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A team may participate in one Qualifying Tournament. Please only register for one weekend. Teams wishing to advance to the State Tournament must compete in a Qualifying Tournament.
If your team can handle it, here is a way they can each become experts on specific, important parts of solving the Long-Term problem. All team members should become experts on the LT problem.
Teaching your team members how to organize themselves, how to make and keep calendars, the importance of checklists, and how to divide labor is NOT considered Outside Assistance.
Once the team has chosen the long-term (LT) problem, it’s time to start brainstorming different parts of the problem. This should be exciting for everyone!
To narrow down the choices, consider reading only Section A of each problem to the team and then ask the question, “What sounds like fun in this problem?”
Everything the team uses to complete their solution must be included on the team’s cost form, even if that item has no dollar value.
The time before your team really starts solving the problem is a GREAT time for Spontaneous problems and getting to know the team member’s strengths.
Each year we bring together kids of all ages, from kindergarteners to high schoolers and watch as they grow their phenomenal creativity and ingenuity through the development of their Odyssey solution.
Being a coach is both challenging and rewarding. Fortunately, both our NorCal Association and the International Organization are here with resources and team members to support you.
It’s official, the 2023-2024 Odyssey of the Mind season is underway! Time for Coach Training. All coaches must complete coach training each season. Coach training is held online and consists of three basic parts.
We’ve all been there, in a new role, wondering how everything can possibly come together. Now, you can help others who are in this tough spot! Coaches can commiserate, share, learn and gain moral support.
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