E-Sports

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Parents/Gamers,

E-Sports continues to gain popularity with children throughout the country. Instead of kids gaming in their bedrooms or basements at home the Hoover Parks & Recreation Department would like to offer an E-Sports Recreational Youth League where kids can game in a social environment and learn to work as a team. Same principles as a youth baseball or basketball league but applied to E-Sports.  Weekly practices, games, coaches and working as a team. But we need your help. If you or someone in your household is interested please fill out the survey below. We will need at least 100 potential parents/gamers to fill out the survey below in order to offer an E-Sports Recreational Youth League. If we do not get enough interests we will not be able to offer the league in the Spring of 2021. Below is more details to the E-Sports League we would like to offer next Spring.

E-Sports Parent/Gamer Survey 

Endgame E-Sports


Endgame Youth E-Sports is a youth league held out of Hoover, Alabama that is dedicated to offering a fun and constructive alternative to traditional sports leagues for children ages 9 -16. Endgame Youth E-Sports would be the first E-Sports League of it's kind in the State of Alabama.  Through the community of E-Sports, we promote healthy competition, creativity, and social engagement with other young people who share a love of gaming! The City of Hoover will offer a Spring 2021 season and a Fall 2021 season.    

In the inaugural year of Endgame E-Sports, we plan to offer a Fortnite league which is the most popular and competitive game among all combined gaming platforms. We will take the first 96 players that register. We will provide 55 inch televisions, Xbox gaming systems (with controllers), an E-Sports jersey and an E-Sports coach. Players must bring their own headsets.  The regular season will be played for 6 weeks and then followed by an additional week for tournament play.  Teams will play double headers during the regular season.  Guarantee of at least 13 games through duration of the season.

Esports are more than just video games

Esports promotes social engagementSOCIAL
Learn the importance of sportsmanship, making new friends and building self-esteem.

Esports improves cognitive abilitiesCOGNITIVE
Improve memory, focus, and attention while learning problem-solving skills and enhancing creativity. 

Esports develops motor skillsMOTOR SKILLS
Exercise fine motor skills and develop better hand-eye coordination and gaming performance.

Esports promotes social engagementTEAMWORK
Learn the importance of teamwork and communication. Each player has a role within the team. Team roles are point man, flanker, support specialists, sniper, team leader, etc. Each team has a coach, weekly practices and homework assignments. 


How the youth league works

Just like in traditional sports leagues, participants will be placed on teams and compete against their peers. Practices and competition will take place at the Hoover Recreation Center every week. Practice is one night per week and games are on Sundays. At the end of the season, teams will compete for the championship. 

7 WEEKS

SEASON LENGTH

4 PLAYERS

ON EACH TEAM

WEEKLY
PRACTICE

1 HOUR
1 NIGHT PER WEEK

WEEKLY
MATCHES

2 Games (Best 3 out of 5)
EVERY
SUNDAY

1 CHAMPION

EVERY SEASON


FAQs

WHERE IS IT?

All practices and competitions will be held at the Hoover Recreation Center gymnasium located at 600 Municipal Drive, Hoover, AL 35216. The gymnasium is located on the 2nd floor of the Hoover Recreation Center.

HOW ARE TEAMS SELECTED?

Players are welcome to play with their friends. If you have a friend or two or three who you would like to play with on your team please put their names in the comment section when you register.  All teams of 4 players must supply their own coach. 

For any players registering individually teams will be put together based on age.  We prefer 9 and 10 year olds to be on the same team as other 9 and 10 years olds as opposed to 15 or 16 years and vice versa.

WHO ARE THE COACHES, AND HOW CAN I BECOME A COACH?

To be a coach, you must be at least 16 years of age and knowledgeable of gaming. Anyone can volunteer to become a coach. Please contact Brent Solberg at brent.solberg@hooveralabama.gov. or 444-7754 if interested. Coaches will be responsible for at least one team of 4 players. Coaches foster communication between players on the team, give out homework assignments, help improve their strategic objectives and guide the E-Sports experience..

IF THE E-SPORTS LEAGUE ABOVE SOUNDS LIKE FUN AND SOMETHING YOUR CHILD WOULD LOVE TO BE A PART PLEASE BE SURE TO FILL OUT THE SURVEY ABOVE IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS LEAGUE POSSIBLE