The Houston Regional Director maintains a Coaches' Mailing list each year and sends regular information to Coaches. This helps coaches stay focus on the current priorities and deadlines. Sign-up here to receive newsletters and pre-register for coach training.
Here are some resources to help you understand the basics. Of course, reading the "Program Guide" is a must for all coaches, new and experienced alike as things do change from year to year.
Coaching a Team
Forming a Team
The Team Parents
How Do Teams Compete?
The Odyssey of the Mind 2018 Program Guide. This is updated each year. Please read it.
The Coaches' Handbook (Updated for 2017). This is good reference guide that helps beginner and experienced coaches go through the process of coaching a team. Feedback is welcome!
The Buddy Coach Program. Where coaches "mentor" newer or inexperienced coaches. You are not alone!