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PlayVS Academy

Our educational hub is designed to arm coaches with the skills and knowledge required to build and grow esports programs at high schools around the country. Whether you're new to esports or leading a thriving program, we've got content that's right for you.

Get Your Knowledge Up

Our four courses cover everything from coaching fundamentals and game specifics, to play and program growth. We're constantly adding more courses and resources to help esports coaches (and their programs!) thrive, so check back often and let us know if there's anything specific you'd like to see.

Coaching Fundamentals

This audio/video series lays down the fundamentals required to become the best esports coach possible. It features scripted audio and testimonials from PlayVS Super Coaches — Matt James from Washington D.C. and Justin Tolbert from Alabama — based on their coaching experience.

Coaching Esports

Each game has its own nuances and meta strategies. To help, we connected with content creators who specialize in each of the titles we offer on our platform to help pprovide new coaches with a solid foothold towards understanding each one.

Student Management

From match days to growth plans to non-player roles, our coaches and experts from around the country dish out insights, experiences, and truth about how to best serve the players in your program.

Growing Your Program

From raising funds to connecting with other coaches, we cover the next steps required to take your esports program from merely functional to the envy of all others.

Benefits of Certification

The goal of PlayVS Academy is to help coaches build a thriving esports program from the ground up. Our resources come from the experiences and insights of former educators, coaches, and esports professionals, as well as interviews with dozens of current coaches around the country.

Your Level 1 certification is proof of your ability to coach an esports team on PlayVS.