Is the coach the only person that can lift the gate, and load tubes. Is it legal to have another person just to lift the gate. I’ve read the manuel and it said nothing about this, but i think it said somewhere that your only allowed to have two drivers and one coach per alliance? Though in the game animation it looked like one alliance had two drivers, 1 coach, and 1 person lifting the gate???
Well if i remember correctly the ref opened the gate. and you are only allowed to have two drivers and one coach.
<SG11> Drivers or Coaches may lift their own Gate at any time during the Match. Once lifting of the Gate
had begun it must be finished promptly and the Gate cannot be dropped. Both Gates must be lifted and
latched before thirty (30) seconds are remaining in the Match. Violations of this rule will result in a
Disqualification of both teams on the offending Alliance.
so therefore drivers or coaches can open the gate
<SG7> Any Scoring Objects introduced during the Match must be either gently placed on a Robot of your
own color touching an Alliance Starting Tile or gently placed on an Alliance Starting Tile of your own
color. The intent of this rule is to allow teams to introduce objects into play, but not to impart energy on
the scoring object which will cause it to end up in a scored position. Violations of this rule will result in
warning for the first offense. Subsequent offenses or an egregious first offense will result in a
• Match Loads may be introduced by a Driver or Coach at any point during the Match. Match
Loads may only be introduced in the Interaction Zone. Violations will result in a Disqualification.
• Doubler Barrels and Negation Barrels may only be introduced by a Driver or Coach during the
last 30 seconds of the Match. Doubler Barrels may only be introduced in the Interaction Zone.
Negation Barrels may only be introduced in the Isolation zone. Violations will result in a
hope that answers your questions
In my experience so far usually the coaches do the match loading, and the coach for the team at the isolation end usually opens the gate. If you don’t have that many people in your team, I’m sure if you ask nicely someone from another team would be happy to temporarily be your coach to open the gate for you.
There’s only one person with free hands.
If you have both Drivers each holding a joystick, that is.
Yes, I am sure the Coaches will primarily be the ones doing Match Loading/Bonus Barrel loading, as well as Gate lifting.