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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:

Judging will be onsite and occur the morning of March 22nd as indicated in the schedule at the bottom of this page.

Advancement from Areas:

Introducing FrontStage

This year at the FTC State Championship we will have the FrontStage Area. This will include a college row, music, raffles, and several art-themed interactive activities. Join us during the times posted in the schedule below for FrontStage fun!

General Event Information:

Coaches Packet and Division Assignments: 

We are still working on the coach’s packet. Important information for coaches, such as division assignments and other details can be found in: State Championship Coaches Information

Field Details:

Please note that the fields and Landing Zones will be on polished concrete floor.

We will be utilizing tiles from before the AndyMark tile supplier change.


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:

We have 12 teams advancing form this event to the World Championship.

Teams advancing to World Championship must complete the registration process by April 1st. This is a quick turnaround from the conclusion of the State event. Please start fundraising now if you intend to advance from this event.

ADA Accommodation Information:

Cadence Bank Center Accomodations

Prohibited Items:

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

Food and Drinks:

The venue will offer concessions for this event but we do not have an onsite plan for lunch or other food. Closer to the event we will release a places to eat document for teams. You may order food to the venue but outside food our drink must be consumed outside of the venue.

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


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

Expo Inn And Suites:

No More Rooms on the Block

La Quinta in Belton: 

No More Rooms on the Block

Hampton Inn in Temple: 

No More Rooms on the Block

Judging Information:

Judging will be onsite. The Judging schedule is TBD.

Portfolios and Control Award:

We are asking teams to bring two copies of their portfolio to this event. One copy will be turned in, along with the control award, to the Pit Admin during team check in. The other copy of the portfolio will be turned into the judges during the teams judging session.

Promote/Compass Submissions: 

Please upload your video to Google Drive and submit a link to your video in our Compass and Promote Award Form, by noon on March 15th.


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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