Youth Computing & Esports

programme Overview

A 7 week youth computing & esports programme that aims to introduce interested youth and members of the community to all aspects of eSports, gaming and digital careers related to the eSports field.

Electronic sports is rapidly establishing itself in a global area as a legitimate competitive domain for professional athletes.

By Providing state of the art equipment, facilities, expert advice and opportunities for young people, their guardians and the community to really explore and understand this phenomenon, we want to educate and clarify the common misconceptions and stigma surrounding online gaming.

The programme will encompass a holistic approach to navigating the world of eSports whilst maintaining physical and mental wellbeing.

The focus will be on Education from basics of hardware (building your own computer) to software installation, troubleshooting and understanding equipment to exploring the balance that is necessary to compete at a professional level, including exercise, nutrition and the importance of creating a fun, competitive, encouraging environment that combines teamwork and technology in a safe, social space.

We will achieve this through fostering partnerships with experts in our community – IT professionals, nutrition advisors, sports coaches and youth mentors in conjunction with QLDC, Wanaka Recreation Centre.

Learning fundamentals

Computer Hardware:
Lean to build a computer from scratch. They will learn to identifying computer parts and be able to assembly, test and troubleshooting a computer. The will maintain this hardware and learn the importance of look after equipment.

Team Work and Leadership:
eSports encourages students to work together, use effective communication and build resilience under pressure. It gives opportunity for some to take a leadership role within their team.

Diversity & inclusion:
eSports is one sport we girls and boys can play on the same team. It helps breakdown social barriers and promote social interactions with Rangatahi (youth). who might otherwise be isolated sitting in their room by themselves.

Balance is better:
We develop healthy life strategies, exploring the balance that is necessary to compete at a professional level, including exercise, nutrition and the importance of creating a fun, competitive, encouraging environment that combines teamwork and technology in a safe, social space.

Career Paths:
eSports prepare you for STEM careers.
Streamer – System Builder – Podcaster – Event Management – Sports Commentator
Graphics and Media Designer – Computer Scientist -Software Engineering
Content Creation – Game / Software Developer – Website Developer
Digital Media Strategist / Marketer – Computer Animation

Traditional Sports Activities

Wānaka Recreation Centre: is providing the facilities for our traditional sports.

Living our well-being values. Promoting and educating rangatahi (youth) on a healthy balanced technology lifestyle. After every session we will be bonding over some physical activities that are available on the day.

These activities range from Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Doge Ball etc.

Non-Traditional Sports Activities

We like to make things more interesting sometimes, so a Nerf gun fight with blowup obstacles.

Rad Skate School we be making an appearance to give us all an opportunity to give Skateboarding a go.

Maybe some good old, Go Home Stay Home” or a jog around the track.

Registerations Open

Term 1 2024
Term 1 2024

Got Questions FAQ’s

Registration for Term 1 will open in Jan 2024. You can pre-register your interest for this programme here. https://forms.office.com/r/r7h0AW4vzf

Yes, 13+ due to the nature of TEEN

The programme is $300.00 NZD per person.

That’s a BIG yes. Esports is an all inclusive sport and with that, we like to promote Diversity & Inclusion.

We Play Games

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