Lead Team Queuer Dec. 27 2021| 0 KB

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

The Lead Team Queuer for FIRST Robotics Competition is a key volunteer position. They direct and supervise the Team Queuers, determine team traffic flow on and off the field, and monitor flow during the competition. They play a critical role in ensuring smooth flow of match play and maintaining the pace of the event. This is a physically active role.

*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
  • Contribute to the success of the competition by maintaining match pace
  • Collaborate with Field Supervisor and FIRST Technical Advisor on team traffic flow pattern to/from the playing field
  • Train, direct, and supervise Team Queuers
  • Restrict access to field for unauthorized individuals
  • Stage and position teams in preparation for the start of matches
  • Stage and position team representatives for Alliance Selection
  • Maintain uninterrupted flow of teams to the playing field
  • Direct teams to player stations, and facilitates team departure from field
  • Obtain a radio from event management office to keep aware of event information and issues; return it to office at end of day
  • Communicate with the Pit Announcer regarding team competition schedule and timing, working with the match schedule
  • Create proper markings for team flow direction
  • Attend the daily morning meeting if directed by Event Manager

Experience and Skills Needed

  • Must be post-high school or equivalent (minimum age of 19 at time of service)
    • Exceptions may be granted by event Volunteer Coordinators after review and approval by FIRST HQ
  • Team Queuing experience is helpful
  • Ability to "take charge"; be assertive, but tactful
  • Ability to collaborate with others; work as a member of a team
  • Basic knowledge of the game and match process is helpful
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-directed individual
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time


Volunteer Time Commitment

  • Pre-event training call
  • Minimum 2 full day commitment (Districts)
  • Minimum 3 full day commitment (Regionals)

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.


Training is provided by FIRST HQ prior to start of competition season. FIRST Technical Advisor provides advice during the competition. 

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

Lead Team Queuer Trainer: Marin Kobin

Training Conference Calls:

  • Dial In Information
  • Access Code: 289-966-029
  • Pre-Season Call:
    • Tuesday – March 1, 2022 8:15pm – 9:15pm ET 
  • Follow-Up Calls:

    • Tuesday– March 8, 2022 – 8:15pm – 9:15pm ET 
    • Tuesday – March 15, 2022 – 8:15pm – 9:15pm ET  

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

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


* Must read and comply with the FIRST Volunteer Rights and Responsibilities