Coaches Corner: Welcome Coaches!

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If you are interested in registering for a coach training session, you may do so here.


2023-24 Long Term Problem Synopsis
2023-24 OM Program Guide and online version is here 2023-24 Program Guide
Odyssey of the Mind Expectations
The Must Know Handbook
Coaching Tips: How to Begin
Coaching Tips: Read the Problem or the link Coaching Tips for Tournament Day
Un-Wanted and Errant Coach
How to Solve the Long Term Problem
Practice Problems
2018-19 Buccaneer Bay Basic Coach Training Presentation


FLOMA Website Spontaneous Problems
FLOMA Spontaneous Problem Solving
Spontaneous Tips (pdf)
Spontaneous Techniques for Success (pdf)


  1. This form has been updated to include Behavior Contract plus the Media Release.  It is required to be turned in to Team Registration: 2023-24 Buccaneer Bay Team Member Contract with original signatures of all coaches, team members and their parents).  Remember: Media Release is completed online when the team is registered as a team on the National Site: Team Registration
  2. The following forms must be turned in to the Staging Area Judge at the Long-Term Performance Site:
    Cost Form (Excel) or Cost Form (PDF) (2 copies) (one set must include the receipts)
    Style Form (4 copies)
    Outside Assistance Form (4 copies)
    Required Lists  –  Go to “Forms and Files” tab

Coaching is an excellent opportunity to get involved in the Odyssey of the Mind program.

The job of head coach is both intensive and rewarding. Head coaches need to be available to their teams on a number of levels. Depending on individual schedules, it may be appropriate to have to people share the job of head coach. Some responsibilities of the head coach include:

  • Meet with students to guide them in the solution of their Odyssey of the Mind problem.
  • Attend the statewide required coaches’ meeting.
  • Provide a meeting place such as a basement, garage, patio, sun porch, etc. where the team members can work to solve the problem.
  • Have access to a truck or van for prop transport and delivery.
  • Given a specific list, shop for the team’s needed items and gather miscellaneous materials needed for the problem solution. Keep receipts for any money spent.
  • Provide snacks.
  • More listed here: Opportunities of Involvement

There are certain expectations for coaches, students and parents participating in the Odyssey of the Mind program. Read more about Odyssey of the Mind expectations.