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How to Build a Child's Confidence at E-Sports

“Welcome to E-Soccer Island! We are going to get ready to fly around the island, so put your arms out and get your wings ready! Turn on your planes and let me hear the engines loud! Ready, set, fly!” Every Saturday I get the opportunity…

E-Karate: Coach’s Perspective

I joined E-Karate in the winter of 2011 because of a TV show. I had recently been sucked into the mainstream, action-packed sci-fi/fantasy-ish anime, Dragon Ball Z Kai, and my simple-minded 12-year-old self suddenly felt compelled to do martial…
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E-Hoops-- How It All Began

https://youtu.be/Z-vOGlUN1nU Basketball is and always will be my passion. I grew up with a family full of huge Michael Jordan fans. My childhood consisted of sitting in my living room watching Jordan play and leave spectators enthralled…

An Interview with E-Fitness Volunteer Coach Sho

E-Sports programs draw some amazing volunteer coaches from the community. Regularly volunteers come from local high schools and colleges to volunteer their time in coaching the kids. We love providing our high school volunteers the opportunity…
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5 Ways E-Sports Benefits Typical Kids

On an early Saturday morning at E-Soccer, I learned for the first time how to kick a soccer ball, playing a simple game called “topple me coconut”.  I was four years old when I first attended my first session. I was part of the “Rising…

Why E-Soccer Means So Much To Me

E-Soccer has been a part of my life since I was very young. I have been a volunteer almost every Saturday morning for close to 10 years. Growing up, I saw participating in E-Soccer as an opportunity for me to play soccer and hang out with friends.…

Teen Coach Wins Jefferson Award for "Includitude" Club

(Photo - Lauren Marquez is third from the left) “If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.” – Maya Angelou Success is desired by many. However, the greatest success is not measured by what an individual…

Coach Profile: Ethan Woon Brings E-Soccer to Alameda!

Ethan is currently in 11th grade at Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), an early college-prep magnet high school. He has received multiple academic achievements including the Academic Excellence Award and Honor Student Award. Also…

How I Learned Young to Value Volunteering

I’ve been a volunteer E-Soccer coach since 2002. While today it's a passion of mine and is something I advocate for fiercely, it's not something I immediately fell in love with at first. I was a middle school kid who liked to sleep in and…