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Requirements

This year (2018-2019), team requirements are as follows:

1.)  Annual National Membership(s): 

  • Each membership (Schools, Community Groups, Home-Schooled Students) must purchase an annual membership.  These groups can can register with the national organization at www.odysseyofthemind.com. The cost is $135 for the 1st membership, and there are discounts for multiple memberships.  Some School Districts purchase multiple memberships to take advantage of this discount.  Go to our National site for more details: https://www.odysseyofthemind.com/p/join/

2.)  Team Registration(s):

  1. 2018-19:  Teams may register online with NATIONAL “Members Area” at: https://www.odysseyofthemind.com/p/member-area/.
    • The team registration cost is $125.00 per team and $70.00 for Primary teams.
      • All teams must be registered and paid by December 15th to avoid a $20 late fee.
      • The $125 or $70 listed above includes a $50 regional tournament fee (NEW BEGINNING 2018/19).  This fees is to help pay for custodial services, printing costs, the program, T-shirts for judges, and other miscellaneous expenses.
    • Each team is required to provide one judge and one worker for the regional competition.
    • Presentation to register team: FL Online Registration – Team Registration
    • Presentation to register team judge and worker:  FL Online Registration – Judge_Worker Registration
    • Step-by-Step instructions for team, judge and worker registrations: Register a Team – Step by Step
      • JUDGES:
        • Judges are the heart of a quality tournament, so we must make sure that each team recruits someone who wants to be a judge.  For us to ensure a successful experience for the participants, judges must commit to and attend the training, or teams will be penalized.
        • Judges are committed to:
          • attend judge training on (February 23, 2019 8AM Bloomingdale HS, 1700 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico)
          • one area the whole day of competition (March 2, 2019 8AM Bloomingdale HS, 1700 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico) and
          • can’t leave to see their own child compete in another problem, so teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators make good prospects for judges.
        • NOTE: most judging assignments will be given to the judge at judge training by the person who trained them (Problem Captain).  However, on tournament day, the Problem Captain may need to move your judge to a different assignment.
        • If you do not yet have a judge or worker for your team, just put coach name & contact information in order to complete your registration.
      • WORKERS:
        • Workers will be given an assignment to work a 2 hour shift (see worker form below for more details)
      • When entering team/judge/worker contact information on the state site, do not use a School District of Hillsborough County (SDHC) email address. SDHC blocks many email addresses making communication difficult. We must have email addresses that get checked regularly.
      • All judge information must be complete as of January 16, 2019.

Note to coordinator or coach: please print and complete these forms prior to registering your team.  They are for your use in collecting data for the online team registrations, so do not forward to Regional Director.

Problem Clarification: February 15th of the current OM year. All teams need to check the national website for problem clarification FREQUENTLY, even after this date. National has added some clarifications in the past after the deadline, even up to World Finals. In the end, it is the team’s responsibility.

Team Required Lists

Please look at Forms & Files tab.  If not there, they should be there sometime mid-January.  Please refer to your problem for specifics.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Laurie Filardo: BucBayOotM@gmail.com or (813)681-6697