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Scorekeeper Jul. 25 2017| 0 KB

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

Responsibilities

  • 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

  • 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
  • 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.

Training

   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 2018 FRC
   Scorekeeper Training Schoology page.

  • Introductory Training Materials provided within Schoology by Thursday, February 15 2018
  • Webinar – FMS Part 1: Tuesday, February 20 2018, 7:00pm – 8:30pm EST
  • Webinar – FMS Part 2: Tuesday, February 27 2018, 7:00pm – 8:30pm EST

   Follow-up Sessions:

   Joining Schoology:

        Note: All Scorekeeper communication and trainings occur over Schoology. This requires Scorekeepers to create an account on Schoology and then join the 2018 FRC
       Scorekeeper Training group.

       Creating A Schoology Account:

  1. “Sign Up” for a FREE “INSTRUCTOR” account on Schoology (https://www.schoology.com).
    • NOTE: DO NOT sign up as a “STUDENT”

       Joining the 2018 FRC Scorekeeper Training Group:

  1. Log into Schoology using your Schoology Account.
  2. In the top menu, select GROUPS menu drop-down and then click the JOIN button region, and use the Access code KQ2WM-6RC7J.
    • 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.

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 Code of Conduct