Team Queuing Feb. 10 2016| 722.5 KB

Content Type: FIRST Robotics Competition
Tags: Training, Volunteer

The Team Queuing volunteer role for FIRST Robotics Competition plays a critical role in ensuring smooth flow of match play and maintaining the pace of the event. A Team Queuer is responsible to manage team traffic to and from the playing field; stage and position teams in preparation for the start of matches; and restrict access to field for unauthorized individuals. This is a physically active role.


  • Stage and position teams for matches
  • Restrict access to field for unauthorized individuals
  • Obtain a two-way radio and headset from event management office, sign it out; return it to office at end of day, sign it in
  • Wear two-way radio and headset; communicate with the Pit Announcer regarding team competition schedule and timing, working with match schedule
  • Maintain an uninterrupted flow of teams to the playing field
  • Direct teams to driver stations, and facilitate team departure from field

Experience and Skills Needed

  • FIRST experience not required, but helpful
  • Ability to "take charge"; be assertive, but tactful
  • Basic knowledge of the game and match process
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate with others, work as a member of a team
  • Self-directed individual
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time

Time Commitment

  • Commitment:    Minimum two days + training
  • Approximate times:
Day Times
Practice Day (day before the competition) 8am - End of Day
Day One of Competition 8am - End of Day
Day Two of Competition 8am - End of Day

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 start of every shift in order to allow time to check in at the Volunteer Registration table.


The Lead Team Queuer will conduct training on site and provide guidance during the competition

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

Direct supervision: Lead Team Queuer
On-site guidance: Volunteer Coordinator

*Please Note: some events will conduct a pre-event evening Volunteer Orientation and Training