7. Form teams out of your interested students.

Once you know which students are interested in participating, you’ll need to form your teams. Different methods of grouping students include:

  • Problem interest
  • Individual characteristics
  • Letting students choose their teammates
  • Past Odyssey experience
  • Dates and times when team members can get together
  • Geographic location
  • Coach input

Some schools have tryouts either to limit the number of teams or to determine commitment on the part of students. Some schools have other methods of selection. Ideally, all interested students should have the opportunity to participate!

For more information about the number of memberships your school will need, please see our page called How Memberships Work.

Posted in: 10 Steps to Starting an Odyssey Program

Permanent link to this article: https://www.novanorth.org/wp/?qa_faqs=7-form-teams-out-of-your-interested-students