GETTING STARTED

Choose a coordinator: Coordinators communicate with the regional director,

register the national and state Memberships,and distribute information to their

Teams.

 

Register for your organization’s national Membership: Register at

www.odysseyofthemind.com/join/.  This will give you access to the Full Problems

and Program Guide when they are released.  Team registration will open in

October. 

 

Advertise the program to the kids and parents: Start early in the school year.

Talk it up. Send home a flyer. Hold an information meeting.

 

Secure adults who are willing to coach:  A parent/teacher partnership works

well!  There is a large time commitment.

 

Form/Register Teams: There are a variety of ways to form Teams. Some Memberships have students sign up or apply for the problem in which they are most interested, some hold a creative competition to select team members, and others build teams through teacher recommendation and invites.  Remember no more than seven kids can be on a team, and no member can be replaced if he/she leaves the team, so choose carefully.  Once teams are formed, they will need to be registered individually.

 

Send your coaches to training: A trained coach is a necessity for a successful team. Trainings are held in the fall (September through December) at various locations.

 

Secure judges and workers for tournament:  Do not forget each team must provide volunteers for tournament day.

 

See it firsthand: If possible, visit or volunteer at a tournament. There is no better way to see the amazing creativity of our local OMers!

 

Have fun! Remember Odyssey is about the Journey!

For more information...

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