Scorekeeper Feb. 11 2022| 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.
  • May 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 preferred, but not required
  • Ability to collaborate with others, work as a member of a team
  • Detail oriented and able to focus on the task for long periods of time
  • Concise communication skills
  • Working knowledge of the competition game and tournament rules
  • Competent computer skills; experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Self-directed individual
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time - individuals with limited mobility are welcome 
  • Strong assessment skills

Volunteer Time Commitment

  • Pre-event training calls and pre-recorded training videos
  • Set-Up Day (Optional but preferred)
  • 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: Jason Proulx

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

  • Introductory Training Materials provided within Thinkscape by Monday, February 14, 2022
  • Webinar – FMS Part 1: Tuesday, February 15 2022, 7:00pm – 8:30pm EST
  • Webinar – FMS Part 2: Tuesday, February 22 2022, 7:00pm – 8:30pm EST

Follow-up Sessions:

Joining Thinkscape:

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

  • To access the training, create your Thinkscape account. You will be placed into the Scorekeeper course.
    • Please note, if you already have a Thinkscape account (example FLL coach account), you can add the Scorekeeper Training course by logging in, clicking “Join a Course” and entering this code: 65B2963D.
      • If you aren’t seeing the course content, ensure that you have selected the correct institution. In the Switch Institution dropdown in the top left corner, choose FIRST Robotics Competition.
  • When you log into Thinkscape for the first time, you will need to accept the terms & conditions and privacy policy.
  • You will see your Course icon listed on the main dashboard. Click on the Course title. Then you will see training modules within the course.


Training Materials

  • All training materials are made available within the season-specific modules within the Thinkscape course. Training materials may be updated throughout the season

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

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


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