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2016-2017 Long-Term Problem Synopses


2016 Coaches Training Materials

2016-2017 NC Odyssey of the Mind Coach's Guide

New Coaches

Outside Assistance

Problem 5 (To Be Continued: A Superhero Cliffhanger)

Primary Problem (Movin' Out!)



Coaches and Coordinators:

Two helpful documents are now available to help you in forming and managing teams.

Please take a look!

OotM Team Formation Common Considerations and Procedures
Administrative Timeline for OotM Coordinators and Coaches



Important Dates for Teams and Coaches

December 3, 2016 Webinar for Coaches - OotM Introduction
December 17, 2016 Early Bird team registration deadline for regional tournament ($100 for Div I, II, III; $25 for Primary)
January 21, 2017 Spontaneous Fair - Morris Grove Elementary
January 21, 2017 Final, "drop dead" team registration deadline for regional tournament ($145 for Div I, II, III; $25 for Primary)
February 18, 2017 Judges Training - Wake Tech Community College
February 18, 2017 Eastern Region Primary Tournament - Wake Tech Community College
March 4, 2017 Eastern Region Div. I, II, III Tournament - Wake Tech Community College
April 1, 2017 NCOM State Tournament - NC A&T
May 24-27, 2017 World Finals - Michigan State University

Important Dates for NCOM-E Board Members

January 7, 2017 NCOM State Board Meeting & PC Training - NC A&T
January 18, 2017 Eastern Region Board Meeting
February 15, 2017 Eastern Region Board Meeting
March 1, 2017 Eastern Region Board planning and distribution meeting for Regional tournament
March 15, 2017 Eastern Region Board Meeting
March 29, 2017 Eastern Region Board planning and distribution meeting for State tournament
March 31, 2017 NCOM State Board Meeting & State tournament setup - NC A&T
April 19, 2017 Eastern Region Board Meeting
May 17, 2017 Eastern Region Board Meeting
June 21, 2017 Eastern Region Board Meeting

Additional NCOM-E Supporters Needed!
The Eastern Region board is actively recruiting for additional supporters. No prerequisites necessary. All that is needed is a willingness to serve the children of the Eastern Region and the desire to attend and contribute to the board meetings. Please join us at our next board meeting (see "Important Dates" above for the schedule)!

Odyssey of the Mind Awareness Sessions
Awareness sessions can be provided to schools who are new to Odyssey of the Mind. Sessions can be given to staff, students, parents, PTAs, etc. The sessions last approximately 75 minutes and include a video, powerpoint presentation, sample problems, and Q&A. Contact Tom Hansen for more information.

Regional Director
If you have any items which should be added to the agenda for our next regional board meeting, or if you would like more information, please contact regional director Tom Hansen (regional-director@ncome.org).

Recent Updates:

11/2

Closed Skills Fair registration (reached capacity)

10/24

Added Coaches Webinar (Dec. 3) to the "Important Dates" list

10/21

Added Regional Tournament registration and judge/volunteer registration links

10/18

Added Coaches Training Class Descriptions and Schedule

10/17

Posted Skills Fair registration link

Recent Emails to Coaches and Coordinators:
30 November 2016
17 November 2016
3 November 2016
31 October 2016
17 October 2016
3 October 2016

Resources for Coaches


NCOME Wiki


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World Finals 2002 Scores

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