Steps for Registering a Team

The process for registering a team is easy to accomplish! Below are a few simple steps to guide you through the process

  • Get a Membership

    In order to get started, you must register for a membership. A membership allows you to have access to all of the complete long term problems as well as a copy of the program guide. A membership is required in order to participate in a local tournament.

    Memberships may be purchased for entire schools or groups. We suggest new schools/groups look over the Membership Information to get a better understanding of how memberships can be set up.

    Register for a membership now

  • Register for a Regional Tournament

    We have many Odyssey of the Mind regional tournaments hosted around Virginia. Please locate the regional tournament servicing your community.

    Note: Judges must be registered at the same time the team registers for a Regional Tournament.

  • Register a Team for the VA State Tournament

    Advancing to the state tournament? Register your team here. Please note, in addition to your team registration, both a judge and volunteer will need to register separately in support of your team under Step 4.

    Register for State

  • Register a Judge / Volunteer for the VA State Tournament

    Each team must provide a both a Judge and Volunteer for the VA State Tournament to make the tournament work. Judges must attend a training session on Friday night prior to tournament on Saturday to prepare for the tournament. Volunteers assist in performing those jobs necessary to run the tournament smoothly. Advanced training is not required for Volunteers.

    Register a Judge


We offer great opportunities for teams and coaches to learn more about the program. If you find yourself asking “Am I doing this right?” or “Is there more information out there?” then attending one of our workshops maybe helpful to you! We host two coaches training workshops, an In-Depth Workshop to get coaches familiar with the problems, and several spontaneous workshops each year for you and your team started to get started or to continue on your problem solving journey! We know these workshops happen early, so even if your team has not registered for a membership or tournament yet you may still sign up for these events.


NEW Coaches Workshops

We offer a training session that will go through the ins and outs of the program. The training provides in depth information into coaching, dealing with teams, understanding the basics of the program, a guide to layout the year, how a tournament day works, and other questions you might find yourself asking.

Attendance is Encouraged for all NEW Coaches. Click here for the 12/1/21 VOICES Coaches Info Session recording.


In-Depth Workshop

We welcome all coaches to join us for the In-Depth Workshop. This workshop is setup so that coaches get to interact with problem captains in charge of the long term problem judging teams in Georgia. The training provides in-depth information into understanding the basics of the long term problem rules and how they will be enforced on competition day.


Spontaneous Workshops

Each workshop we offer is setup the same so that new and experienced teams can benefit from being exposed to a variety of spontaneous problems. These workshops offer an insight into what the kids will experience at competition day all while having experienced volunteers there to talk with teams and coaches about spontaneous.