It's easy to get started:
1. Purchase a membership packet. Each packet includes five challenging problems: a vehicle problem, a technical problem, a balsa wood structure problem, a problem based on classical arts (literature, fine arts, music) and a performance based problem. There is also a non-competitive Primary Problem to introduce the program to younger students (K-2). In addition, you receive a comprehensive coaches manual explaining the rules and coaching tips. Memberships are available to schools and community groups.
2. Attend a coaches meeting. Here you will learn tips and tricks for coaching a team, hear from seasoned coaches, and get the latest updates on the rules, policies, and program changes. Learn about the required team paperwork each team needs to provide to the judges on the day of the competition. Mentor coaches are available to work with new coaches!
3. Compete at regional and/or state competitions. Each year the Kansas Board looks at the number of team registrations to determine if regionals are justified. If not, all teams compete at the state competition.
4.. Qualifying teams attend the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals. Each year thousands of students from around the globe compete at the World Finals. Buddy teams & pin trading are team favorites.
More information is available at www.odysseyofthemind.com