2018 Judge & Coach Training (Feb 10, 2018)

This training is mandatory for all coaches and judges.

Date: February 10, 2018
Location: Strawberry Crest High School
Address: 4691 Gallagher Road (corner of US 92 and Gallagher Road), Dover
Check-In: 7:45AM to 8:30AM – Both trainings will begin promptly at 8:30AM.

Coaches: training will be from 8:30AM to Noon

  • We will be going over General Rules, tournament sites, tent city, team forms for staging, and handing out long term and spontaneous times and worker time and assignment.
  • Each team must have one coach attend this training.  If the coach is not able to attend, please find a responsible person to attend, take notes and collect materials – and then relay this information to the coach.  It is the coaches responsibility for all information covered at this training.
    • If a conflict arises, notification via email must be sent to Laurie Filardo (

Judges: your training will end when released by your Problem Captain (PC).  They will communicate with all judges prior to this training.  Should a judge not hear from their PC, please email Laurie Filardo by Wednesday February 7, 2018 via email (

Odyssey of the Mind Tournaments would not happen without help from our judges and volunteers.  Judges and volunteers have the opportunity to see student creativity and problem solving at its best and participate at a fun and exciting learning event.  Judges are an integral part of any tournament and we strive to provide teams with the best possible competition conditions.  Therefore, it is VITAL that every judge attend this training and tournament.

According to the Florida Odyssey of the Mind Standing Rules:

  • Any team not providing a judge or worker by the designated deadline (01/16/2018) may be assessed a $100.00 fine to be paid prior to the award ceremony.
  • If a team’s designated judge or worker does not report for duty at the designated time and place on the day of the tournament, that team may receive a 25 point spirit of the problem penalty.
    • The Problem Captain will notify the director or their appointee that the spirit of the problem penalty has been assessed.

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