Scorekeeper Certification

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 21 at time of service)
    • Exceptions may be granted by event Volunteer Coordinators after review and approval by FIRST Headquarters
  • 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.