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Assemble your Esports Training Plan using Modules

19 Jan 2024

We at ECA strive to bring you and your trainees the best content possible for your youth esports programs. Now, at the start of 2024, we are introducing Modules to take our content and your training experience to the next level.

How to Get Started as an Esports Coach.

20 Jun 2023

So, you've got your eyes set on the dynamic and exhilarating world of competitive gaming? Whether you're a passionate gamer or looking to explore a new frontier, becoming an esports coach is an exciting journey that can lead to a fulfilling career. In this article, we'll delve into the steps you can take to kickstart your path to becoming an esports coach.

Esports & Parenting: How to Support Your Child's Gaming Passion.

29 May 2023

Video games are a huge industry with about 3.09 billion active players worldwide, with 618 million players under 18 years old. Esports have, in turn, increased in popularity and become a more viable future professional opportunity for children. You might be one of many parents struggling to find ways to support their child’s gaming hobby, not for lack of trying but for lack of understanding the different ways to connect with your child and their hobby. 

How ECA's Esports Coaching Certification Can Help You Succeed.

24 May 2023

“All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and somebody who believes in them.” – Magic Johnson In the context of esports, that "somebody" is a coach. A coach plays a critical role in the success of a youth program. A good coach can help players develop into better individuals, set and achieve goals, have fun, and build connections with their teammates. In fact, studies have shown that coaches who prioritize player development over winning produce athletes who are more motivated, confident, and have higher self-esteem.

Esports & Parenting: How to Help Your Child Control & Understand Their Emotions.

21 May 2023

We at the ECA fully understand how important it is for children to be able to control and understand their emotions. Staying calm during a stressful situation can greatly affect performance and the game's outcomes, whether they win or lose. There are certain tools you can teach your child to handle stressful or agitating situations better.

Top 3 Ways for Structuring Your Youth Esports Program.

20 May 2023

If you're thinking about starting a youth esports program, there are many different ways to structure it. You could offer multi-month semesters, multi-week courses, or shorter boot camps with longer sessions. You can tailor your program to meet the interests and preferences of your community's kids. To make the most of your business while meeting customer needs, you'll need to balance different program types and services.

Tips to Become a Great Youth Esports Coach.

9 May 2023

In the past four years, the Icelandic grassroots youth esports scene has gone through tremendous changes, where kids are now pursuing their gaming hobby in structured environments. Today about 3,000 kids practice esports weekly in a gaming arena or at a local sports club. These weekly training sessions are led by esports coaches who teach kids of all ages and skill levels how to improve in the game they are passionate about, along with improving their physical fitness and cognitive skills.

Esports & Parenting: How to Help Your Child Navigate Gamer Toxicity

2 May 2023

Toxic gamer behavior, also known as gamer toxicity, has been present in gaming culture since before the internet era. It refers to negative attitudes and aggressive behavior displayed by some players.