There are certain expectations for coaches, students and parents participating in the Odyssey of the Mind program. Make sure everyone knows by holding a team meeting and asking all participants to sign an agreement. Several choices are listed below.
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