Happy Thursday. I hope you had a fantastic long weekend full of rest and recuperation after a very busy start to the year. We are bringing you as Teacher Representatives a weekly digest full of news, tips and tricks to help you and your Youth Esports Club succeed.
Lets get started with the latest news and information:
Youth Esports Club News
Welcome back to the Youth Esports Clubs who have returned for another great year and welcome to the new clubs who have joined the national network. Here are this week’s new Youth Esports Clubs and Teacher Representatives, make sure to say hello:
- South Coast Baptist College, Perth WA – Mr Antony Norris
- Parade College, Bundoora VIC – Mr Dante Gabriele
- St Peter Claver College, Ipswich QLD – Mr Jeremy Impey
- Rockingham Senior High School, Perth WA – Mrs Debbie Rudge
- Australian International Academy, Melbourne VIC – Mr Gokhan Yuksel
- Thornlie Christian College, Perth WA – Mr Gareth Bernard
- Yarra Valley Grammar, Melbourne VIC – Mr Brett Duncan
- Atwell College, Perth WA – Mr Joshua Burrows
We encourage you to connect with other clubs and Teacher Representatives around Australia. It is a great way of sharing ideas, managing student behaviours and organising training sessions with your teams. Flaktest has a dedicated group for Teacher Representatives and Gaming Teachers of Australia (Teachers who teach or who are looking to teach game design and development).
It’s great to see the excitement in your students for their upcoming Term 2 tournaments. If they have not done so already, your students should be completing their student registration forms via the link here: https://www.flaktest.com/registration-form/ and signing up to an esports tournament found here: https://www.flaktest.com/esports/ . Student lists and roles will be sent to you and other Teacher Representatives at the end of this month (March).
Important: Flaktest is offering one Term 2 Tournament FREE with the coupon code FG2019 at checkout. This offer will close at the end of March. We would love it if you shared the code with other schools looking to start a club and get their students active in their school community through esports.
Team captain and club leadership nominations
One of the new features we are excited to share is the leadership roles that are now open for your Youth Esports Club in 2019. These leadership roles are perfect opportunities to recognise the gifts and talents of your students and provide particular students with intrinsic and extrinsic motivators to bring about a positive change in their personal and academic outcomes. Each Youth Esports team will need to elect a Captain and each Youth Esports Club may opt-in to elect a leadership team. Roles and responsibilities for the leadership team for 2019 are, but are not limited too:
- Youth Esports Club President
- Represent the club in an official student capacity
- Organise and operate each Youth Esports Club meeting alongside the Teacher Representative and student leadership team
- Create communications and develop positive relationships with other Youth Esports Clubs
- Manage the student operations alongside the Vice-President and Team Manager
- Youth Esports Club Vice-President
- Assist the Youth Esports Club President across all responsibilities
- Represent the club in an official student capacity in the stead of the elected Youth Esports Club President
- Youth Esports Club Team Manager
- Assist the Youth Esports Club President across team related responsibilities
- Manage and deliver match fixtures, details and important updates to Team Captains
- Assist in organising training sessions and Flaktest Intra-school ‘mini’ tournaments.
As stated above, Captains are required for each time and the Youth Esports Club leadership team is an opt-in program in 2019, though we can say that the assistance is invaluable. Team Captains can complete their Team Captain forms via the link here: https://www.flaktest.com/team-nomination-form/. Leadership forms and further information will be available from Wednesday, March 13th.
That’s a wrap for this week. Stay tuned for more information, including how to run your first Youth Esports Club meeting next week.
The Flaktest Gaming team