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I love Annabel's philosophy on how to engage and manage commitments, well said
To all attendees - please feel free to add questions in the chat! We'll collect them and we'll open it up for QA at the end to all our panelists!
Any great ideas for recruiting remotely? That's been the biggest challenge since going remote. Word of mouth is slowly producing a trickle of kids but it's not the same as club rush, canvasing, media bulletins, etc.
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There are some great resources available for games + esports and mental health, like TakeThis and YouAreRAD
Sports psych getting into collegiate esports could be really big, player mental feels like a roller coaster sometimes.
Games Hotline is another great resouce.
Burnout is a very real risk. Trying to talk about burnout online is very challenging, I'd be interesting in strategies you've used not only to manage burnout but recognize it during the pandemic.
We will be discussing health in gaming including mental health in our next Coach Clinics.
What titles do you guys have in your programs?
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Thank you Zack!
My brother just started at UCF! I'll send him your way.
Arkansas gets plenty hot too though!
have em play The Forest!
Jackbox Games has some group games
I have been running a DnD campaign with our main LoL team
Very fun teambuilding
@Christian Ramos and other new coaches: https://sites.google.com/view/esportscoachtraining/home
If your players are exposed to each other socially, they can't be toxic or have as much drama - it helps foster friendship and open honesty
Here's a bunch of one-stop-shop resources, including how to address that question and promote to parents, admin, etc.
I meant more in terms of involvement, the student can take classes online but esports internationally is more difficult when they are on 200 ping.
Jordan, unfortunately that's just the way it is.
We cant control ping issues, so from a competitive standpoint there isn't much to be done.
Jordan, you have to make that call based on pro/cons. Is their ping over their talent worth it?
I think you can approach the student about an involvement piece like student working remote, if you can find meaningful work.
Do your homework on games! But also lean into being passionate
The main thing we have thought of is seeing if he is interested in coaching, since he is a fairly high elo player.
That's a decent alternative - giving a student a way to participate will help them to stay involved and invested
Yeah that's our goal, keep the player involved until they can get here in person.
theres a few hah
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I think we still only had like 10-12 hours a week during height of CLoL
We probably hit closer to 20 during CLoL
student-run programs are usually a little more loose with mandated hours
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Thank you so much for this
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