School Approved Coach/Director
Each program needs at least one school approved coordinator.
IAHSEA requires each participating school to have a coordinator approved by the administration/school board to participate
The coordinator will be in charge of communication with the IAHSEA as well as communication between other IAHSEA members.
The coordinator is expected to supervise all competitions as well as plan and organize practice schedules.
Expectations of the Designated Esports Coordinator (DEC) can be found in this document
Recruiting Team Members
Survey students to decide what games your district should offer.
Host open game times for students to play with others.
Have a meeting or announcement to explain to students what esports are. (any video game, individual or team, console or PC, that students can compete in)
At the meeting discuss the program’s norms and expectations. (This may be the first experience for many of the students involved)
Official Expectations of an IAHSEA Student-Athlete can be found in this document
Identify the practice/competition space as well as equipment
This step will vary greatly by district.
We have links to individual schools’ testimonials listed on the FAQ page as a guide depending on the district’s needs.
Also please reach out to the IAHSEA, we are glad to help!
There will be a number of factors that will set the schedule
Number of games the program is competing in
Practice space availability
The number of students participating will also affect your teams
Is there a JV roster?
How does your program distinguish JV and varsity?
Links to signup, find info for season/games (IAHSEA walk-through)
Contact Us for more information!
Enter team rosters
Season schedule - can be found on the DEC Dashboards and are published on each game's page.
Standings - can be found on each game's page.