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TRAINING DATES
 
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, 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
 
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IMPORTANT DATES

Thursday, Oct. 1 — Team registration opens
Tuesday, Dec. 15 — Deadline 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 — 7 p.m., Coaches Meeting, 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

Cash App Payments Enabled

     Coaches now have the option of paying for their team's spontaneous workshop fees right from their smartphone via the Square Cash app (free on iOS or Android). For details, see the Spontaneous Workshops column under Workshops on our website's Dates page.
     You will receive text or email confirmation when your team's payment is received. Your team's spot will not be confirmed until you have registered online AND received this notification.

 

Investing in our Youth

     As Odyssey coaches and coordinators, you see firsthand how investing in children's creativity builds their self-esteem and prepares them to face the real-world problems they'll encounter throughout their lives. 
     Last year, Magic Center set the stage for more than 1,000 Central Florida students to show off their hard work at the regional tournament — and we are on track to see even more blow our minds on Feb. 27, 2016, at Edgewater High School. Our volunteer-led region operates on a shoestring budget — and your help can allow us to do more for our teams.
     Please visit the How to Help section of our website to learn more about becoming a sponsor, advertiser or volunteer. If you know of businesses that might be interested in supporting Magic Center, we will do the legwork if you give us the lead. Most of you already volunteer, but if you work for one of the many area companies that provide volunteer grants, the hours you put into coaching and judging can translate into grants for our region. Every grant is a huge help!
     In the spirit of true Odyssey problem-solvers, Magic Center is committed to seeking out innovative ways to stretch every dollar, and we greatly appreciate your help and support.

 

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