Science Olympiad Invitational Tournaments allow Science Olympiad teams to participate in tournaments that do not impact regional or state advancement or rankings, but are often used as tryouts for team members and as preparation for teams that compete in regional, state or national tournaments. 

Across the country, many middle and high schools host these events to give teams a chance to perfect their devices, get a feel for the difficulty level of tests and labs, and see a real tournament in action. Sometimes, just being there to observe gives a coach the inside track to better coach a Science Olympiad team. Every little bit of context helps!

Upcoming Invitationals for the 2022-2023 Season

2022 Kentuckiana Invitational

Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022

Location: The J. Graham Brown School; 546 S. First St.; Louisville, KY 40202

Organizer: Mike Moreland, Science Olympiad Louisville Regional Director;

Learn more and register today!

Centre College Invitational

Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023

Location: Centre College; 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422

Organizer: Patrick Nelson, Centre College Student and Science Olympiad Alumnus

Learn more and register today!

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