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Coaches’ Training is a great opportunity for new coaches to learn more about the Odyssey of the Mind program and some of the finer points of coaching a team.  Each element — long-term, style, and spontaneous will be addressed.  Veteran coaches are encouraged to attend as well.  Your input and experience are valuable contributions to help new coaches build confidence and understanding of all that goes into coaching.

Basic Coach – introduction to OM and coaching
Coach Plus – review of Basic Coach and we go into more detail on coaching techniques.
Style & Etc. – Style is discussed in Basic Coach and Coach Plus. This training will go into more detail on what Style is.  Discussion on how to fill out a Style form, how to understand scores, common style categories, guidelines, detailing the solution and more…
Spontaneous for Coach – discussion and practice with the different spontaneous problems (verbal, verbal hands-on, and hands-on).  Brainstorming, developing versatile thinking, team building activities, and structuring the spontaneous practice session.

You MUST register for ALL coach training session here. Just pick from the drop down list to select your training date.

Events List

    2019 Spontaneous Workshop

    Rowlett Elementary Academy
    Dec 7, 2019 – 9:00 am
    3500 9th St East

    This event is intended for teams (or a majority of the team members) who have not been involved with OM before. Team must register and pay prior to event.
    Two sessions (AM or PM).

    Space is LIMITED, so Online Registration Required!

    Coach Plus & Style Coach Training

    Florida College Academy
    Dec 14, 2019 – 8:00 am
    7032 Temple Terrace Hwy
    Temple Terrace

    8:00AM – 9:30AM Coach Plus
    9:30AM – 12:00PM Style
    Online registration required!

    Directions to training:
    Address: 7032 Temple Terrace Highway, Temple Terrace
    (1) Traffic light at Terrace Park Drive and Temple Terrace Highway, turn onto Terrace Park Drive (away from Marathon gas station).
    (2) Drive along side the fenced play ground of Florida College Academy (east side of school).
    (3) At the end of the short road, on the left, you will find a gate that will take you to a parking area.
    (4) A person or signage will direct you to the training room.

    Deadline to Avoid $20/team Late Fee

    Dec 15, 2019 – 12:00 am

    Register team/judge/worker by this date to avoid $20/team late fee.

    Deadline for ALL Team/Judge/Worker Registration

    Dec 31, 2019 – 12:00 am

    ALL teams need to be registered by this date, or your team will not be scheduled for the 2020 Buccaneer Bay Regional Tournament on February 8, 2020.

    Remember EACH TEAM must supply one judge and one worker.
    – Worker will work 2 hours/
    – Judge will be trained on 1/18/20 and attend tournament on 2/8/20.

    IF judge or worker do not fulfill this obligation, team will be assessed a fine/penalty in accordance with FLOMA Standing Rules.

    2020 Buccaneer Bay Mandatory Coach Training

    Plant City High School
    Jan 18, 2020 – 8:00 am
    One Raider Place
    Plant City

    To be exempt from the 2020 Buccaneer Bay Mandatory Coach Training, each coach must attend one of each of the following events:
    1. Basic Coach and Spontaneous for Coach (9/21/19 and 11/2/19)
    2. Coach Plus and Style (11/16/19 and 12/14/19)

    Once a coach has attended one of each of the above, their team’s long term and spontaneous schedules plus their team’s worker assignment will be sent directly to the coach.

    Go to regional calendar for dates and locations…

    2020 Buccaneer Bay Judge Training

    Plant City High School
    Jan 18, 2020 – 8:30 am
    One Raider Place
    Plant City

    This event is required for ALL JUDGES!

    All team judges are added online by membership, and it is the responsibility of the TEAM they represent that they ensure that the judge attends training and judge at tournament.

    Should judge not attend, team will be assessed according to our state’s Standing Rules for 2019-2020.

    2020 Buccaneer Bay Regional Tournament

    Plant City High School
    Feb 8, 2020 – 7:30 am
    One Raider Place
    Plant City

    Deadline for team/judge/worker registrations is December 31, 2019.

    To avoid a $20/team late fee, register by December 15, 2019.

    2020 FLOMA State Tournament

    Orange County Convention Center
    Apr 11, 2020 – 7:00 am