All coaches must complete the online training modules and attend one mandatory live webinar in order for their team to compete at the regional tournament. See the links below.

*A style webinar was held in December. The recording link is below.

*We will be hosting a spontaneous webinar in January (registration available now) and a paperwork webinar in February.

*A last chance webinar for coaches who missed our fall live webinars will be held February 6th at 6 pm. Registration below. 

CLICK HERE to begin your online Coach Training modules – webinar registration links below

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, an 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. 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 
  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 of the dates below: 

October 25 (Monday) at 6:30 pm. (this event has already taken place)
November 20 (Saturday) at 1 pm  . Registration is now available.
December 8 (Wednesday) at 6:30 pm. Registration is now available.

February 8 (Tuesday) at 6 pm. Registration is now available.

NEW – Style webinar! December 1 (Wednesday) at 6 pm. This webinar was open to coaches AND team members!!! 🙂

Recording of December 1 Style Webinar

January 18, 6 pm – Spontaneous webinar for coaches AND team members! Registration is now available.

Recording of January 18 Spontaneous Webinar

February 7, at 6 pm. Paperwork webinar for coaches! Have questions about how to fill out the Style, Team Required List, Cost, Outside Assistance forms? This is the webinar for you! Held just before tournaments start, it’s an excellent opportunity to learn how to get that paperwork in tip top shape! Registration is now available.

Recording of February 7 Paperwork Webinar

We have additional virtual coaching resources available at, coach tab, Coach Creative Journey Tools folder. Check this folder often as all communication to coaches is copied there so 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