Esports coaching is a rewarding and exciting career. For those hoping to get involved in the esports coaching scene, it may take some time to climb the ladder, but with a little bit of grit and determination, it’s definitely possible.
There are many different ways to get involved in esports coaching because there are many different levels of esports coaching to work within. Coaches can work in the youth or scholastic esports space, the private coaching space, for a collegiate esports team, or they can train professionals. Each level or type of coaching requires a different trajectory or process to succeed, but the general idea for each is the same. There are some general tips to keep in mind when you are looking to get started in esports coaching that will ring true no matter what level you are hoping to get involved in.
Like other competitive industries, the esports industry is tough to break into. It may be easy to feel like quitting or giving up, but staying positive and persistent is important. You know what they say: Rome wasn’t built in a day (and neither was an esports coach).
Because there are so many coaches out there looking for work, you will likely get rejected from a coaching gig, and you will probably be rejected many times. There may be some employers that you do not even hear back from. If you don’t have this experience, you are one of the lucky ones.
Regardless of what you experience when applying for coaching jobs, you have to keep pushing forward. Persistence in the esports industry is key. Your first coaching job may launch an illustrious coaching career, and you will never know if you do not keep trying.