We will be providing information about our 2021-2022 coach training in the near future. All coaches will complete online training modules and attend a mandatory live webinar.

CLICK HERE to begin your online Coach Training modules

Welcome SoCal Odyssey Coaches!

Thank you for volunteering as an Odyssey of the Mind Coach!  You will be taking an amazing journey as a guide to creativity and innovation for your team.  

To get your season started, a new online coach training program has been developed with program information, coaching tools, and wisdom for your guidance. All coaches who have not completed this online training, new and experienced, will be required to complete the two elements of our online training program before they can register their team for the regional tournament.

A set of training modules will be available for our coaches who have more than 2 years coaching AND who have completed the new coach online modules previously. All coach training is being facilitated by the state this year. Your region may choose to host an in-person meeting closer to the regional tournament.

To get started, you will complete our online, self-paced training followed by a live webinar run by expert Odyssey volunteers.  You do not need to review the online self-paced training all at once, but it is important to complete the modules and take the check-in quizzes prior to attending the live webinar. This self-paced environment provides you flexibility while significantly shortening  the “in seat” time needed for the webinar.

To access your self-paced online training started follow these steps:

  1. Go to https://training.socalodyssey.org/ 
  2. Click on the Introduction Video to Coaches Training icon box and watch the video.
  3. Click Login to Enroll button
  4. Follow steps to Register
  5. Now that you are registered click on Introduction Video to Coaches Training to begin your online training.

There are two courses, a short video, and online course work in the program.  The online modules will take approximately an hour to complete. You do not need to complete it all at once, but you do need to complete it prior to the webinar.  

Once you have completed the modules, register for ONE live webinar. You only need to attend ONE of the following live webinars, so choose which date works best for you. The live webinars will be offered on the following dates via Zoom. 

Click to register for one (just one!) of the dates below: 

October 25 (Monday) at 6:30 pm. Registration is now available.
November 20 (Saturday) at 9 am. Registration is now available.
December 8 (Wednesday) at 6:30 pm. Registration is now available.


We have additional virtual coaching resources available at www.socalodyssey.org, coach tab, Coach Creative Journey Tools folder. Check this folder often as all communication to coaches is copied there. You’ll never miss another email. 🙂

Welcome to the new season! We can’t wait to see the creative solutions your teams develop!. We look forward to “seeing”  you at a webinar soon! 

Be safe and enjoy a creative season!


Lynn R. Larsen, Ph.D.

Volunteer State Director, SoCal Odyssey of the Mind