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Magic Center Region offers training sessions to help coaches and teams prepare. Please visit the Magic Center Region website and click on the Dates tab for cost information and to register. Registration and pre-payment (if applicable) are mandatory.
Wednesday, Oct. 14 — Coaches Spontaneous Workshop, 6-9 p.m., Princeton Elementary School
Saturday, Oct. 17 — Theatrical Makeup Workshop, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Lee Middle School
Saturday, Oct. 17 — Spontaneous Workshop, 1-4 p.m., Lee Middle School
Saturday, Nov. 14 — Spontaneous Workshop, 1-4 p.m., Lee Middle School
Saturday, Dec. 19 — Spontaneous Workshop, 1-4 p.m., Lee Middle School
Saturday, Jan. 9 — Spontaneous Workshop, 1-4 p.m., Lee Middle School

Tuesday, Dec. 15 — Deadline to register and pay for the Magic Center Regional Tournament
Saturday, Feb. 6 — 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., MANDATORY Judges Training, Edgewater High School
Saturday, Feb. 6 — 8 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., MANDATORY Coaches Meeting, Edgewater High School
Saturday, Feb. 27 — Magic Center Regional Tournament, all day, Edgewater High School
Friday, Apr. 8 — 7 p.m., Coaches Meeting, UCF (for teams competing at State)
Saturday, Apr. 9 — Florida Odyssey of the Mind Tournament, all day, UCF
May 25-28
 — Odyssey of the Mind World Finals, Iowa State University

Learning Theatrical Makeup

     A free Theatrical Makeup Skills Workshop is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Lee Middle School, 1201 Maury Road, Orlando. Team members will learn techniques for applying theatrical makeup and will practice on each other.
     Magic Center also is taking makeup kit orders to place a bulk order. To order kits, see the Makeup Kit Order Request form on the website.
     If your team also will be attending the afternoon Spontaneous Workshop that same day at Lee Middle School, the parents of Lee's Odyssey teams are looking out for you. They'll have an expanded selection of concessions, including the option to pre-order pizza.
     Also upcoming is the free Coaches Spontaneous Workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Princeton Elementary School. Just for coaches, this workshop allows coaches to solve each type of spontaneous problem, which helps them to train their teams.
     Registration is required for all workshops. To register, complete the appropriate form on the Dates page on the website and, if applicable, follow the payment instructions. Your team's spot will not be secured until you have paid and received a text or email confirmation that your payment was received.

     Coaches who have registered their teams online for the Oct. 17 Spontaneous Workshop should pay immediately to secure their spot.
Teams Now May Register

     Magic Center now has an eye-popping 48 school or organization memberships, which is ahead of last year's pace. If you have received your membership number from your sponsoring school or organization, you now may register your team for the regional tournament.
     All teams must provide a volunteer judge and a volunteer worker for the tournament. During the registration process, you will need to provide information about both volunteers.  

     Judge: The judge must attend the mandatory judges training on Feb. 6 and be on site to judge all day during the tournament. The judge will NOT be able to leave his or her assignment to see the team perform, so a parent often is not the ideal choice. For a few suggestions about where to find a judge, see the Register page.
     Worker: The worker must complete a shift of usually 2 to 3 hours. Among the many tasks workers handle are to set up, staff the registration table, monitor doors, run scores, sell merchandise, control traffic and break down the site. Shifts are scheduled around your team's long-term competition time, so this role is ideal for a parent.
     All teams MUST provide these volunteers, and if they fail to attend their shift or, in the case of the judge, the training, the team may incur a penalty.
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