Why do I need a coach?
Coaches are the nucleus of any sports program. Experienced mentorship makes all the difference in the longevity and success of an esports program, and having a coach that understands the way a game is played at the highest level can be the deciding factor on whether or not the school team will have access to scholarships and varsity eligibility.
Coaching also ensures lower forfeiture rates, as players will not only feel more confident about their ability to compete but it’ll also raise the level of accountability; players won’t want to let down a coach that truly cares about their progress.
Not only can a coach bring structure and effectiveness to a program, but they can also bring fun and excitement to players who are eager to show off their knowledge and skills - a good coach knows how to encourage both skillful play and the enjoyment of the game.
A strategically placed coach can also take the load off of faculty members who may already have a number of responsibilities to juggle and have very little knowledge of how the games are played - how would you feel about being part of a football team being run by the librarian? Or a regional chess team being mentored by the bus driver? This can be an awkward situation for sponsors, players and even parents who’ll want to know more about how these programs are being executed.
If you’re interested in finding out more about Vanta’s coaching solutions, book a meeting today to take the first step to leveling up your game.