Scorekeeper Jul. 30 2020| 0 KB

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

The Scorekeeper for FIRST Robotics Competition is a key volunteer position. Scorekeepers manage and operate the Field Management System (FMS) software for scoring and field control of FIRST Robotics Competition matches. They communicate scores, play a critical role in ensuring smooth flow of match play, and assist with maintaining the pace of the event.

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


  • Primary operator of the Field Management System software
  • Work with the FTA to test and operate the playing field electronics
  • Communicate with Game Announcer, MC, and A/V staff to display Match Results and Awards
  • Enter alliance team pairings and award winners into FMS
  • Print materials to be distributed to Lead Queuer, Pit Administration Supervisor, etc.
  • Assist with assembly and disassembly of Field Management System and playing field

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
  • FIRST experience is desired but not required
  • Ability to collaborate with others, work as a member of a team
  • Detail oriented and procedural
  • Concise communication skills
  • Working knowledge of the competition game and Tournament rules
  • Competent computer skills; working experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Self-directed individual
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time - individuals with limited mobility and individuals who use a wheelchair are welcome 
  • Strong assessment skills

Volunteer Time Commitment

  • Pre-event training calls and pre-recorded training videos
  • 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.


Scorekeeper Trainer: Danny Diaz

Training Sessions: All training sessions contain different content. Scorekeepers should plan to attend all webinars and review all training materials provided on the 2020 FRC Scorekeeper Training Schoology page.

  • Introductory Training Materials provided within Schoology by Monday, February 17, 2020
  • Webinar – FMS Part 1: Tuesday, February 18 2020, 7:00pm – 8:30pm EST
  • Webinar – FMS Part 2: Tuesday, February 25 2020, 7:00pm – 8:30pm EST

Follow-up Sessions:

Joining Schoology:

Note: All Scorekeeper communication and trainings occur through Schoology. This requires Scorekeepers to create an account on Schoology and then join the 2020 FRC Scorekeeper Training group.

Creating A Schoology Account:

  1. “Sign Up” for a FREE “INSTRUCTOR” account on Schoology (
    • NOTE: DO NOT sign up as a “STUDENT”

Joining the 2020 FRC Scorekeeper Training Group:

  1. Log into Schoology using your Schoology Account.
  2. In the top menu, select GROUPS menu item, which drops down a window shade containing a list of groups you are a member of (if you are not yet a member of any groups, this will be noted within the window shade).
  3. Click the "My Groups" link in the upper-right of the GROUPS window shade.
  4. In the new page, click the "Join Group" button in the right-hand pane of the "My Groups" tab.
  5. In the new pop-up window, use the Access Code QM88-TTSB-6GTXD and click the "Join" button.
    • Please note that if you get errors about an incorrect or invalid access code, be sure to use the GROUPS menu drop-down and NOT the COURSES drop-down.

Training Materials

  • All training materials are made available within the Schoology group. Training materials may be updated throughout the season.
  • In the Discussions section of the Group, links to the training materials are provided within the discussion topic marked, "[ TRAINING ] FRC Scorekeeper Training Summary".

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

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


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