The esports learning never stops! Coming this Summer 2019, NASEF will be hosting three online scholastic esports academies to empower our community to learn, grow and thrive! Our academies are multi-day learning opportunities including presentations, group activities, and special guests! To learn more, review the information below! Once you are ready to submit your application for any of the three academies, you may visit this page

Summer 2019 Online Scholastic Esports Academies:

  • Coaching Academy for Advisors and Educators - 06/24/19 - 06/28/19
  • Tournament Organizing for Students - 07/15/19 - 07/19/19
  • Coaching Academy for Students - 07/22/19 - 07/26/19
There is no cost to apply or attend. All of our Scholastic Esports Academies are FREE.

Coaching for Advisors and Educators

Our Online Scholastic Esports Academy: Coaching for Advisors and Educators is open to active General Managers and other interested faculty members of a high school community or community-based organization. Led by coaches from NASEF and powered by program partner Connected Camps, our academy uses a train-the-trainer model to prepare aspiring esports coaches to support their NASEF clubs and players. Participants in the academy will learn best practices in esports coaching, from strategies for working with youth in an esports setting to developing productive practice and training sessions using scrims, VOD review, and other techniques. The academy will also help new coaches learn the ins and outs of running tournaments, giving feedback, and supporting youth in social emotional learning online.

You will learn valuable skills, such as how to:

  • Train competitive team within clubs for league competition
  • Reinforce and model league values/pillars and club charter
  • Assist general manager in the selection of players for the competitive team
  • Manage scrimmage schedule for team
  • Communicating training and scrimmage schedule with GM
  • Understand all league rules and regulations, and assure compliance and consistency among athletes
  • Support players in creating and tracking individual and team goals
  • Provide high quality feedback and mentorship to the team
  • Develop an inclusive culture of constructive reflective practice with the team
  • Support teams in dealing with conflict in a positive and constructive way

KEY DATES

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Coaching for Advisors and Educators academy application process opens.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Coaching for Advisors and Educators academy application process closes.

All applications must be received by 5:00pm PT | 6:00pm MT | 7:00pm CT | 8:00pm ET.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Notifications sent to all applicants.

All applicants will receive final notification by 12:00pm PT | 1:00pm MT | 2:00pm CT | 8:00pm 

Monday, June 24 to Friday, June 28, 2019

Coaching for Advisors and Educators academy dates.

This academy's sessions occur daily and are 1.5 hours, beginning promptly at 9:00am PT | 10:00am MT | 11:00am CT | 12:00pm ET.

  • Any adult currently employed by a high school or community-based organization is eligible to submit an application
    • Given limited availability, priority will be given to adults affiliated with an active NASEF club
  • Individuals are required to identify their affiliation with a high school or community-based organization, confirming their club’s status with NASEF (not active, pending, or activated)
  • Individuals must have access to an email account for:
    • Zoom registration, to attend virtual sessions
    • Discord account registration, to follow with an invitation to the private communication server
    • Google Drive, to access and create collaborative materials
  • A pair of headphones and microphone is recommended for communication with the class

Ready to Apply?


Tournament Organizing for Students

This week-long learning experience for high school students takes the elements and strength of our in-person camps (formerly in collaboration with program partner UCI Esports) and brings them online! NASEF’s Tournament Organizing for Students academy is open to high school students looking to learn the ins and outs of the esports ecosystem across four sectors: Organizers, Entrepreneurs, Strategists, and Content Creators. By the end of the the summer academy, students will be able to develop a tournament of their own for their high school or community-based organization!

During this Academy, you will:

  • Connect with a community of esports enthusiasts and professionals
  • Participate in an organized 5-day event made up of special guests, expert facilitators, hands on workshops and small group discussions
  • Access to open Q&A sessions with your favorite facilitators throughout the week
  • Develop a collaborative capstone project of your choice that you can implement on your high school or community-based organizations campus

KEY DATES

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Tournament Organizing for Students academy application process opens.

Friday, June 28, 2019

 

Tournament Organizing for Students academy application process closes.

All applications must be received by 5:00pm PT | 6:00pm MT | 7:00pm CT | 8:00pm ET.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Notifications sent to all applicants.

Monday, July 15 to Friday, July 19, 2019

Tournament Organizing for Students academy dates.

This academy's sessions occur daily beginning promptly at 9:00am PT | 10:00am MT | 11:00am CT | 12:00pm ET.

 

  • NASEF participation is open to high school students, as defined by being a 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade student for the 2019-2020 academic year
  • The high school student must submit completed NASEF General Liability, Media Release, and necessary acknowledgement forms
  • Individuals are required to identify their affiliation with a high school or community-based organization, confirming their club’s status with NASEF (not active, pending, or activated)
  • Individuals must have access to an email account for:
    • Zoom registration, to attend virtual sessions
    • Discord account registration, to follow with an invitation to the private communication server
    • Google Drive, to access and create collaborative materials
  • A pair of headphones and microphone is recommended for communication with the class

Daily Agenda

  • 9:00am - 11:00am - Topic Session
  • 11:00am - 11:15am - Q&A with facilitators/speakers
  • 11:15am - 11:30am - Break
  • 11:30am - 1:30pm - Group Working Sessions

Schedule (subject to change)

  • Monday - Event Management
  • Tuesday - Building A Brand
  • Wednesday - Content Creation
  • Thursday - Player Management
  • Friday - Capstone Presentations

Ready to Apply?


Coaching for Students

Our Online Scholastic Esports Academy: Coaching for Students is open to students and other interested members of a school community or community-based organization. Led by coaches from NASEF in partnership with program partner Connected Camps, our academy is designed to prepare aspiring esports coaches to support their NASEF teammates and peers. Participants in the academy will learn best practices in esports coaching, from managing toxicity and tilt to developing productive practice and training sessions using scrims, VOD review, and other techniques. The academy will also help new coaches learn the ins and outs of running tournaments, giving feedback, and supporting their peers.

You will learn valuable skills, such as how to:

  • Train competitive team within clubs for league competition
  • Reinforce and model league values/pillars and club charter
  • Assist general manager in the selection of players for the competitive team
  • Manage scrimmage schedule for team
  • Communicating training and scrimmage schedule with GM
  • Understand all league rules and regulations, and assure compliance and consistency among athletes
  • Support players in creating and tracking individual and team goals
  • Provide high quality feedback and mentorship to the team
  • Develop an inclusive culture of constructive reflective practice with the team
  • Support teams in dealing with conflict in a positive and constructive way

KEY DATES

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Coaching for Students academy application process opens.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Coaching for Students academy application process closes.

All applications must be received by 5:00pm PT | 6:00pm MT | 7:00pm CT | 8:00pm ET.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Notifications sent to all applicants.

All applicants will receive final notification by 12:00pm PT | 1:00pm MT | 2:00pm CT | 8:00pm 

Monday, July 22 to Friday, July 26, 2019

Coaching for Advisors and Educators academy dates.

This academy's sessions occur daily and are 1.5 hours, beginning promptly at 9:00am PT | 10:00am MT | 11:00am CT | 12:00pm ET.

  • Participation is open to high school students, as defined by being a 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade student for the 2019-2020 academic year.
  • The high school student must submit completed NASEF General Liability, Media Release, and necessary acknowledgement forms.
  • Individuals are required to identify their affiliation with a high school or community-based organization, confirming their club’s status with NASEF (not active, pending, or activated)
  • Individuals must have access to an email account for:
    • Zoom registration, to attend virtual sessions
    • Discord account registration, to follow with an invitation to the private communication server
    • Google Drive, to access and create collaborative materials
  • A pair of headphones and microphone is recommended for communication with the class

Ready to Apply?


Featured Speakers

Gregory “Gmoney” Boehm

University of Michigan – Class of 2016 Environmental Science

"My name is Gregory and I was born and raised in Santa Monica, CA. I have a background in science education and I currently produce and edit esports videos for a small website. Overwatch has been my favorite game for the past two years, and I am very excited to be able to combine my love of teaching with my love of Overwatch."

Coaching Academy for Educators
Coaching Academy for Students

Ryan “Scrubz” Hoskins

Tampa, FL- University of South Florida History & Political Science

"I love Overwatch and have been playing soccer competitively for most of my life. Bringing my passions for teaching, sports (or in this case, eSports!), and Overwatch together seems to be a dream come true."

Coaching Academy for Educators