Coaches Corner

Coach OotM

Welcome to the Coaches' Corner!
This page contains announcements and resources for coaches.
Please visit this site at least once a week for news and updates!

Checklist for Coaches    * Updated 10/4/21

Check out the Odyssey Academy, a series of videos that thoroughly explain OM;
from brainstorming to long-term problems to style!   

The Role of the Coach
What is Outside Assistance?
Coaching Tips and Suggestions
Safety Procedures
Parent Permission Form

2022 Long Term Problem Statements and Program Guide    

Out of the Box

Find time to practice Spontaneous Problem Solving
with your team at least once a week - it's worth it!

All parent volunteers are required to obtain clearances and submit
paperwork to the North Penn School District.  All coaches and parents
who spend time with the team must have current clearances.

Please click here for more information about clearances 

Scheduling Team Meetings.

To reserve space in a district school for an Odyssey of the Mind team meeting, the coach should email [email protected]  Requests should be sent well in advance of the meeting, at least 2 days to a week before.  In the email, specify the building, the frequency of the meetings, a date (include both a start date and end date, if planning long term). You will be given a "permit" to hold your meeting in a specific building, at a specific day/time. Bring a copy of the permit to meetings so that you have documentation that you have reserved the space. Please ensure that all students are respectful throughout the meeting; no supplies should be used and personal property should not be touched.  


The Odyssey of the Mind Program Guide is a great resource for coaches.
It contains a wealth of information about coaching, training your team, preparing for
competition, completing forms and more! 2021 OM Program Guide

Suggested Reading for OM Coaches and Parents

More Questions?
This book is a great resource for inquiring coaches! At $18, it's well worth the investment!
What Now, Coach?

From SEPOM Coaches' Training:

Team Dynamics Top 10 List
Team Contract
Coaching Creative Problem Solving
Coaching Tips
Team Building Tarp Flip



How To Register a Team for the
Southeast PA OM Regional Competition

*Information will be posted when registration opens