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Exciting NEWS about the 2020-21 Season


NorCal Odyssey of the Mind News

The new season of Odyssey of the Mind is HERE! We are very excited to provide all of our NorCal OMers the opportunity to participate in Odyssey of the Mind for the 20-21 season while following all school district and state mandates for social distancing and safety. Checkout the new options and resources below that will allow teams to meet those requirements and still participate in Odyssey but most importantly, allow the students to create and have fun.

The full long term problems have already been released by headquarters, so teams can start meeting virtually … RIGHT NOW Learn about the NEW membership options and get started today!

We are looking forward to an amazing season of virtual creativity!

Be safe and well.
Diedre Girod
State Association Director

NEW!!! Two Membership Options

Odyssey of the Mind (CCI) has announced a new and exciting change to this program that has delighted students for the last 40 years. NEW this season…


Traditional Odyssey Membership – $135

This is our competition membership allowing for one team per problem and division as qualified. These teams can advance to an in-person event, such as World Finals, when safe and legal. If not deemed safe and legal, a Virtual World Finals will be provided under the Traditional platform. This is a great option for groups that have the support of a school or community organization.

Virtual Odyssey Membership – $100

This membership will allow anyone, to form one team of up to 7 team members to compete in a Virtual online competition. Team members DO NOT have to attend the same school, but every team member needs to be a student. These teams have the opportunity to advance to a Virtual Association Finals and the Virtual World Finals. This is a great option for teams that will be participating independent of a school or community organization.

For complete details be sure to check out JOIN at Odyssey of the Mind. (

NorCal Odyssey Goes VIRTUAL for 2020-21 Season.

California North Odyssey of the Mind (NorCal) has been hard at work planning for the upcoming season. The safety and wellness of our students and volunteers is a top priority for NorCal Odyssey. Due to restrictions by national, state, county, and local government agencies along with school districts’ use of distance learning, NorCal Odyssey will be holding ALL trainings and tournaments ONLINE for the 2020-21 season. We are eager to see where Omers take their solutions on this new platform. Collaboration online will bring absolutely amazing solutions that will surprise us all.

Resources & Training Materials Online

To assist coaches, teams, and officials NorCal Odyssey will be releasing NEW training programs and instructional videos online which you will be able to access through our website at . The first virtual support that will be released will give some tips and how to work with teams online. Look for these to be available by early September.

Happy to help.
If you have questions or need assistance please contact Association Director or reach out to your Regional Director. We are here to help so don’t hesitate.