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NCOM Virtual Spontaneous Fair

Join in on the NCOM Spontaneous Fair to get some valuable practice and feedback on your spontaneous skills!

Beginning today, January 18, you can prepare for the fair by accessing practice problems using the button below.

The Fair will run from 5PM on Friday, January 22 through 11:59PM on Sunday, January 24. During this time, you will participate in 3 timed problems to be submitted and scored by your regional judges.

A webinar will be held for coaches on Saturday, January 30 at 10AM to answer questions and discuss spontaneous strategies.

Virtual Spontaneous Fair Website

NC Eastern Region Virtual Tournament Information

Start Registration

  • Click the button above to be taken to the Members Area login page
  • Log in to the Members Area using your team membership number and zip code
  • In the Members Area, click on the “Team registration” link to start the tournament registration process

To successfully complete the registration process, you will need the following information:

  • Your membership name and number as they appear on your membership records
  • The email address to which you want any tournament information sent.  Check this address regularly!
  • Your phone number
  • Names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of additional coaches
  • Each team member’s name, and grade as of May 1, 2021
  • The School each team member is attending

You will receive an email confirmation of the team registration. Payment can be made online with a credit card or by mail, using a check. On the confirmation email, you will find the link for paying online as well as the address to which you should send payment if you are paying by check (make your check payable to NCOM Eastern Region).

Coffee with Coaches

Struggling with navigating coaching this season? Join us at 11AM, this Saturday (11/14) in an open Zoom session for coaches to meet up and discuss strategies and issues with coaching in a COVID world. Bring your coffee and your creativity!

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Online Skills Fair – December 5

Schedule:

8:30-8:45Overview of the Online fair, Instructions for joining Zoom sessions
8:45-9:30Zoom Session 1
9:40-10:25Zoom Session 2
10:25-10:45Snack Break
10:45-11:30Zoom Session 3
11:40-12:25Zoom Session 4

Sessions Offered:

  1. Electricity and Wiring
  2. From Script to Stage
  3. Characterization
  4. Creative Use of Materials
  5. Balsa Wood
  6. Spontaneous Skills
  7. Brainstorming and Time Management

Notes:

  • During registration, you will prioritize the session topics for each team member attending
  • When you receive your schedule for the day, you will receive links to the Zoom meeting for each session.  Each session has its own Zoom meeting, and unique Zoom meeting link
  • The sessions will include hands-on activities.  We recommend the team members attend via a device with a large screen (not a cell phone).  It may be difficult for team members to see the instructor demonstrating activities on a small screen.
  • With some of the hands-on activities, the team members may need assistance from an adult.  Having an adult present will help them get the most out of the sessions.
  • Once you have registered, you will be contacted via email with more details on the fair, and with an individual schedule for each of your team members for the day.
  • Each team member participating will need to supply their own materials that they will use in the sessions.  In some cases, to participate in a session, team members will need to purchase items in advance.

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)

Notes

  • 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!

NCOM – Eastern Region Informational Webinar

Join Tom Hansen (Eastern Region Director) this Saturday (9/12) at 1PM for a live Zoom webinar to discuss this year’s Odyssey of the Mind plans and setup!

Meeting details:

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Cards for a Comeback

Two brothers from an NC Eastern Region team have been busy using their creative problem solving skills to help out in Moore County, NC. Check out www.cardsforacomeback.com for a wonderful way they are supporting their local community. As you are able, purchase local restaurant gift cards and regift them to friends and neighbors in need where you live. Everybody wins!

Now, “Team, Begin!!”

#cardsforacomeback