Coaches Corner

Coach OotM

Welcome to the Coaches' Corner!
This page contains announcements and resources for coaches.
Please visit this site at least once a week for news and updates!

2022 Long Term Problem Statements  * will be posted here when available 


All parent volunteers are required to obtain clearances and submit
paperwork to the North Penn School District.

Please click here for more information about volunteer clearances

Scheduling Team Meetings.
To reserve space in a district school for an Odyssey of the Mind team meeting, the coach should email  In the email, specify the building, the frequency of the meetings, a date (include both a start date and end date, if planning long term). You will be given a "permit" to hold your meeting in a specific building, at a specific day/time. Bring a copy of the permit to meetings so that you have documentation that you have reserved the space. Please ensure that all students are respectful throughout the meeting; no supplies should be used and personal property should not be touched.  


The Odyssey of the Mind Program Guide is a great resource for coaches.
It contains a wealth of information about coaching, training your team, preparing for
competition, completing forms and more! 2021 OM Program Guide

More Questions? This book is another great resource for inquiring coaches! At $18, it's well worth the investment!
What Now, Coach?
What Now Coach


How To Register a Team for the
SEPOM Regional Competition

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Out of the Box

Spontaneous Problems ...
Find time to practice Spontaneous Problem Solving
with your team at least once a week - it's worth it!

Coaching Tips and Suggestions

What is Outside Assistance?

The Role of the Coach

Coaches' Checklist

Parent Permission Form

Safety Procedures

Suggested Reading

From SEPOM Coaches' Training:
Team Dynamics Top 10 List
Team Contract
Coaching Creative Problem Solving
Coaching Tips
Team Building Tarp Flip