SoCAL Odyssey of the Mind

SoCAL Odyssey of the Mind

 

Important updates were emailed to coaches the week of March 29. All emails can be found in the coach tab, virtual journey tools folder.

State Tournament Awards have been moved to April 19 at 7 pm. Link for the event will be posted closer to that date.  

Welcome to the SoCal Association for Odyssey of the Mind!!!

When people ask me, “What is Odyssey of the Mind?” I tell them to imagine a combination of theater and problem solving with a creative twist. Through the writing of original scripts, the creation of costumes, props, scenery, and technical elements, teams of students work together to produce incredible solutions to creative problems while thinking “Beyond the Box!” Students with talents in many areas find a unique opportunity to showcase their gifts in script writing, costume creation, music, dance, visual arts, props and scenery construction, engineering, problem solving, leadership, critical thinking, and more!

California OM has a long history of outstanding creativity, with teams competing at the regional, state, and international levels. Our state has historically had 10 regions run by amazing regional directors who dedicate an incredible amount of time and energy to make sure our program runs smoothly for our 750 teams from Redding to San Diego.

California Odyssey of the Mind  split into two separate organizations due to growth.  California South (SoCal)  has four regions and physically half the state.  The regions in SoCal are LA Basin, South Central Valley, Inland Empire, and Coastal.

Enjoy looking around our website – we have information about OM, galleries with photos and videos from our teams, information about forming a team in your area, opportunities for volunteers, and a link to make a donation if you would like to support our program.  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to a regional director.

Lynn Larsen, SoCal Odyssey of the Mind Volunteer State Director

Events

  • Competitions are over for this year. Please come back in September for the year's Competitions.

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News & Announcements

Colina Middle School making headlines

CVUSD / Friday, April 23, 2021 Two Colina Middle School Teams Advance to the Odyssey of the Mind World Championships Creativity, teamwork and problem solving to foster original and divergent thinking is at the center of the Odyssey of the Mind

Assumption School headlines in the NEWS

Assumption School Heads to Odyssey of the Mind World Finals Article and Photos courtesy of ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY SCHOOL   MAY 12, 2021 Congratulations to Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s (ABVM) 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Odyssey of

Wickman Elementary Odyssey Students in the NEWS

‘Odyssey of the Mind’ winners May 8, 2021 Wickman Elementary students Emma Chang, Sharon Mei, Reyansh Lokapur, Tanishka Raju, Iris Teng and Jack Wong get creative with medals they earned at the Odyssey of the Mind creative problem-solving competition, held

Exciting NEWS for 2020-21 Season!

We are very excited to provide all of our SoCal OMers the opportunity to participate in Odyssey of the Mind for the 20-21 season while following all school district and state mandates for social distancing and safety. As you may have seen

SoCal State Association Virtual Tournament

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Pay SoCal State Membership

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The state membership will register your group at the state level. These funds are used to run the state tournament, train officials, and maintain the program in Southern California.

 

Starting a Team

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General Interest

Generate interest in the Odyssey program.

International Membership

Any school, home school, or community group may purchase one of two membership options from Creative Competitions, Inc at www.odysseyofthemind.com

– Traditional International Membership – $135 OR

– for teams without sponsor Virtual International Membership – $100

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SoCal State Membership

Purchase a state membership from SoCal Odyssey Association for $80, which is required of each national membership to participate in the SoCAL Odyssey of the Mind program.

Regional Membership

Each team competing in a Regional Tournament pays a registration fee per team.

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Create/Build/Practice/Train

Get started with your team. Get training for coaching and coordinating.

Find Your Region

Search for your region by zip code:

Find the region that your team will register to compete and where coaching training will be offered.

Help Support Students

SoCal Odyssey is a non-profit organizations that runs on volunteer efforts. Help support the efforts of this organization to give Southern California students the opportunity to let their imaginations grow and be creative.

Other ways to help support