C334 | Esports Leadership, Vision, and Program Development Panel Discussion
- Room: 201
- Session Number: C334
Friday, January 17, 2020: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
This session will take a deep dive into campus esports, as athletic directors, coaches, and other leaders from some of the top K-12 esports programs discuss the details of starting and developing a competitive varsity esports program, from a leadership perspective. Topics will include creating campus interest and developing a proposal to add an esports program; developing a budget; hiring a coaching staff; deciding what games to play; building an arena and purchasing equipment; developing a recruiting and scholarship philosophy; and managing league and tournament play. Note: This session was created in conjunction with program partner, National Association of Esports Coaches and Directors (NAECAD).