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

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

  • Meet with students to guide them in acquiring the skills needed to implement THEIR solution of the Odyssey of the Mind problem.

  • Provide a meeting place such as a basement, garage, patio, sun porch, etc. where the team members can work to solve the problem.

  • Attend the regional required coaches’ meeting.
    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 and encouragement.

Are you a new coach?  Be sure to attend training.  Until then, check out the information in the program guide and this document: Must KnowHandbook.pdf

Team Forms can be found in the members area at  Here's what you'll need on tournament day:

  • COST Form
  • ​Style Form
  • Primary Style Form
  • Outside Assistance Form
  • Team List Problem 1
  • Team List Problem 2
  • Team List Problem 3
  • Team List Problem 4
  • Team List Problem 5
  • Team List Problem 6 (Primary)

Coaches Corner

Welcome Coaches!

This is your page for Info and Forms.  If there is something that you would like to see posted here, just let usknow.

DISTRICT REQUIRED FORM - All Pasco County public school teams must turn in one of these forms PER TEAM MEMBER.  Forms are due by February 7.  Forms are submitted in ONE TEAM GROUP via email, courier, mail, or text image to Regional Director.

Coaches Resources:

  • ​2018-2019 Program Guide

  • ​Spontaneous Aid 

  • ​Practice Problems 

  • Spontaneous Techniques for Success

  • Spontaneous Tips

  • Fact Sheet

  • Facilitating Teams
  • The Art of Asking Questions
  • Brainstorming Spontaneous​​


If you need any of the other pages, please send an email to and ask Freda.  She'll email it to you.