**PLEASE don't be worried about the Technical Director position! Really, an organized club parent with a good cell phone, who knows how to log into Zoom, is all you need! We'll provide lots of guidance, instructions, and even a practice day if they need it.
How the meet will work:
Camera and Technical Logistics
Camera and Technical Logistics
- Each rink or club will have one designated Technical Director. This person would be responsible for manning the camera and logging into the Zoom environment on behalf of the club or rink.
- Each club or rink will have ONE official competitive camera signed into the Zoom environment. The email address for the Technical Director must be the one used when signing in the official camera.
- Requirements for your cameras are included in the meet packet and the Technical Director's Guide below.
- Each club or rink is strongly encouraged to have a second backup camera, not logged into Zoom, to record each figure. If there is any disruption in the live stream, this backup recording may be emailed to the Meet Director, as described below.
- Warm ups are totally up to each club or rink. You are free to use whatever space is available to you, as long as you are ready to skate when the judges enter your breakout room.
- Rotation of skaters in events will follow USA Roller Sports rules.
- As an athlete skates to the circles to compete, the Technical Director for that club or rink will announce the skater’s event and number. If there is any discrepancy, the Panel Manager will communicate with the judges to ensure that they are judging the correct skater at all times.
- Scoring will be done in a very similar fashion to standard meets. Judges will score contestants on paper, send their scores to the tabulator, and the tabulator will then post score sheets on our website as soon as they are ready.
- In the case of a virtual disruption, the Panel Manager will hold the competition for no longer than 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, the competition will continue until the club or rink Technical Director can get the issue resolved.
- If the issue is resolved during the course of the event being judged, the Technical Director will communicate with the Meet Director, and the skater or skaters affected will be given the opportunity to skate.
- If the issue is not resolved during the event being judged, the Technical Director will send the backup recording to firstname.lastname@example.org and the figure will be scored at the end of the event being judged. If the backup recording is not received within ten minutes of the end of the event being judged, the skater will be scored at the end of the meet and the scores will be shared with the skater, but he or she will not be tabulated into the event. This will provide the skater valuable feedback, while not disrupting the flow of the meet or requiring all other skaters to wait until the end of the meet to receive their scores and placements.
- Athletes may wear any outfit that adheres to USA Roller Sports costuming rules. Practice outfits are satisfactory, and competition outfits are not required.
- Spectators and coaches are welcome to move between breakout rooms, but the Technical Director for each club or rink must not leave the breakout room assigned to that club or rink. Spectators and coaches must remain muted and without video at all times. Technical Directors should mute themselves between skaters.
- We will provide you with a link to play the national anthem at the beginning of the meet. Please stay muted until after you have played the anthem.
Are you the Technical Director for your club? Download the detailed instructions below!
- Fancy video recording equipment is NOT required. A modern cell phone or laptop with an updated HD camera is sufficient. If you would like to link a separate digital video camera to a laptop, that is definitely preferable; however, we've tried this with a cell phone and it works perfectly fine!
- When filming, cameras must stay stationary, either attached to a tripod (preferred) or held by one person who does not move from his/her starting location.
- Cameras should pan back and forth to follow skaters on the circles, but zooming or following the skater by moving the location of the camera is not allowed.
- Camera tests and location checks will be conducted 30 minutes before the start of the competition. Please have masking tape ready to mark your camera location so that you may move easily between your figure location and your loop location.
- Please refer to the following photos for guidance when setting up your camera: