Pit Administration Supervisor Mar. 15 2023| 0 KB

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

The Pit Administration Supervisor for FIRST Robotics Competition is a key volunteer position. They manage all activities in the Pit, along with Pit area operations including coordination of the Pit Administration station, team interface, and collaborates with Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs).


  • Participate in mandatory training conducted by FIRST HQ prior to the event
  • Attend Volunteer Meeting and conduct training for Pit Administrator, Spare Parts Attendant, Machine Shop Shuttle Driver, and Pit Announcer (if one is assigned) 
  • Set up the Pit Administration station and direct completion of team registration packet assembly prior to start of the event
  • Prohibit teams and guests from entering Pit prior to scheduled opening time; facilitate the on-time departure of teams after Pit closes
  • Ensure teams complete and submit required forms; coordinate resolution for teams that do not bring required forms to the event
  • Supervise Pit Administrators, including the Pit Announcer (if one is assigned)
  • Customer-facing, must be friendly and always behave in a graciously professional manner
  • Answer questions from teams and visitors in the Pit area
  • Primary interface with the EMTs; collaborate with EMTs on preparing Medical and Youth Protection Reports of Concern as required
  • Return all team presentation materials to competing teams 
  • Obtain a radio from the event management office to keep aware of event information and issues, return it to the office at end of day 
  • Supervise Pit station break down process/repacking of Pit travel crates during the final award ceremony
  • Monitor team load out
  • Attend the daily morning meeting if directed by the Event Manager

Experience and Skills Needed

  • 1-2 years of experience as a FIRST Pit volunteer preferred, but not required
  • 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
  • Ability to "take charge"; be assertive, but tactful
  • General knowledge of facility and event layout
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Self-directed individual
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Must be willing to commit to the duration of the event and work extended hours

Volunteer Time Commitment

  • Pre-event training calls
  • Set-up Day (half day 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.


Pit Admin Supervisor Trainer: Naomi Mancuso

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
    • Turkey: +90 212 900 4812
    • Online:
  • Access Code: 230-829-021

Pre-Season Calls:

  • February 15, 2023 at 7pm - 8pm ET - Rookies - Recording
  • February 22, 2023 at 7pm - 8pm ET - Veterans - Recording

Weekly Calls:

  • March 7th, 2023 at 7pm - 8pm ET - this call was not recorded
  • March 14th, 2023 at 7pm - 8pm ET - Recording

Pit Admin Supervisor Manual

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

  • On-Site Support: Volunteer Coordinator


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