WF Coach Binder

Updated 05/23/17
Here is the list of all informational documents:
Some documents are large. We recommend that you download/save documents first, before you open them. 

1. Documents in Advancing Team Packet (ATP) in a combined PDF, handed out at to teams after the State Award ceremony in a yellow envelope. Here is the electronic format, please share with team parents. No change was made to this document, if you have already have it in print.

2. List of documents from your TX Odyssey support team that you need to download/print and take with you to World Finals in a coach binder. Some are large documents, we recommend that you download to your PC first and then open locally:


  • At team check-in, you will receive your dorm and meal plan information, as well as tickets for all events. Also a tournament program which includes a venue and local shuttle map. We have compiled a preview full site map for your convenience.
    New this year, in addition to the venue list published here: they have provided for each venue a document named “Competition Site Layout”. It is a floorplan that includes props storage, team check-in, audience entrance, etc. Please print it ahead of time for your venue. 
  • Matrix of Howdy Assignments for each team ( final here v.3 05/20/17). Please verify your team's long term and spontaneous schedule. In case of discrepancy, the correct competition time is what is published at the national Odyssey of the Mind web page.
  • Howdy and Volunteer schedule by team (final here v.3 05/22/17) in legal size (8.5 x 14"), or the same document in Ledger size (11x17") if your team has been assigned a Buddy team. This Extended Schedule includes your competition schedule, volunteer slot, Howdy assignments, and for those who have a Buddy team, the schedule of your buddy team. 
  • List of WF team contacts (emailed directly to coaches). This includes emergency contacts for our TX Officials in Lansing. We are your support team so feel free to contact us for any need, whether minor or critical.
    Also, please contact Judy Moore for any team emergency of any kind, as well as questions about event tickets (extras for teams, sharing, swapping).
  • Please print the WF T-shirt guide in order to verify which T-shirt is worn when.  Also print our FAQ web page about various events. This contains description and meeting points for each parade.
  • For your Howdy, you can print the Problem Synopses. You will be watching teams performing different problems. 
  • The TX booth at the Creativity Festival will follow the CF opening hours however, due to CCI restrictions, TX pins will not be available for sale or pick-up at the booth this year. We will leave the remaining inventory and last minute deals online here from 5/21 onwards. Payment by credit card ONLY. Once you place an order, you can pick-up at WF daily early morning or late evening at the Kellog Conference Center or you can arrange a one-on-one pick-up at WF with Gaby Wannall (see contacts list for texting).  


Please bring back team pictures to share. We would love to also post a link to your team solution if you publish it (AFTER World Finals). We welcome your feedback as a new or experienced team to help next year's teams.

Wishing you all the very best for your final Odyssey of the Mind experience in 2017.

The World Finals Committee

Gaby Wannall,
Judy Moore,
Lilian Wannall