Southern Region

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:

Due to safety concerns – The Arizona Odyssey of the Mind Board of Directors has voted (Oct. 25, 2014) to disallow use of PVC piping in systems pressurized with a gas (air, CO2, etc.) in their OotM problem solutions. This includes this year’s problems/solutions.   Teams please remember to ALWAYS use materials in accordance with the manufacturer’s requirements and limitations.  Please direct additional questions to your regional director.

 

Hi OMers,

 We have at least some of the dates for the upcoming 2017 Odyssey year so here is what we know:
September 21st – Coaches Kick-off – 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Canyon del Oro HS, 25 W. Calle Concordia, Tucson, AZ
·         New to coaching? This session will introduce you to the basics of forming teams, getting a membership, and getting the program rolling
·         Gifted Endorsement and recertification hours = 2
 
November 5th – Coaches Training – 9 am – 12 noon – Canyon del Oro HS, 25 W. Calle Concordia, Tucson, AZ
·         How to read and teach the problem without outside assistance, how to teach spontaneous problem solving, understanding the general rules
·         Gifted Endorsement and recertification hours = 3
 
EARLY JANUARY – Team tournament registration – online
·         ALL Teams must have a volunteer judge and all judges must retrain each year.
 
January (TBD) – Spontaneous Workshop and  Advanced Coaches Round-table Training– Canyon del Oro HS, 25 W. Calle Concordia, Tucson, AZ
·         New to coaching? This session will introduce you to the basics of forming teams, getting a membership, and getting the program rolling
·         Gifted Endorsement and recertification hours = 2
  
February 4th – Judges Training – 9 am – 12 noon – Canyon del Oro HS, 25 W. Calle Concordia, Tucson, AZ
·         ALL Teams must have a volunteer judge and all judges must retrain each year.
·         Gifted Endorsement and recertification hours = 3
 
March 4th – Odyssey Regional Tournament – 7 am – 6 pm – Canyon del Oro HS, 25 W. Calle Concordia, Tucson, AZ
·         ALL Teams must have a volunteer judge and all judges must retrain each year.
·         Gifted Endorsement and recertification hours = 8
 
April 1st – Odyssey State Tournament – 7 am – 6 pm – Canyon del Oro HS, 25 W. Calle Concordia, Tucson, AZ
·         Top 2 teams in each division or each problem advance from regionals to state
·         Gifted Endorsement and recertification hours = 8

 

2016 Southern Regional Competition- March 5, 2016 at Canyon del Oro High School.