Coastal Region Odyssey of the Mind

Welcome to Coastal Region
Odyssey of the Mind
Regional Director
Welcome NEW Regional Director Angela Shanahan!
Coastal OM is completely Volunteer Run

Angela has served as a judge for Problem 2 in recent years and fell in love with the program during her first training. She works in corporate learning and development and enjoys seeing the impact this OOTM has on her own son, soon to be 5th grader at Adobe Bluffs, as well as the parents, coaches and judges. Angela is looking forward to meeting and working with this community.

World Finals Team Photo
Odyssey of the Mind WORLD FINALS
Tournament Info
2020-21 went Virtual
In-person is the plan in 2021-22
but priority is doing it safely
Judges and Officials have the best seats in the house!
Coastal OM is completely Volunteer Run

Each team has a judge/official volunteer.

Spont photo

Quick creative thinking
= Spontaneous FUN

Coaches are the heart of Odyssey
Coastal OM is completely Volunteer Run

Make a difference by volunteering to coach a team of incredibly creative thinkers.

Collaboration of creative minds
= TEAMWORK & ONE-OF-A-KIND Experiences

Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and World level. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate in the program.

“Creative thinking, in its purest form, is thinking outside the lines of “conventional” reasoning. When considering this, it should be no huge shock that a messy room containing items misplaced from their “conventional” locations would promote creativity. ” (Elite Daily

Odyssey is Offering TWO Membership Options for the 2021-2022 season!

This season Odyssey of the Mind HQ is excited to announce that there is now TWO memberships that groups can pick from. Choose the one that fits your groups situation.

Traditional Membership

This membership allows for one team per problem and division as qualified and no limit on primary teams.  At this time in SoCal, Regional and State Association Tournaments will be held in-person. This may change if current health and safety conditions do not allow. Teams can advance to an in-person State tournament if qualified and then onto World Finals if qualified, if safe and legal.  If not deemed safe and legal, an online World Finals will be provided for the Traditional memberships. 

Single Traditional Membership – $135  (There are different levels of cost based on number of memberships purchased.)

and you must be sponsored by:

  • Individual Schools
  • More than 1 School Sharing Principal -register in school district name
  • Homeschools
  • Community Groups
  • College/University

Virtual Membership

This membership will allow anyone, to form one team of up to 7 team members to compete in a Virtual online competition*. The team will select problem 2, problem 3, or primary and the division will be assigned as usual using the grade levels of the team members. Team members DO NOT have to attend the same school, but every team member needs to be a student. These teams will attend a HQ run virtual tournament and have the opportunity to advance to the HQ run Virtual World Finals.

Single Team Virtual Membership – $125

Problem Synopsis

Take a look at the creative challenges waiting for teams for the 2021-22 Season.

Problems this year have been designed for both Traditional Membership Tournaments, and Virtual Tournaments.   

Printable copy of the Problem Synopsis