Team long term submission closes this Friday 3/4/2022 at 11:00 pm and late submissions will not be accepted.  If there are questions about submission, please carefully review the information provided by VOICES, the Virginia Association hosting this tournament, here:
Spontaneous submission will open Sunday 3/6/2022  at 8:00 am and closes Sunday 3/20/2022 at 8:00 pm.


Problem 4 teams only: Balsa Weigh in is by appointment only on Saturday 3/12/2022.  Coaches were contacted directly by the State Problem Captain.


Here is the page to use for both long term and spontaneous submissions:
Scroll to the bottom and use “Team Login” with your username and password contained in your registration confirmation email.

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Important Reminder For Upcoming Coaches Information Session 12/1

The Virginia Association Director will be hosting an online session for coaches this Wednesday.  He will provide an overview of this season, event schedule, and recommendations on preparing.   See VOICES website for telecon info.

Problem 3 requires the teams to select from a list on the Clarifications page or to submit a different name which will be added to the list if accepted by CCI by 12/15/21.  Here is a link to the current list:

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Odyssey of the Mind in the COVID years

Much to the disappointment of your NoVA North Board, there will not be a traditional Regional Tournament in Spring 2022 but there will be a Virtual Virginia Tournament similar to last year.  So, in the spirit of Odyssey of the Mind, let’s work cooperatively with the materials and information at hand to make this year a valuable learning experience for our team members.
Here’s what the adults in the room need to know:
-Problem synopses are available here; the link is also on our website.
-There is a lot of information available on our website; for coaching information check on the Coaches menu and the Resources page.
-Experienced coaches are ready and willing to mentor newer coaches in our region.  Contact the directors  to get connected.
-Memberships are available from CCI
-A Coach Information Session -Season Overview will be held online Wednesday 12/1/21 7:00 PM
-Team registration for the Virginia Virtual Tournament 2022 will run 12/12/21 – 1/30/22
-A Coach Information Session -Submissions will be held online Sunday 2/6/22 7:00 PM
-Team submissions (long term) run from 2/13/22 to 3/4/22
-Team submissions (spontaneous) run from 3/6/22 to 3/20/22
-Balsa weigh in (Problem 4) will be Saturday 3/12/22 in person by appointment in McLean VA
-Virginia Tournament Ceremony Friday 4/1/22 online
We will post information about online training and World Finals as soon as it becomes available.
Best of  Luck!

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No Increase for Membership Fees

Odyssey of the Mind Membership fees will not be increased this year.  Details are here:

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School Coordinators Meeting

A coordinators meeting will be held at 7:30 pm on Monday, September 27, at Dolley Madison Library in McLean.  This is intended for current coordinators and for anyone who is interested in being a liaison between the Odyssey organization and team coaches for a school or other sponsor.  We hope to make a zoom option available.  Details and a pre-registration form can be found on our event page .

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