Teams – General Info & Forms

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General Info

Program Guide

Team Forms

Style Form

Cost Form

Outside Assistance Form

Team Contract

NorCal Odyssey of the Mind Team Code of Conduct

Team required list forms


Spontaneous is that part of the competition that team members really get to shine and share those creative thinking skills that coaches get to see through the long-term problem process. Solving spontaneous problems team members get to “think on their feet” and quickly “think outside of the box.” These problems are “TOP SECRET” and only the team members that enter the room get to know the secret. What’s better for students than knowing something their parents don’t know?

Spontaneous is a very important part of your competition so don’t forget to practice, practice, and practice. Have fun with it. Try some verbal problems with your family in the car or build something out of paper and toothpicks. There is not a wrong answer just creativity and imagination.

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  • “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.