Tesla Organizational Chart
Tournament Organizational Chart
Field Manager (reports to Tournament Director)
Lead Queuer & Querers
Lead Scorekeeper & Scorekeepers
Field Technical Advisor (reports to Field Manager)
Field Technical Advisor
The Field Technical Advisor (FTA) and Field Manager (FM) work
together to keep the areas in and around the robot playing fields
running smoothly. The FTA concentrates on the technical issues
(robots, Scoring Software, etc.) and the FM is responsible for
operational activities (team queuing, playing field reset, etc.).
• Prerequisite: In depth knowledge of the FIRST Tech Challenge
Android based control system and diagnostic tools
Minimum Age Requirement: Must be at least 21 years of age
to serve in this role
• Pre-match and post-match robot triage.
• Providing as needed support to teams during Match set-up.
• Explaining technical issues that may have affected match play
to Referees and students.
• Providing assistance for the scoring system.
Control System Advisor
The Control System Advisor (CSA) is a volunteer
who helps teams with robot control system related
issues. The CSA works in collaboration with the
Field Technical Advisor (FTA) and/or Robot
Inspectors, who may direct teams experiencing
issues on the field or in the pits to the CSA for help.
This position requires a high level of technical
knowledge and interpersonal skills and can affect
the quality of the event. While some smaller events
combine the Control System Advisor and Field
Technical Advisor responsibilities, having separate
volunteers for each role will keep the work-load
manageable for each volunteer and is
recommended by FIRST.
FIRST Tech Challenge tournaments squeeze a lot
of activity into one day. One of the keys to running
a smooth and successful event is for teams and volunteers to show up prepared. Teams spend countless
hours preparing for competition day and we ask our volunteers to prepare for tournament day as well.
Prerequisite for CSA Role
To serve as a Control System Advisor, in-depth knowledge of the FIRST Tech Challenge Android-based
control system and diagnostic tools is required.
• Physical/Technical Requirements:
• Technical – High
• Physical – Low
• Administrative – Medium
• Communication – High
• Time commitment:
• Training – About four to six hours
• Event Day – About eight hours
• Proper Dress:
• Wear comfortable, closed-toe and closed-back shoes, most of the day will be spent standing
and walking between the pit area and the competition fields.
• ANSI Z87.1 certified safety glasses are required in the competition area
Field Technical Advisor Assistant
Wi-Fi Technical Advisor
Head Referee (reports to Tournament Director)
Pit Manager (reports to Tournament Director)
Pit Admin Crew
Lead Robot Inspector & Robot Inspectors
Lead Field Inspector & Field Inspectors
Judge Advisor (reports to Tournament Director)
Judge Advisor Assistant
Judge Match Observer
Volunteer Coordinator (reports to Tournament Director)
A dedicated Volunteer Coordinator is a must-have for any FIRST event. Our suggestion is that you fill this
position first (as soon as possible, in fact!) and then they will help recruit your other key volunteers. While you
may plan to wear this hat as well as Tournament Director, it is important that you DO NOT; the reality is that
both roles are too much for one person to handle well. A Volunteer Coordinator manual and other volunteer
training manuals can be found on the FIRST Tech Challenge Volunteer Resources webpage and through the
Schoology system. Once your Volunteer Coordinator is assigned, they will receive an email with Schoology
Volunteer Coordinator Traits
Most importantly, as representatives of FIRST, Volunteer Coordinators are vital and visible leaders in the
community. They must understand and exemplify Gracious Professionalism, through FIRST’s core values. The
Volunteer Coordinator can network with like-minded professionals. Responsibilities of the role include the
• Participation in tournament Planning Committee meetings.
• Plan and implement activities for volunteer recruitment, selection, registration, support, and recognition.
• Ensure that Key Volunteers are recruited, registered, screened, and certified.
• Ensures that events are staffed with enough volunteers.
• Supervise and assist event volunteers on site.
Volunteer Coordinator Time Commitment
Time commitments can vary depending on experience, working arrangements with the Affiliate Partner, and
the size of the event. Below is an approximated amount of time you may spend on staffing for an event:
• 3 to 6 months before the event – about 6 hours a week.
• 2 to 3 months before the event – about 10 hours a week.
• 1 month before and up to the event – Up to 20 hours a week.
Load In / Load Out Crew
Crowd Control Volunteer
Dean's List Interviewer (reports to Tournament Director)
Dean's List Interviewer
Dean's List Reviewer