Coaches are a vital part of the OM team – do you have what it takes to help students to be at their best?
You certainly do!
Coaches are in charge of organizing team meetings, working through practice problems, keeping parents informed, and obtaining materials (with the help of other parents if needed) for the needs of the team. Coaches are reimbursed up to a specified amount of spending each year. For example, if a team decides they want to use styrofoam for a prop, the coach may either get them what they need or enlist the parents to help gather it. Teams are responsible to stay within a budget, so they are encouraged to use free or recyclable materials as much as possible. Check out this slide presentation about being an Odyssey Coach: