Outside assistance is one of the trickiest aspects of Odyssey of the Mind for coaches. It can be very confusing trying to figure out what is outside assistance and what is not. Our general advice is, when in doubt, assume it is outside assistance. However, if team members are ever putting themselves or others in danger, PLEASE DO step in…without doing it yourself!
Below we have links to a Student Contract and Parent Contract. We recommend bringing these contracts to your first meeting where you have all of your team members and their parents together. Feel free to use these exactly as they are written or use them as a starting point to write your own contracts. It can help you make sure that all team members and their parents fully understand what is expected of them.