Coach the most popular esports games
Guided by a library of training programs built by professional esports coaches and athletes, you can easily coach any game without being an expert. The training programs cover the most popular games and every skill level.
As a coach in middle school, high school, and college, you often have students playing a variety of games at different levels. The esports curriculum on Gameplan has ready-made lessons for the most popular games so you can individualize your esports practices. Each lesson takes approximately 45 minutes and follows the gradual release model.
Example videos from lessons
All lessons are created by professional coaches and players together with experienced educators to fit scholastic esports practices. Here are some examples of what videos inside lessons can look like.
Dribbling is an essential skill in Rocket League to create high-scoring opportunities.
Team and player performance training
Esports training is more than just playing games. Learning how to control your emotions and build a cohesive team is crucial no matter what game your esports club plays.
Value of Leadership
Discipline and Focus
And many more…
Coach games you don't know
Being a coach in scholastic esports often means you have to coach games you're not familiar with. That can be both exciting and challenging, and it's essential to find effective strategies to bridge the knowledge gap. Here are some basics steps to get started:
Learn the basics about each game through tutorials in the games, watching free videos online, or reading the introductory courses on Gameplan.
Find training programs and resources designed to enhance your coaching skills and game knowledge.
Learn from your players. They often have a deep insight into what they need to practice and need your help structuring their thoughts.
Focus on teamwork and communication. Students often practice the mechanics of the games extensively at home, so make the practices in school about teamwork.
Start an esports club at your school
Starting an esports club can have a profound impact on student engagement, mental health, and even academic performance. One of the standout features of esports is its inherent inclusivity. Esports provides a medium that attracts a diverse range of students to participate in organized school activities.
Joining an esports club allows students to make friends who share their interests, gain confidence as part of a team, and develop valuable physical and cognitive skills that extend far beyond the school environment.
Benefits of having an esports program
90% of the students participating in the esports classes had not been involved in extracurricular activities before. Students make new friends and feel a stronger sense of belonging. With 97% of teenagers playing video games, Gameplan has become a way for schools to engage their students and support their interests.