Listed in expected order to assume Chairperson position.
Fills in for the Chairperson as needed and replaces the Chairperson when their term ends.

Ideally, we have people from all counties trained, so that a future split in the league due to growth, already has a trained leader for that county.
Jeff Payne
8601 Godly Gears
New Journey Youth Center

Denny Zahrt
5937 Renaissance Robotics
ASCE / Homeschoolers 
 Treasurer
Oversees the League's finances. Provides monthly Treasurer's Reports.
Danielle Miller
3939 Bolts of Steel
6327 Fetch
University High School
 Secretary
Takes minutes at  meetings. Gets copies to all Tesla Robotics League teams by sending them through the committee email
 OPEN POSITION


 Volunteer Coordinator
Recruits Lead Key Volunteers and assists Event Level Volunteer Coordinator.
Jeff Payne
8601 Godly Gears
New Journey Youth Center
  Communications Coordinator 
aka Team Liasion
League representative to in-league and out-of-league teams. Handles website, social media and committee email.
Denny Zahrt
5937 Renaissance Robotics
ASCE / Homeschoolers
 Event Coordinator
Coordinates the schedule of events and provides support to event hosts.
  OPEN POSITION

intermin coordinator

  Danielle Miller
3939 Bolts of Steel
6327 Fetch
University High School
 Materials Coordinator
Oversees League owned materials and equipment such as playing fields, electronics, etc. Inventories items and reports any descrepencies after each event.
Paige Clements
9779 PIEaters
Community Team
 Tesla Fundraising Coordinator
 Finds sponsor and  grants for Tesla Robotics League
 OPEN POSITION
 Past Chairpersons
(non-voting)
 

League Committee's sanity saver and emergency help-line.
Maribel Barea served 2014-2015 & 2015-2016
5070 N.U.T.S.
6329 Clockwork Mania
7579 B.E.A.R.S.
Orlando Science Schools 

Jenny Coleman served 2012-2013 & 2013-2014
5454 Dent in the Universe (d.i.t.u.)
Orange County 4H

Tesla Robotics League - KEY VOLUNTEERS

Every Tesla Robotics League team MUST provide a minimum of one full day or two half day ADULT volunteers per meet they attend. More is better! Tournament host teams can trade off volunteer spots with other host teams only, so all their required volunteers for the season are volunteering at the event they host.

Title
 Responsibilities
Position Held By
Leads this group
 Tesla Guru's
If they dont have the answer, you havent asked the right question.
Michael Coleman
Eric Grajales
Mike Nicolai
.
Judge Advisor
Recruits and manages event level Judge Advisors and Judges. Volunteers as a Judge Advisor at most of the League run tournaments.
 Mark Van Hala
  Judges

Field Technical Advisor (FTA)
  The Field Technical Advisor keeps the areas in and around the Robot Playing Fields running smoothly. The FTA concentrates on the Technical
issues Robots, Robot Control System, Scoring Software, etc.
  AJ Foster

Control System Advisor
FTA Assistants
Field Inspectors
Robot Inspectors
Field Manager
WiFi Technical Advisor
Head Referee
Recruits and manages event level Referees and Head Referees. Volunteers as a Head Referee at most of the League run tournaments.
 Rob Willets
  Referees
Lead Robot Inspector
Recruits and manages event level Robot Inspectors. Volunteers as Lead Robot Inspector at most of the League run tournaments. 
  Bill Burkholder
  Robot Inspectors 
  Lead Field Inspector
  Recruits and manages event level  Field Inspectors. Volunteers as Lead Field Inspector at most of the League run tournaments.
 Abdul Siddiqui
 Field Inspectors 
 Event Directors
  Responsible for coordinating venue-specific logistics for the event 
 Event Host & Chairperson (or their appointed representee from the league committee)
:)

Every Tesla Robotics League team MUST provide a minimum of one full day or two half day ADULT volunteers per meet they attend. More is better! Tournament host teams can trade off volunteer spots with other host teams only, so all their required volunteers for the season are volunteering at the event they host. Time commitment is an estimate based on a typical tournament.

JUDGING TEAM - Volunteers

ALL Tesla judges are Engineers not associated with any Tesla team.

Titles
 Responsibilities
 Reports to
 Position Held By

Time
 JUDGE ADVISOR
  Recruits and manages event level Judge Advisors and Judges. Volunteers as a Judge Advisor at most of the League run tournaments.
  Event Directors 
  1. Mark Van Hala
  full day
   Judges & Judge Match Observer
The primary role of a Judge is to interview Teams, and to decide which Teams deserve an Award based upon the Interview, the Robot, Match play, and the Engineering Notebook.
Judge Advisor (Mark)
  1. Ozan Celik 
  2. Juan Gonzalez
  3. Scott Hansen 
  4. Nicolas Jordan 
  5. Andy Michel 
  6. Emmanuel Taiwo
  7. Eduardo Veras 
  8. Euri Cerrud
full day
  Judge Advisor Assistant
The Judge Advisor Assistant is responsible for assisting the Judge Advisor throughout the Event, providing computer support (word processing), and performing other duties as assigned.
  Judge Advisor (Mark)
   (often not needed)
  full day
 Dean's List Interviewer
Interviews  the students nominated by their team to be Dean’s List Semi Finalists.
 -
  1.  Jennifer Coleman
  2. ,
  full day
 Dean's List Reviewer
Dean’s List Reviewers read the nominations and Dean’s List Interviewer feedback, and select two Dean’s List Finalists for their region.
 -
  1. .
 full day
  Student Out of League Dean's List Interviewer
  Previous Dean's List Student who has aged out.
 
  1.   Morgan Zahrt (5937)
  full day

FIELD TECHNICAL ADVISOR (FTA) TEAM  Volunteers

Titles
 Responsibilities
 Reports to
 Positon Held by
 Time
 Field Technical Advisor (FTA)
   The Field Technical Advisor keeps the areas in and around the Robot Playing Fields running smoothly. The FTA concentrates on the Technical
issues Robots, Robot Control System, Scoring Software, etc.
 Event Directors
  1. AJ Foster
  full day
Control System Advisor
  Technical Volunteer fo provides in-depth technical support to help teams troubleshoot, and resolve robot and control systrem issues.
FTA
  1. Eric Grajales (GURU)
  2. Mike Nicolai (GURU)
  full day
  WiFi Technical Advisor (WTA)
  Technical Volunteer who helps ensure that the wirless enviornment at a FIRST Tech Challenge event is clean and not too noisy.
FTA
  1.  Frank Zahrt (5937)
 full day

FTA - FIELD INSPECTOR TEAM Volunteers

Titles
 Responsibilities
Reports to
 Position Held By
Time
Lead Field Inspector
  Recruits and manages event level  Field Inspectors. Volunteers as Lead Field Inspector at most of the League run tournaments.
  FTA (lead only)
  1.  Abdul Siddiqui (9930)
  full day
 Field Inspector
  The Field Inspection process is in place to ensure that every Robot can successfully connect and compete in a Match by using a checklist which includes verifying settings on the Team’s Android device to reminding the Teams to stay on time for each Match.
  Lead Field Inspector
 
  1. Scott Clements (9779)
  2. Lynn Nasgovitz (5937)
  3. open
  4. open
  5. open
  6. open
 1/2 day

FTA - ROBOT INSPECTOR TEAM Volunteers

Titles
 Responsibilities
 Reports to
 Position Held By
 Time
Lead Robot Inspector
  Recruits and manages event level Robot Inspectors. Volunteers as Lead Robot Inspector at most of the League run tournaments.
  FTA (lead only)
  1. Bill Burkholder (5937)
  full day
  Robot Inspector
Robot Inspectors ensure that every Robot follows the guidelines and are ready to compete on the Field. The Inspection process involves filling out a checklist for every Robot and placing a label or other unique tag on the Robot after it passes Inspection.
  Lead Robot Inspector
  1. Glynn Dettman (9277 & 10650
  2. Morgan Zahrt (5937)
  3. open
  4. open
  5. open
  6. open
   1/2 day

FTA - FIELD MANAGER TEAM Volunteers

Titles
 Responsibilities
Reports to
 Position Held by
 Time
Field Manager (FM)
  Field Manager keeps activities on track. Responsible for operational activities Team Queuing, Playing Field Reset, etc.
  FTA (field manager only)
 
  1. <asked Victoria Burg (FIRST Vista) awaiting response>
  full day
  Lead Queruer
  Leads the effort on getting teams to the competition field on time 
  Field Manager (or FTA if no FM at event)
   <Asked Karen Reid awaiting response>
  full day

  Queruer

    Team of Lead Queue
  Lead Querer - > FM 
  FRC Teams?
  half day
 Lead Scorekeeper
 Responsible for making sure that the Scoring System is handled correctly and that Match Scores are entered
accurately
  Field Manager  (or FTA if no FM at event)
  1.  Christina Grajales
 full day

 Scorekeepers

 Team of Lead Scorekeeper
 Scorekeeper -> FM
   (possible trainee/backup)
 half day
 Field Resetter
  Resets the playing field for the next match.
 Field Manager  (or FTA if no FM at event)
  FRC Teams?
 full day
 Game Announcer / Emcee
  “Master of Ceremonies” and to facilitate the Event and provide Match information and announcements to the Teams and audience.
 Field Manger (or VC if no FM at event)
  1.  ,
  2. ,
  full day
 Emcee Extrodinare 
 Default Emcee when present
 Field Manager
  1.  Barry Bonzack
 full day

REFEREE TEAM Volunteers

Role
Responsibilities
 Reports to
 Position Held By
 Time
Head Referee
  Recruits and manages event level Referees and Head Referees. Volunteers as a Head Referee at most of the League run tournaments.
 Event Directors
  1.  Rob Willets (7141, 7142. 10027)
  full day
  Referee
  Referees observe Team Matches and identify Rule violations and “call” them. They score the Game Elements and Autonomous points and record these on the Score Sheet. 
  Head Referee
  1. Dave Engberg (Engineer)
  2. Jeff Payne (8601)
  3. Connie Campbell- (Engineer)
  4. <Jeff working on>

  full day

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR Team Volunteers

Role
 Responsibilities
 Reports to
Volunteers
 Time
Volunteer Coordinator
    The Volunteer Coordinator ensures that an Event is properly staffed with Key and general Volunteers to assist with multiple aspects of an Event, and act as the primary contact for all Volunteers
  Event Directors (VC only)
  Jeff Payne (8601)
  full day
 Disc Jockey
 
  Volunteer Coordinator
  1.
  full day
 Load In / Load Out Crew
.
    Volunteer Coordinator
1.
  1/2 day
 Crowd Control Volunteer
 
  Volunteer Coordinator
(May Not Be Needed)
.
 Floater - general
 
  Volunteer Coordinator
  1. Jordan Helbraun (5937)

 

PIT MANAGER TEAM Volunteers

Role
 Responsibilities
 Reports to
 Volunteer
 Time
Pit Manager
Keeps pit area on track 

  • Greeting Teams as they arrive at the Event. 
  • Collecting Consent and Release forms and Team Rosters.
  •  Incident reporting – medical and non-medical. 
  • Collect/Return Lost and Found items. 
  • Setup and breakdown of Pit area. 
  • Assistance with general inquiries from Teams, Mentors and spectators.
  • Makes sure EVERY teams gets through inspection in a timely manner and sends gurus to help team’s in emergency mode 

  Event Directors
<Asked Leia, awaiting response>
  full day
 Pit Manager Crew - check-in
 
  Pit manager
 
 1/2 day
 Pit Manager Crew - 
 
  Pit Manager
 

League Committee Volunteers Needed!

Running the League and it's associated events requires the involvement of all Tesla Robotics League teams. All teams are required to have a volunteer serving on the League Committee and attending the League Committee Meetings. Most meetings are held at our events to make it easy on you.

We STRONGLY encourage teams to get as many adult volunteers trained for the various judging and refereeing positions as possible. This is especially important as growth means the league splits into smaller (ideally county based) leagues. You want to be able to start a new league with trained people already in place!

All teams are also required to provide a couple of volunteers to help at each event.

Don't worry, we WILL TRAIN YOU!