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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.
Thursday, Sept. 17 — Coaches Introductory Workshop, 6-8 p.m., Princeton Elementary School
Saturday, Sept. 19 — Spontaneous Workshop, 1-4 p.m., Lee Middle School
Wednesday, Sept. 30 — Coaches Introductory Workshop, 6-8 p.m., Princeton Elementary School
Wednesday, Oct. 14 — Coaches Spontaneous Workshop, 6-9 p.m., Princeton Elementary 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
TBD in January — SAK Comedy Lab Spontaneous Workshop


Thursday, Oct. 1 — Team registration opens
Tuesday, Dec. 15 — Deadlne to register and pay for the Magic Center Regional Tournament
Saturday, Feb. 6 — MANDATORY Judges Training and Coaches Meeting, Edgewater High School
Saturday, Feb. 27 — Magic Center Regional Tournament, all day, Edgewater High School
Friday, Apr. 8 — Coaches Meeting, 7 p.m., UCF (for teams competing at State)
Saturday, Apr. 9 — Florida Odyssey of the Mind Tournament, all day, UCF
Wednesday-Saturday, May 25-28 — Odyssey of the Mind World Finals, Iowa State University

Workshops in the week ahead

Magic Center has two workshops on the calendar next week:

  • Thursday, Sept. 17, 6-8 p.m. — Coaches Introductory Workshop at Princeton Elementary, 311 W. Princeton St., Orlando. This workshop is free. Please use the form on the Dates page to register.
  • Saturday, Sept. 19, 1-4 p.m. — Spontaneous Workshop at Lee Middle School, 1201 Maury Road, Orlando. Cost is $5 per attending team member. Please register via the EventBrite invitation you should have received from Anna Long.

Registration for either workshop is mandatory. Teams' spots in the Spontaneous Workshop will not be secured until payment is received and the coach has received a confirmation text or email.

Magic Center website updated!

The Magic Center Region website has been updated with a fresh look, expanded content and new features. One of our biggest focuses is providing information that will make it easier for coaches to do their jobs, and that's where you coaches come in. We welcome your feedback about the kinds of resources you would like us to have on the site. Just visit the Coach Zone, and use the contact form to drop us a line!

Follow us!

We've been on Facebook for a while, but as we look for new and fun ways to engage with our region's creative minds and support and inform their coaches and parents, we're dipping a toe into the Twitter and Instagram waters. We welcome your suggestions about what kind of content you'd like to see. Many of your team members may be on Instagram, so encourage them to follow us there. Right now, we're looking for photos of the favorite costumes they've ever made or seen in Odyssey.

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