SF Bay Odyssey of the Mind

Experiencing Creativity

Experiencing Creativity

Experiencing Creativity Experiencing Creativity

Getting Started

Form Teams

Select a Problem

Find a Coach

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Teams can have up to 7 students.  Students select a problem and complete with other teams with their age group (their division) at Regional, Association and National levels.   

Find a Coach

Select a Problem

Find a Coach

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One of the most important roles in Odyssey of the Mind is that of the coach.   While the program is student driven, the coach provides the framework for the team by providing meeting space, help in problem solving and helping the team create their solution.  


Often times we find that coaches are the parents of interested students.   We recommend that you involve other parents or find co-coach to assist in the support of the team and their efforts.



Select a Problem

Select a Problem

Select a Problem

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The core value for Odyssey of the Mind is that this is a student driven process.  The Students selects the problem, and then works the problem until the bring their solution to the Regional Tournament.    


There are 5 problems each year so the team can select one that best matches their skills and aptitude.  


Printable Copy of Problem Synopsis 

Final Results

Success Stories of Alumni

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Do you have an Odyssey Success Story?

The Odyssey Alumni is requesting success stories from Odyssey.  Check out some of the recent alumni and where they are now.

Calendar

CANCELED: March 28th, 2020

NORCAL Tournament

7:00 am - 8:00 pm

Natomas High School, Sacramento CA

Event Details

CANCELED: March 28th, 2020

NORCAL Tournament

Northern California Odyssey of the Mind Tournament.

7:00 am - 8:00 pm

Natomas High School, Sacramento CA

October, 2020

October Coaches Training

8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Willow Creek Center, 1026 Mohr Lane, Concord

Event Details

October, 2020

October Coaches Training

New and experienced coaches join us for a coaches training.  We will orient you to the current years problems as well as basic coaching need...

Event Details

8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Willow Creek Center, 1026 Mohr Lane, Concord

Wednesday Mid October 2020

Experienced Coaches Training

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Rancho Romero Elementary School 180 Hemme Drive, Alamo

Event Details

Wednesday Mid October 2020

Experienced Coaches Training

We are training experienced coaches only on October 16th at 6:30pm at Rancho Romero Elementary School in the Library.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Rancho Romero Elementary School 180 Hemme Drive, Alamo

November, 2020

November Coaches Training

8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Willow Creek Center, 1026 Mohr Lane, Concord, CA

Event Details

November, 2020

November Coaches Training

We conduct training for both experienced and new coaches.   We focus on the details of problems for the years, as well as coaching basics.

Ne...

Event Details

8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Willow Creek Center, 1026 Mohr Lane, Concord, CA

December, 2020

December Coaches Training

8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Willow Creek Center, 1026 Mohr Lane, Concord, CA

Event Details

December, 2020

December Coaches Training

We are training both new and experienced coaches on the problems for the year and coaching basics.

New coaches attend starting at 8:30 am and...

Event Details

8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Willow Creek Center, 1026 Mohr Lane, Concord, CA

More Events

Registering a Team

National Registration

NorCal Association Membership

NorCal Association Membership

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STOP... and read carefully.  If there are already established teams in your school district, there is likely a coordinator who will purchase the National Registration.  Please send us an email info@sfbayodysseyofthemind.org and we will put you in touch with the coordinator and they can help you find a team.


If you believe you would be the first team for Odyssey at your school, we recommend conducting an outreach to parents and students to gauge the interest level before you begin purchasing memberships.   


There are several levels of membership and the  button at the right OVERVIEW OF MEMBERSHIPS, outlines what may be required. 

NorCal Association Membership

NorCal Association Membership

NorCal Association Membership

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Follow the link below to be redirected to the Northern California Association for Odyssey of the Mind.  It will outline the memberships required and provide links to those sites along with other valuable links.

Regional Tournament

NorCal Association Membership

Regional Tournament

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Teams from schools from the San Francisco Bay Area Region compete in a one-day Tournament at Concord High School on February 29th.  Winning teams go on to compete at the Northern California Association tournament held in late March in Santa Rosa.  And the ultimate tournament is the World Finals conducted on Memorial Day weekend at an University  in the Midwest.