NorCAL Odyssey of the Mind

Pay NorCal State Membership


The state membership will register your group at the state level. These funds are used to run the state tournament, train officials, and maintain the program in Northern California.


Find Your Region

Search for your region by zip code:

Find the region that your team will register to compete and where coaching training will be offered.

NorCal Odyssey Association Tournament



May 27
7:00:am Iowa State University
Odyssey of the Mind World Finals

More Events...

News & Announcements

2019 Season January To Dos

We are in the midst of the 2019 season.  Teams have been hard at work on long term solutions.  The creativity is in full swing all across California South.  Now is a good time to make sure many important tasks …

Spontaneous Magic Tips

The magic in spontaneous is the team! What the team does with what they have is the spell they put on the judges. Our NorCal Spont Guru is creating TIPS for coaches and teams.  Check out these video tips on …

Odyssey Angels Let’s Get Started

Ever wanted to take your creativity and amazing team and help you community?  The Odyssey Angels program is just for you!  Use your unique creative problem-solving abilities to help some aspect of your community that would otherwise be overlooked. In return, one …


CLARIFICATIONS!!! Season is in full swing and how do we know, the first clarification has been posted. Be sure to check clarifications regularly. Make it part of your teams activities so that they are always in the know. Clarifications continue …


Who's ready for a NEW SEASON? Announcing the NEW NorCal Odyssey of the Mind Association!!! New Season! New Association! New Association Director! We are excited to announce that it is official that the state of California now has TWO association. …

Welcome to NorCAL Odyssey of the Mind -

Welcome to the 2018-2019 Odyssey of the Mind Season

We are excited to announce that on August 1, we officially formed two California associations that will make our North and South tournaments more accessible to teams at both ends of the state, and continue the collaboration between associations to constantly improve our services. The California North (NorCal) association includes six regions and a tireless team of volunteers committed to producing creative problem solving tournaments for student teams of all ages both at the regional and association level. Our goal is to provide a fantastic experience that will inspire new ideas, build teamwork, and provide opportunities to make new friends! On this site you can discover and explore:

  • How to find your region and get local information
  • What problem you would like to compete in
  • How to form teams and purchase memberships
  • Event schedules

And much more!

Please also explore your regional sites, and feel free to contact your regional or NorCal contacts if you need more information.


Saundra Hodges, NorCal Odyssey of the Mind Association Director

Starting a Team

General Interest
Generate interest in the Odyssey program.

National Membership
Any school, home school, or community group may purchase a national membership from Creative Competitions, Inc. for $135.00.

NorCal State Membership
Purchase a state membership from NorCal Odyssey Association for $80.00, which is required of each national membership to participate in the NorCal Odyssey of the Mind program.

Regional Membership
Each team competing in a Regional Tournament pays a registration fee per team.

Get started with your team. Get training for coaching and coordinating.

Help Support Students

NorCal Odyssey is a non-profit organizations that runs on volunteer efforts. Help support the efforts of this organization to give Nouthern California students the opportunity to let their imaginations grow and be creative.

Other ways to help support