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March 21 - March 23

We are proud to announce the 2023 – 2024 FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship for the CenterStage Season. This event will allow those Texas FIRST Tech Challenge teams that earn advancement from their Area Championship competition to compete in the state championship for advancement to the 2024 FIRST World Championship.

**NOTE**All coaches, students, and volunteers are required to complete the FIRST in Texas Consent and Releases in order to attend this event.

This event will host both the FTC State Championship and the FTC UIL State Championship together under one roof.

UIL State Championship Details:

24 1A-4A Teams // 24 5A Teams // 24 6A Teams // The UIL State Championship is March 21st with load-in beginning at 7am. UIL Trophies for Gold, Silver & Bronze will be awarded.

UIL Judging:

There will be three onsite judged awards:  Innovate, Design and Team Spirit. No presentation nor portfolio is required. Winners are determined based on pit interviews and match observations.

Advancement from Areas:

FTC State Championship:

72 teams in a dual division format // March 22-23 with Load-In beginning at 7:00AM. (Official FTC Competition Awards and Inspire Banner).

FTC State Judging:

We are working to recruit the judges necessary to have judging onsite for this event. The current schedule is based on the assumption that judging will be onsite.  We will provide final guidance on whether judging is remote or onsite by March 1st.

Advancement from Areas:

General Event Information:


Teams will be provided a 10’x10′ pit and 110v @ 10amp power. Teams are expected to bring their own 50′ extension cord to connect to our power breakout locations. Remember to include tape to secure the cable to the floor.

Registration Fee:

Teams attending UIL only will pay $500.00/ea. Teams attending just the FTC State Championship will pay $700.00/ea. Teams attending both UIL and the FTC State Championship will pay $1,000.00/ea.

To compete at this event you will need to follow the steps in  FIRST in Texas – How to Register for Advancing Events.pdf and complete the payment requested by March 15th.

Your team will not be added to the registration menu until advancement from Area Championship is confirmed.

Consent and Release Requirements: 

All coaches, students, and volunteers are required to complete the FIRST in Texas Consent and Releases in order to attend this event.

Coaches will be expected to bring a copy of the Texas Roster and the FIRST Team Roster to this event, to show proof that all relevant parties have completed this requirement. Instructions on how to retrieve your roster can be found here: Consent and Release Form Systems Manual.

For Central, North, South, and West & Panhandle teams: You should already have access to your Roster through the login.

For East (Houston): You will receive access to the roster system when you register for this event.


Teams are required to bring their own safety glasses / side shields, wear closed toe and heel shoes and be prepared to secure any hair or jewelry that may become in contact with moving parts of the robot. Participants / Coaches are expected to follow any safety directions signs and instructions by FIRST in Texas volunteers / staff while onsite. Safety FIRST in Texas!

PLEASE NOTE: We are asking that teams do not bring Latex balloons and avoid utilizing other latex products.

Tech Notice:

Teams are expected to have the latest version of software  on control systems and all devices set to AUTO for channel assignments. We will be looking for this during your field inspection. Reminder, NO personal hotspots. We will be actively tracking down interference and those offenders not following instructions will be asked to leave.

Advancement to FIRST World Championship:

Coming soon

ADA Accommodation Information:

Cadence Bank Center Accomodations

Prohibited Items:

weapons, outside food, drinks, balloons, pets and items general prohibited at FIRST events.


We have blocks at the following hotels. These are on a first come first serve basis.

Expo Inn And Suites:

You can use the following link or call:

FIRST in Texas FTC State Championship

Guests may call the hotel directly at (254) 613-5289 and mention FIRST in Texas FTC State Championship.

Booking Window Closes: March 7th

Pricing: $119 for One King, $129 for Two Queens, $139 for two Queen Suitees

La Quinta in Belton: 

Booking Information Coming Soon

Hampton Inn in Temple: 

Booking Information Coming Soon



We are still finalizing the details for the schedule. This is a Tentative Schedule and is subject to change.




Cadence Bank Center
301 W Loop 121
Belton, TX 76513 United States
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