The CENTERSTAGE competition season is just getting underway, and we’re already looking toward next year.

We’ve gotten a lot of feedback about event locations this season, and we’re using that information to plan for next year.

If your team or organization would like to host a Qualifying Tournament next season, please fill out this form:

FIRST has developed a series of Kahoot! courses for students and adults.  These are a fun way to help your teams learn and prepare this season.  Topics include:  Game Play 101, Event Expectations and Earning Awards.  You can access them here:

Our next Coaches Corner call is Tuesday, December 12 at 7:00 PM ET.  Detailed call information is below.

As a reminder, if you missed a team blast, all of our emails are posted on our blog at:

If you have any questions or need assistance, please reach out to me anytime.  I can be reached via email at or you can schedule a call with me using this link.

All the best,


December Coaches Corner

Our next Coaches Corner will be Tuesday, December 12 at 7:00 PM ET/6:00 PM CT.  We will share tips on event readiness, packing lists and answer any questions you may have.
FIRST Indiana Robotics is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: FTC December Coaches Corner
Time: Dec 12, 2023 07:00 PM Indiana (East)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 812 2997 2476
Passcode: 326066

Dean’s List

It’s time to start working on those Dean’s List Nominations!  The nomination window will close Monday, January 15, 2024 at 11:59 PM ET.  We encourage all teams with eligible members (10th/11th graders) to nominate two students.  Dean’s List Pins will be passed out at events for our nominees to wear.

You can find more information, including a nomination guide here:

Qualifying Tournament Checklist

Before Going

Prepare for Inspection

  • Review the Inspection Forms from Game Manual Part 1, Appendix A
  • Make sure your robot fits in an 18″ x 18″ x 18″ sizing box (How to make your own)

Prepare for Judging

Upon Arrival

  • Go to Team Check-In
  • Turn in your printed roster
  • Receive your team packet

Qualifying Tournament Payment Information

You can pay your QT Registration fees by credit card or generate an invoice at

  1. Select “FTC Qualifying Tournament Registration”
  2. Type in your team number
  3. Click “Add to Cart” (If you have multiple teams, you can change the team number and add multiple registrations to your cart.)
  4. From here you can checkout via credit card, or select “Print an Invoice” (You can also download a copy of our W-9 from this screen) You can print a paper copy of your invoice, or print to pdf to email a copy.

Checks should be made out to FIRST Indiana Robotics, and can be mailed to:

1701 E Edgewood Avenue
PO Box 17493
Indianapolis, IN 46227

Please include a copy of your invoice with the check, and write your team number on the check to ensure correct recordkeeping.

For more information about the events, and to see which teams are attending which events, visit our website at:

Show Your Support

FIRST Indiana Robotics relies on our generous sponsors & individual donations to support our students, programs, and events. Your support powers the future of your workforce… and our world. Show your commitment to your community and give more students access to FIRST programs in Indiana.  FIRST Indiana Robotics is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law.