Coach Update

11/11/20

Our annual Coaches’ Meeting will be this Saturday, November 14, 2020 from 10am to 12pm. The information will be for Division B & C coaches about our Regional Tournament on February 27, 2021. Division A information will be coming out soon. In preparation for our meeting, please register your school at https://scilympiad.com/socal if you have not done so. We will be talking about the features of this site at the meeting. Also, please complete the survey before the meeting; the link is on the agenda emailed to you.

11/2/20

Virtual Country-wide Scilympiad Practice 2 (Mini SO)

December 19, 2020

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM PST (No testing blocks)

Registration opens November 23, 2020 at 8:00 AM PST

https://scilympiad.com/sopractice

10/21/20

Registration for this year’s tournament has begun. This year’s virtual Mini Tournament for Divisions B & C will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2021. Division A Mini Tournament will be held at a later date.

Registration will close on Friday, January 29, 2021. Register at https://scilympiad.com/social

Events are being modified to accommodate the virtual platform. Event information can be found at https://wwwsocalscioly.org/. “Codebusters” will replace “Game On” in both regional and state tournaments.

Our annual Coaches’ Meeting will be held on Saturday, November 14 from 10am-12pm. Please send any questions you may have so we can have answers ready for you at that time. As we receive information on workshops and event updates, we will continue to send them out to you.

The awards ceremony will be held on March 6, 2021. Medals and trophies will be sent to the head coach after that date.

If you would like to be removed from our mailing list, or know of someone who should be added, please let us know.

9/12/20

Welcome back to the start of another school year! Registration for Science Olympiad is now open (https://scilympiad.com/socal) and we have some exciting news to share:

· To accommodate distance learning, all Regional Tournaments and the State Tournament in Southern California this year will follow the Mini Science Olympiad model where students compete from home.

· To support our teams, we have lowered the membership dues to $260 per team.

· To accommodate more students who will not be able to participate in their normal extracurricular activities, we have removed the limit on the number of teams per school that can participate at our tournament.

The 2020-2021 Official rules are now available for free at http://store.soinc.org/. We will be announcing the events for our tournaments after reviewing the alternate events recommended by the National Science Olympiad.

Resources:

New Coaches Google Group: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/scienceolympiadcoaches

Scioly.org Student Forum and Sample Tests: https://scioly.org/

New Scioly.org Student Discord Discussion Chat: https://scioly.org/chat.php?r=scilympiad

Don’t forget to also sign up for the following:

BEARSO Invitational (https://scilympiad.com/bearso) on Sat, Oct 10: Invitational Tournaments are practices for your teams and do not have impact on Regional or State standing. This invitational is run by alumni and National Event Supervisors and it’s a great way to find out what tournaments will look like this year.

MySO (https://www.soinc.org/myso): a 9-month, calendar-based set of activities and tests to keep individual students engaged in Science Olympiad at home, at school and afterschool. Students participate in the team tournament concurrently with MySO.

Online Coaching Workshop Series:

The National Science Olympiad Office will be hosting an 8-hour Online Coaching Workshop Series that will run on 4 Saturdays this fall (9/19, 9/26, 10/17, 10/24). Registration is $100 and is available at https://store.soinc.org/us/Workshops/c/3266?resetallfilter=1