Why Join the NAECAD?
The mission of the NAECAD is to serve, legitimize, and advance competitive esports at all levels with NAECAD members at the epicenter of leadership, advocacy, and professional development. As a NAECAD member your perspective and voice alone brings tremendous value to the collective whole, and together we can use our voices to help shape the future of competitive esports.
There are numerous benefits that are exclusive to members. Join the community that understands you best, join the NAECAD.
How the NAECAD can help you…
LEARN how to expand your knowledge, skills and philosophies:
- Participate in the NAECAD Certification Program (NAECAD-CP) at membership prices and be recognized and rewarded for your level of competency attainment.
- Access to monthly newsletter and blog posts on relevant topics presented by professionals in the field.
- Attend the annual NAECAD National Convention as well as other NAECAD regional events at membership rates.
- Professional consultations from the NAECAD staff and fellow NAECAD members.
DEVELOP your professional style and your program to enhance your experience:
- Protect yourself during your coaching and directing duties with a $1 million liability insurance policy.
- Receive monthly association updates and relevant information in the NAECAD newsletter and periodic blog posts.
- Post and search coaching jobs on the NAECAD Job Board.
- Gain recognition through nominating your program or players for major awards, including All-America, All-Region, National Players of the Year, Academic Excellence and many more!
CONNECT with coaches at all levels of the sport both in-person and online:
- 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.
What you will receive as a NAECAD member…
The National Association of Esports Coaches and Directors offers a myriad of benefits to members, including attending the annual NAECAD National Convention each year, a $1 million Personal Liability Insurance policy, free subscriptions to newsletters and publications, nominating your program or players for National Players of the Year and All-American Awards, discounted prices for the NAECAD Certification Program (NAECAD-CP), surveys and legislative action, and a discount program provided by association partners.
- Access to the annual NAECAD National Convention as well as Regional NAECAD Clinics and award presentation ceremonies.
- Access to NAECAD newsletters and publications produced by NAECAD members.
- Access to the NAECAD Discord Server and communication with other NAECAD members.
- Free $1 million Personal Liability Insurance coverage ($400 value!).
- Participation in 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.
- Use of the NAECAD Job Postings and Placement service.
- Discounts on NAECAD Certification Program (NAECAD-CP) courses and professional development opportunities (Launches January 2020).
- NAECAD partner discount program including discounts on gaming equipment, arena furniture, uniforms & apparel, championship rings, esports event registrations, and more!