Esports General Manager Certification

Are you ready to start an esports club? Looking to grow esports on campus or in a community based-organization?
Follow this 8 step course to become certified as a NASEF General Manager and get your Scholastic Esports Club started today!

8 Steps to Starting an Esports Club

Esports Coaching Certification

Whether you work for a middle school, high school, college, or recreational organization, this course will walk you through everything you need to know to launch, grow, and evolve your very own esports program. 

Level Up Your Esports Coaching

Chris Aviles
Founder, Garden State Esports

"NASEF and Skillshot have put together a practical, useful certification course that is grounded in practice. No matter where you are on your esports journey, you will leave with a bunch of ideas and best practices you can immediately implement into your esports community."

Angelique Gianas
English Teacher, Helix Charter High School

"The NASEF x Skillshot Coaching Certification course is full of resources for those looking to start and/or grow their esports program and community. Taking this course will not just grow your knowledge of the esports ecosystem; it will inspire you to build a meaningful experience for your students to explore their passions."

Esports General Manager Certification

Learn the 8 steps to success to starting an esports club in your community

Join Kevin Brown, a licensed CTE instructor (high school and college), mentor teacher, accomplished linguist and Chief Academic Officer of NASEF to understand the fundamental steps to starting an esports club at your school or community-based organization.  These 8 Steps have been used by over 3000+ scholastic esports clubs around the world.

Course Lessons:

  • Step 1: Identify a General Manager
  • Step 2: Conduct a Pre-enrollment Member Survey
  • Step 3: Hold a Parent Information Session
  • Step 4: Collect Names for the Initial Club Roster
  • Step 5: Convene the First Club Meeting
  • Step 6: Set the Cadence for Club Meetings and Play
  • Step 7: Practice & Compete - Start Small
  • Step 8: Continue Outreach & Development Activities


Esports Coaching Certification

A course for aspiring and established esports coaches and educators

It's no secret that esports affords students with many of the discipline and team-building benefits that comes with a traditional sport. This program will walk you through everything you need to know if you want to make sure you're building a new program the right way or if you need some support in your existing program.

Take a look at what you'll learn:

  • Module 1: Esports 101 - The Current State of a Growing Industry 
  • Module 2: Roles and Responsibilities of an Esports Coach 
  • Module 3: How to Build an Esports Team
  • Module 4: Essential Equipment for Managing a Team
  • Module 5: Learning the Game
  • Module 6: Establishing a Culture of Good Sportsmanship
  • Module 7: Planning a Live Esports Competition
  • Module 8: Maximizing the Potential of Your Esports Athletes 
  • Module 9: Leveling Up Your Esports Organization and Your Capabilities as a Coach
  • Module 10 & 11: Final Assessment & Course Wrap-Up

Featuring Professionals, Educators, and Subject-Matter Experts

  • Todd Harris, CEO Skillshot & Ghost Gaming, Chair NASEF & Atlanta Esports Alliance
  • Nabil Ismail, President of Skillshot, CTO NASEF
  • Gerald Solomon, Executive Director NASEF / Education Commissioner IESF
  •  Jorrel Batac, Chief Operating Officer / Director, Scholastic Fellow Program NASEF
  • Kevin Brown, Chief Academic Officer / Director of Global Education & Training NASEF
  • Yoichi Hosoi-san, Executive Vice President, JHSEF / Former Board Member NASEF
  • Bethany Pyles, Director of Coaching & Student Development NASEF / Head of Coaching C9TG
  • D'mitri Shan, Event Producer Skillshot
  • Kat De Shields-Moon, Public Relations Skillshot
  • Dr. Joey Gawrysiak, Director of Esports Shenandoah University
  • Peter "sLainy" Sarvari, SMITE Coach Ghost Gaming
  • Austen Roberts, Executive Producer Skillshot
  • Mark Deppe, Director UCI Esports
  • Dr. Chris "Doc" Haskell, Head Coach and Director Varsity Esports Boise State University

Get the Knowledge You Need to Build Your Esports Program

8 Steps to Starting an Esports Club
Level Up Your Esports Coaching

Expert Interviews

We spoke with leaders and innovators in the education, sports & esports industry to give you relevant insights on esports in education.

 Earn a Certificate

Once you successfully complete the program, you'll receive a certificate from Skillshot Academy stating you know the fundamental components of developing and implementing an esports program. 

Learn at Your Own Pace

Take the time you need to complete the course, and access the content in video or written form.