NASEF Club Eligibility

Uncategorized Mar 05, 2022

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NASEF's model of developing an esports club is critical in enhancing student engagement beyond those on a competitive team.

By providing students with a variety of opportunities, clubs are able to nurture growth and give experiences applicable to the esports industry and many other fields.

This isn't just about developing better gamers--it's about cultivating the potential of all students to help them learn, grow, and thrive!

Club Eligibility

All middle and high schools and community-based organizations located in North America and around the globe are eligible to sign-up to become a “Club” within the North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF).

How Do We Define School or Community-Based Organization?

Middle and High Schools Around the World

Schools that serve students from U.S. grade 6-12 (or international equivalent), including private, public, charter, college-preparatory, homeschool, and virtual recognized by their State or local governing Board of Education. All participating students must be at least 13 years of age.

Community-Based Organizations Around the World  

According to 20 U.S.C.A.  § 7801(6), the term “community-based organization” means “a public or private nonprofit organization of demonstrated effectiveness that:

  1. is representative of a community or significant segments of a community; and
  2. provides educational or related services to individuals in the community.”  

Examples of community-based organizations may include but are not limited to:

  • Public libraries
  • Youth development programs (Girl Scouts, YMCA, Boys & Girls Clubs, 4-H, etc.)
  • Faith-based organizations (churches, synagogues, etc.)
  • STEM rich institutions (museums, planetariums, etc.)
  • Associations (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Community Nonprofit Associations, etc.)

Public and private nonprofit organizations are subject to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. (26 U.S.C.A. § 501(C)(3) if located in the United States, or similar local statute and regulation.

Community-Based Organizations serving students from U.S. grade 6 – 12 (or international equivalent) are eligible to participate. All participating students must be at least 13 years of age.


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