Who is the General Manager?

In the context of the Federation, an advisor who works in an advisory capacity is called a General Manager (GM).  GMs play a vital role in the Federation and are not required to have expertise in the game being played.  As the GM, you will be the adult responsible for supervising a group of students and provide the management necessary to make sure that all of the moving parts of the team are connecting.  All GMs must be under the employment of the school district or the community-based organization, or otherwise approved by the Board of Trustees (within their country, state or municipality).  

General Managers (GMs) have the following responsibilities:

  • Participate in one of two orientation events that provide an overview of the federation, club cultivation, competition, curriculum, coaching and more. 
  • Facilitate the creation of a club charter, following the processes described at the orientation event and included within your GM toolkit.
  • Collect and organize all student and parent forms. The student and parent packet will require you to verify their initial eligibility for club participation.
  • Commit to supervising one club meeting each week.
  • Provide feedback that can be used for development of the Federation.
  • Work with site administration or executive director to find a new General Manager, in cases where you are no longer able to serve. Identify additional General Managers who can additionally support the club.
  • If the NASEF club opts to participate in the competitive league, the GM will additionally:
    • Commit to supervising one 2-hour practice each week;
    • Commit to attending and supervising students at Federation weekly matches;
    • Commit to attending and supervising students at Federation competitions;
    • Consult with the virtual coach, as needed, with respect to players and team dynamics; and
    • Verify player eligibility at the outset of the competitive league and before any Federation competitions

Meet Tiffany Bui, Biology Teacher and General Manager

On top of being AP teacher at our school, she takes the time to stay after school for our games and practices. On top of this, she is always monitoring us during practices and our games. She always communicates to us whenever we have to schedule a match the second that schedules are released. Without her, our team wouldn't have been as successful.
- From High School Club Member
He seeks for any opportunity that will benefit anyone in the program and looks to help us reach to above and beyond. He is a busy man yet he finds time for us even though the league is still small he invests a lot of time for us and the players. Although he may not know much about competitive league, that doesn't stop him from being so gung-ho on our success and honestly is one of the best GM a student/member could ask for.
- From High School Club Member

 

If you're interested in serving as a General Manager for an esports club at a high school or community-based organization, sign-up for one of our upcoming informational webinars or email us info@esportsfed.org.