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Most programs begin with the interest of one or several teachers and parents. They may have learned about Odyssey from a newspaper article, a relative, moving from a town with a program, or even finding an interesting Odyssey web site!

Based on the interest created in the introduction students and parents decide to start a program with perhaps one to five teams of five to seven students. In addition to team members each team would need one or two adult coach volunteers.

Updated
(April 2018)

Coach's Corner

Florida Odyssey of the Mind Association (FLOMA)
Team Registration Site
Odyssey of the Mind

Spontaneous

Spontaneous tips from our state Spontaneous Problem Captain

Quick Tips for Coaches

This quick start sheet for coaches from 2008 provides useful tips for setting up an Odyssey team.

Quick Tips for Coaches

The Must-Know Handbook for Novice Coaches

Judge Vic Fleming's guide for novice Odyssey coaches contains great information for creating an Odyssey program in your organization.

Quick Tips for Coaches

Other Resources

Coach's Bill of Rights - San Francisco Bay OotM (DOC)
Odyssey World: Yahoo Group
Coach's Handbook provided by Virginia OotM (PDF)

Problem Synopsis

Read paragraph length descriptions of the long-term problems in store for the 2018-2019 competition year.

Problem Sysnopsis

Clarifications

Members can start submitting questions on September 1st, 2017. Please remember the cutoff date is February 15th, 2018. No questions will be answered if received after that date. General clarifications may be posted after that date.

Clarifications

Division Finder

Use the Odyssey of the Mind Division Finder to ascertain the division where your team will compete.

- Primary team consists of kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students.

- Division IV-Collegiate. All team members must have a high school diploma or its equivalent and be enrolled in at least one course at a two-or four-year college or university.

Division Finder

Driving Directions - Miami Springs Senior High

Miami Springs Senior High Our Spontaneous Fair, coaches trainings and tournament will be hosted at Miami Springs Senior High (school website).

The school is located at:
751 Dove Avenue
Miami Springs, FL 33166.

Driving directions are available from Mapquest at the link below:

Map of Miami Springs Senior High School:
305-885-3585
751 Dove Avenue
Miami, FL 33166, US