Coach Checklist - Get Your Program Started
Implement your esports program with 5 easy steps. Use this list to get your program started.
Step 1: Sign up on PlayVS
Sign up at PlayVS.com and create an account.
Provide your email and contact information.
Schedule a call with a PlayVS representative. Invite key stakeholders.
Step 2: Get your Administration’s Approval
Meet with your admin and provide justification for an esports program.
Designate a place and time to compete.
Check school calendars for schedule conflicts.
Step 3: Connect with your IT Department
Provide the school’s IP public address.
Unblock the games in the internet filter and firewall.
Download and install games.
Plan for weekly game updates throughout the season.
Provide match schedule and location to your IT department.
Step 4: Determine your Program’s Capacity
Host an interest meeting. Establish the number of players for each esport.
Determine the number of computers. Consider your space and IT capabilities.
Recruit assistant coaches and determine coach schedules and roles.
Step 5: Build your Program
Host tryouts to determine teams and student leaders.
Start fundraising for new equipment or jerseys.
Make announcements on social media and during morning announcements.
Display flyers with game information.
Invite and verify players and coaches on PlayVS.com.
Coach Checklist - Get Ready to Compete
After you complete the 5 steps, you can take your program to the next level. Use this list to enhance your esports program.
Step 1: Onboard Players and Create Teams
Help all players create and connect PlayVS accounts
Review in-game names for appropriateness
Assign player esports
Add players to rosters
Step 2: Additional Steps to Consider
Review PlayVS rulebooks and resources
Register PlayVS as a vendor for purchase orders if needed
Collect equipment including computers and peripherals
Connect your Discord account to PlayVS
Complete school profile and add a school logo
Level Up Your Program
Contact local press about your new program
Encourage local and rival schools to build their own programs
Host mini tournaments
Analyze gameplay and matches
Pair new players with veteran players for mentorship
Scrimmage against other schools to practice different strategies
Host a parent night or esports night
Connect with our mailing list and socials
Student Leadership and Management Teams
Graphic design - esports logo/website
Apparel design - jersey design
Streaming and broadcasting - host and cast games
Social media managers