Official Scorer Feb. 15 2023| 0 KB

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

The Official Scorer for FIRST Robotics Competition is a volunteer position for the 2023 game, CHARGED UPSM presented by Haas. Official Scorers observe matches, count game pieces, and input scores. Work under the direction of the Head Referee. This role is a physically active role positioned on the perimeter of the playing field.

*Must sign a Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Statement prior to start of service. A conflict of interest does not necessarily preclude an individual from being assigned the Official Scorer role.


  • Contribute to a positive and fair competition environment for all participants
  • Monitor/promote safe practices on and around the playing field - lead by example
  • Wear safety glasses when in the arena
  • Count game pieces as they are scored to help provide real time scoring during the match
  • Once each match is complete, the Official Scorer must do a final count of game pieces
  • Display Gracious Professionalism at all times, even in stressful situations

Experience and Skills Needed

  • Preference to be post-high school or equivalent (18 at time of service)
  • FIRST experience is desired but not required
  • Ability to collaborate with others, work as a member of a team
  • Approachable personality; high energy
  • Strong communication, diplomacy skills and an eye for detail
  • Ability to "take charge"; be assertive, but tactful
  • Ability to move about the field and stand for long periods of time

Volunteer Time Commitment

  • 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 will be conducted on-site by the Head Referee.

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

  • Direct Supervision: Head Referee
  • On-Site Support: Volunteer Coordinator


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