Virtual Coaches Training – October 24


Class Offerings and Schedule:

Session 1 (Opening Session – 9:00 – 9:30):
– New Coaches 
– Returning Coaches 

Session 2 (Problem Session – 9:35 – 10:05): 
– Problems 1-6 

Sessions 3 (Focus Session 1 – 10:10 – 10:40) & 4 (Focus Session 2 – 10:50 – 11:20): 
– Spontaneous 
– Style 
– Secrets of Balsa 
– Outside Assistance 
– Team Building 
– Virtual Competition Tips and Tricks 
– Brainstorming 
– Live Practice Spontaneous. 

Open Q&A (11:25 – 11:55)


  • The Zoom meeting link will be sent to all registered coaches/coordinators prior to the training
  • The Zoom meeting will open at 8:50AM to resolve technical issues and test your connection
  • As you register for the Coaches Training, please choose which topics you would like to attend for each session. For sessions 3 and 4 (Focus Sessions), please enter your first topic choice in the Session 3 field and your second topic choice in the Session 4 field.
  • There is no required registration fee this year for the Coaches Training. Donations, however, would be appreciated to help defray program costs incurred by the NCOM-E board during the 2020-2021 season (suggested donation – $15). For donations, online credit card payments (through PayPal) are accepted (please refer to the confirmation email you will receive after registration for instructions). Thanks for your support!

Check Out the Odyssey Academy

James A. Mourey, from the Illinois Odyssey of the Mind association, has created a series of 15 free videos designed to introduce students, parents, teachers, and coaches to Odyssey of the Mind. These videos are excellent for all teams, and especially for new teams and coaches. Check them out!