Field Supervisor May. 10 2024| 0 KB

Content Type: FIRST Robotics Competition, Volunteer
Program: FIRST Robotics Competition
Tags: Training, Volunteer

Field Supervisor for FIRST Robotics Competition is a key volunteer position. They supervise field assembly and disassembly in collaboration with the FIRST Technical Advisor (FTA). This is a critical role in the competition as they direct activity on the field to ensure efficient execution of the matches, maintain the pace of the event, and smooth flow of match play. Field Supervisors work in collaboration with the FIRST Technical Advisors who provide support and advice during the event. Field Supervisors also lead the Field Resetters.

*Must sign a Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Statement prior to start of service.


  • Implement FIRST safety standards and help manage safety for the event 
  • Participate in pre-event trainings provided by FIRST
  • Review the Roles and Expectations document for the Field Supervisor
  • Review and understand all game and field documents provided for the Field Supervisor
  • Supervise field constructions (including practice field) in collaboration with the FIRST Technical Advisor (FTA)
  • Lead Field Resetters; Direct field reset process and manage field repairs
  • Facilitate adherence to match timing
  • Monitor placement of robots on field
  • Promote and monitor the safety of volunteers and team members
  • Collaborate with the Lead Queuer, Game Announcer, Emcee, FIRST Technical Advisor Assistant (FTAA), and FTA to monitor and set/adjust game pace
  • Conduct volunteer training for and supervise Field Assembly/Disassembly and Field Resetters at event
  • Obtain a radio from event management office to keep aware of event information and issues, return it to office at end of day 
  • Attend the daily morning meeting if directed by Event Manager

Experience and Skills Needed

  • FIRST experience required including an understanding of event match cycles
  • Team experience preferred but not required; Team match participation ideal
  • Must be post-high school or equivalent
  • Minimum age: 18
    • Exceptions may be granted by event Volunteer Coordinators after review and approval by the local Program Delivery Partner.
  • Knowledge of the competition game and rules
  • Mechanical/Technical experience ideal
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and move about playing field

Volunteer Time Commitment

  • Pre-event Training calls
  • Setup Day
  • Practice Day (if applicable)
  • Minimum 3 full day commitment

Note: Event schedules vary. Please check the event schedule and talk to your Volunteer Coordinator for detailed information on when you are expected to arrive. Volunteers should arrive on site 15-20 minutes prior to the start of every shift to allow time to check in at the Volunteer Registration table.


Field Supervisor Trainer: Scott Goering and Ayla DeLaat

Training Conference Calls:

  • Dial In Information:
    • United States: +1 (571) 317-3116
    • Australia: +61 2 9091 7603
    • Brazil: +55 11 4118-4898
    • Canada: +1 (647) 497-9373
    • Israel: +972 3 376 3071
    • Mexico: +52 55 1500 3598
    • Türkiye: +90 212 900 4812
    • Online
  • Access Code:
    • 709-825-933
  • Calls
    • February 20, 2024 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm EST
    • February 27, 2024 -7:30pm - 8:30pm EST
    • March 5th, 2024 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm EST
    • March 12th, 2024 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm EST

 *An invitation to join the training folder will be sent via email by the Trainer/FIRST HQ

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

  • Direct Supervision: FIRST Technical Advisor
  • On-Site Support: Volunteer Coordinator


* Must read and comply with the Volunteer Handbook.