Creative Journey Tools

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Creative Journey Tools

2023-2023 Season Coach Training

Oct 21, 2023 – Recording
Nov 4, 2023 – Recording
Nov 15, 2023 – Recording
Dec 6, 2023 – Recording

NorCal Webinar Series

Back by popular demand … NorCal presents a series of webinars that bring together information and special presenters in three areas of focus. 

2023-2024 Season Webinars:

  • Spontaneous Webinar, November 8, 2023
  • Team Perspective Webinar, December 13, 2023
  • Tournament Day Webinar, January 17, 2024

2022-2023 Season Webinars:

  • Team Perspective – December 7, 2022 at 7:00pm – Recording

  • Spontaneous – January 11, 2023 at 7:00pm –Recording

2021-2022 Season Webinars Series:

Spontaneous Video Tips

These are tips from our Spontaneous Guru and State Spontaneous PC. Spontaneous lets your team’s skills in creativity shine! Check out the tips.

NorCal Training Site

The training site is where coaches participate in online training and can reference any training materials, webinar presentation materials, and handbook. You will need to log in to access the Coaches Resources.

NorCal Training Site

Odyssey Academy Series

This video series was developed and produced by Jim Morey of Illinois Odyssey of the Mind.  Odyssey Academy is a free series of videos designed to introduce students, parents, teachers, and coaches to Odyssey of the Mind (OM) and to guide them through the OM experience.

Odyssey Academy Series

Coaches & Teams
Judges & Volunteers
  • “Make it the best it can be.” Remembering Dr. Sam.
    We share some sad news. Dr. Sam, the founder of Odyssey of the Mind, has passed. We remember him with a warm heart and the memories that are created in Odyssey.
  • How are Spontaneous Problems Chosen for Competitions?
    Approximately ⅓ of your final calculated score is based on Spontaneous. Practice, practice, practice…AND…Have fun realizing that on-the-spot creativity can be helped along with advanced prep!
  • Good News! You Can Modify.
    This is when teams are re-evaluating their solutions in light of their experiences at their Qualifying Tournament. And yes, you have the opportunity to make adjustments to your solution given what you learned.