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 +======Calendar======
 +  * July-Sept - Purchase Membership
 +  * Sept/Oct- form teams
 +  * Oct/Nov – Coaches’ Training
 +  * Nov – secure judge and shift worker for each team
 +  * Dec – Register team for tournament
 +  * Jan – Tournament Registration Deadline
 +  * Feb– Judges’ Training ​
 +  * Mar - State Tournament
 +  * May – World Finals Tournament
  
 +=====July-September=====
 +**1. Plan Your Program.**
 +  * Secure coaches ​
 +  * Determine who will sponsor your teams and who will fund your program.
 +  * Decide how you will form teams
 +
 +**2. Promote Your Program.**
 +  * Send home information with students
 +  * Hold an informational meeting for your school and/or community.
 +
 +**3. Purchase or Renew School/​Organization Membership(s).**
 +
 +You can purchase your membership online at www.odysseyofthemind.com . You will be able to access the full length problems once they are released by logging in at the Member Area.
 +
 +**4. Form Teams.** Gather information about interested students and form teams. See [[team formation]] for more information.
 +
 +=====October=====
 +**5. Help Coaches Get Started.**
 +
 +Share resources for team building, spontaneous practice, long-term problems, and tournament procedures. Make sure each coach at least has a copy of their team’s problem and the Program Guide, and that they know how to access the Member Area of the OotM site, as well as how to check/ask clarifications.
 +
 +**6. Coaches’ Training.**
 +
 +Encourage all coaches to attend the MO OotM Coaches Training.
 +
 +=====November=====
 +**7. Secure one judge and shift worker for each team.**
 +
 +Each team is required to secure one person to volunteer to be trained ​ to judge at the state tournament. The judge will not be able to see their team perform. Each team is also responsible to supply one person to work a 2 hour shift at the tournament. The shift worker will be able to see their team perform. ​     ​
 +                                                   
 +=====December=====
 +**8. Communicate With Coaches.**
 +
 +Touch base with coaches about any questions or support needs they may have. Remind them of upcoming deadlines.
 +
 +**9. Online Registration begins. **
 +
 +=====January=====
 +**10. Register team(s) for the tournament.**
 +
 +The Registration fee for each team is $75 Early Registration and $100 per team for Regular Registration.
 +
 +=====February=====
 +**11. Clarification Deadline.**
 +
 +Remind coaches to have teams submit any final clarifications before the deadline and make sure coaches are aware of all required forms.
 +
 +**12. Judges’ Training **
 +
 +**13. Communicate with Coaches/​Teams/​Principal about Tournament.**
 +
 +Make sure coaches have all of the [[Preparing for the Tournament|tournament information]] they need. Remind parents/​coaches of the importance of supervising children throughout tournament. ​
 +
 +=====March=====
 +**14. State Tournament**
 +
 +[[Tournament Day|Tournament]] schedules,​ maps, general information/​procedures,​ and rules will be posted on www.missouriodyssey.org. and the Missouri Odyssey of the Mind FaceBook page.
 +
 +**15. Help Any Advancing Teams.**
 +
 +If any of your teams advance to the World Finals in May, they may need help with fundraising and travel arrangements.
 +
 +=====April=====
 +**16. Advancing teams prepare for World Finals**
 +
 +=====May=====
 +**17. World Finals Tournament**
 +
 +1st and 2nd place teams in each problem/​division from the State Finals Tournament and any Ranatra Fusca winners may be invited to compete. [[World Finals]] will be held May 25-28 on the Iowa State University campus in Ames, Iowa.
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