NAECAD Membership Benefits

The National Association of Esports Coaches and Directors offers a myriad of benefits to members, including the opportunity to attend the only esports National Convention dedicated to the professional development of esports coaches and directors at all levels of competition and the opportunity for you, your athletes, and team to be recognized by the NAECAD major yearly awards, including Coaches of the Year, All-Region, All-America and Player of the Year honors across college, junior college and high school divisions.

Members can also participate in the NAECAD Certification Program (NAECAD-CP) courses and professional development opportunities, have access to NAECAD blogs and publications produced by NAECAD members, take advantage of the NAECAD Job Postings and Placement service. Members also receive a $1 million Personal Liability Insurance coverage ($400 value!) as part of their benefits.

Read below for all of the great benefits, which we are constantly working to enhance!

The NAECAD membership year runs July 1 through June 30.

Annual Dues: $150

NAECAD National Convention and Awards

In June, attend the only esports National Convention dedicated to the professional development of esports coaches and directors at all levels of competition in Las Vegas, NV. The NAECAD National Convention features the top coaches and directors in competitive esports as well as other keynote presentations by esports industry leaders.

The NAECAD National Convention will provide special clinic sessions for beginning, as well as veteran, coaches and directors. Sessions will cover various aspects focused on how to start, grow, and successfully maintain a competitive esports program at all levels of plan. This three-day event is the highlight of NAECAD members as they come together to learn from each other and grow professionally.

The NAECAD major yearly awards for coaches and directors are also presented at the National Convention. These major awards include Coach of the Year and Director of the Year across university and high school divisions. The NAECAD Hall of Fame honorees will also be inducted at the National Convention.

By attending the NAECAD National Convention, members will also receive FREE online access to all of that year’s convention videos for one full year! You must check in at the convention to receive free access. It’s over a $500 value!

Professional Development & Continuing Education Credit Documentation that can be applied to the NAECAD Certification Program (NAECAD-CP) be offered through attendance at the NAECAD National Convention. Members who attend the National Convention can go to the NAECAD Certification Program to find out more.

The 2020 NAECAD National Convention is tentatively scheduled for June 15-17, 2020 at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Registration and hotel blocks open February 1, 2020. Network with some of the greatest esports coaches and directors in the country and plan to attend the NAECAD National Convention!

Publications and Services

Publications

All current NAECAD members get free access to blog posts on relevant topics presented by professionals in the field, as well as opportunities to submit articles, present at clinics, and teach as a part of the NAECAD Certification Program (NAECAD-CP).

Want to contribute? Send your ideas to contactus@naecad.org. Submissions will be evaluated by the Editorial Committee for use on any of these platforms.

Services and Resources

Professional consultation from the NAECAD staff and fellow NAECAD members to help you plan, start, and successfully run a competitive sports program is available to all NAECAD members. Send your inquiries to contactus@naecad.org.

Access to the NAECAD Discord Server and communication with other NAECAD members is enhanced by being a member of the NAECAD. Engage in stimulating conversations, ignite new thoughts and renew your enthusiasm for competitive esports by taking part in other NAECAD forums and networking opportunities.

  • Network with NAECAD members at the annual NAECAD National Convention or with coaches and directors specifically in your region & local community at Regional NAECAD Clinics.
  • Exchange ideas with the coaches from around the globe on NAECAD’s Discord Server and Twitter.
  • Engage in stimulating conversations, ignite new thoughts and renew your enthusiasm for competitive esports by taking part in other NAECAD forums and networking opportunities.
  • Post and search coaching jobs on the NAECAD Job Board.

 Personal Liability Insurance

Personal Liability Insurance is provided FREE for U.S. residents with an active NAECAD membership. As part of your membership dues, you will receive $1,000,000 in liability coverageIt’s a $400 value! 

Member Discount Program

NAECAD National Convention and Regional Clinics

Includes: Member discount registration for the NAECAD National Convention and Regional Clinics.

NAECAD Job Postings and Placement Service

Includes: Unlimited use by NAECAD members to post job openings on the NAECAD.org website. Click here to post an opening if you are a NAECAD member.

NAECAD Certification Program (NAECAD-CP)

Includes: Member discount on courses and professional development opportunities. Click here to register for course sessions.

Partner Discount Program

Includes: Discounts on gaming equipment, arena furniture, uniforms & apparel, championship rings, esports event registrations, and more. Click on the partner logo below to access discount from our NAECAD partners.

NAECAD Partners