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.
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)
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
- Student availability
- 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?