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WHY START AN ESPORTS CLUB FOR YOUR STUDENTS?

June 15, 2018

ESPORTS AND GAME CLUBS ARE A GREAT WAY TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH FUN, COMPETITIVE, AND REWARDING EXPERIENCES THAT ARE AN ALTERNATIVE TO TRADITIONAL ACTIVITIES AND SPORTS.

 

WHY CREATE A GAMING CLUB:

  • Colleges across the country are starting to recognize the advantages and offer esports scholarships

  • NACE (National Association of Collegiate Esports) 

  • Build student relationships and confidence

  • Provide a safe & social place to play

  • Provide an outlet for students that aren’t interested in traditional sports

  • Break down barriers between different groups of students

  • Encourage collaboration and build problem-solving skills

  • Prepare students for the increasingly digital world around them

  • Apply gaming lessons in real life, such as perseverance, teamwork, and decision making

  • Encourage students to improve or maintain good grades so they can participate in gaming clubs

Gaming clubs develop both academic and social skills in students. As an example, most games require the ability to make quick calculations and decisions based on logic, which expands math skills. In addition, the imagination is nurtured in role-playing games, which can improve creative writing skills.

 

HOW TO START A GAMING CLUB:

 

Step 1: WHERE & WHEN

Find a location and a time slot that is available. If your school doesn’t have a space available, consider asking your local library, community centers, society halls (that may belong to other organizations), recreation centers, churches or other religious institutions, or even gaming stores.

 

Step 2: WHO

It is important to involve family and friends, administration and IT support, students, fellow teachers, and parents. Set up a discussion or survey to discuss interest levels and participation.

 

Step 3: WHAT

Discuss the games that will be played during gaming club. Here are a few examples of games that are both school-friendly and have a large player base that many members of the club may play: