SPIRE

ESPORTS CAMPS

SPIRE ESPORTS CAMPS

Staffed by a team of professional esports coaches, gamers and analysts, these esports camps will be customized to each student’s needs and areas of study. This camp will feature both group activities and one-on-one coaching. Multiple disciplines and related fields will be offered, providing every student with the most up-to-date curriculum, infrastructure and tools available.

Campers also receive two hours each day of additional programming focused on maintaining physical health, fitness, nutrition and mental health, as well as coaching in PR, social media management and career counseling. Campers will have plenty of time to relax, play games and enjoy SPIRE’s huge sports and recreation campus.

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Our Online, At-Home esports Summer Camps are offered as one-week, home-based experiences from SPIRE Academy, a premier co-ed sports training. Each camp day, campers will work with esports industry professionals to learn the basics of the business and improve their in-game skills. Working one-on-one and in small groups with professionals, camper’s skills are measured and tracked throughout the week
to ensure each camper gets a personalized coaching and training experience..

In game practice is combined with management principles, recruitment guidelines, strategy sessions, critical thinking skill development, and other coursework to develop a baseline knowledge base of the industry and how it operates.

Every program includes one-on-one personalized training and coaching sessions, as well as team-based competitions. Campers also receive daily video conferencing sessions focused on professional, Challenger and collegiate level coaching, maintaining health, fitness, nutrition, as well as PR, social media management and career counseling.

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  • On Campus Camp Program

    Program Dates

    • June 7th -12th
    • June 14th -19th
    • June 21st-26th
    • July 12th -17th
    • July 19th-24th
    • August 2nd-7th
    • August 9th-14th

    Program Highlights

    • Offering a complete esports developmental suite.
    • 6 Day/5 Night overnight sessions at SPIRE (3 weeks June, 2 weeks July, 2 weeks August)
    • Co-ed Summer Camp (12 campers per session, grades 9–12)
    • Daily team practice, skill development, industry speakers, lectures.
    • Introduction to VR set-ups and concepts.
    • Prominent focus on teaching and promoting complete health and mental wellness for players. This will include daily exercise, dietary discussion and how to best manage social media, mental health concerns and career preparation.
    • A connection to Partnered with multiple colleges engaged in or interested in esports, many of which offer or want to offer esports scholarships.
    • Recommended for players with experience in League of Legends, Overwatch, Valorant and Counter Strike.
  • Virtual Camp Program- Introductory

    Program Dates

    • June 7th -12th
    • June 14th -19th
    • June 21 st -26th
    • July 12th -17th
    • July 19th -24th
    • August 2nd -7th
    • August 9th -14th

    Program Highlights

    • 4 days a week / 3 hours a day.
    • Includes Team- based coaching in League of Legends. Work with our coaches and your teammates to learn competitive strategy, the differences between solo queue and competitive play and more!
    • Includes Lecture Series “Intro to Esports 101” based on the lecture series offered at Dean College over the Summer. Topics Include: Businesses of esports; How collegiate esports ecosystem is structured; What colleges are looking for in players; Best practices to get seen and be recruited; Evolution of esports as a consumer product.
    • Includes SPIRE STREAM Community Discord Invite to participate with the growing SPIRE esports and Mechatronics Community.
  • Virtual Camp Program- Advanced

    Program Dates

    • July 12th-17th
    • July 19th-24th
    • August 2nd-7th
    • August 9th-14th

    Program Highlights

    • 5 days a week / 5 hours a day.
    • Includes Team based and Individual Positional Coaching with our staff. Designed to go deeper into individual mechanics and clean up some of those critical mistakes you may be overlooking, as well as improve your overall understanding of team play and objective prioritization.
    • Includes Lecture Series “Intro to Esports 101” as well as lectures from guest speakers who are currently working in the industry, includes Q/A time to dive deeper into some of these topics.
    • VOD review and Live Coached Scrims.
    • Includes SPIRE STREAM Community Discord Invite to participate with the growing SPIRE esports and Mechatronics Community.

TEAM ESPORTS AT SPIRE

ROBERT SKINNION

Esports

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  • Camp Check In & Out

    1. Check-In
      1. Checking in during the week: All campers will meet in the lobby of the SPIRE Academy and Fit area in the Aquatics Building. In the SPIRE Fit Desk, the campers will get their temperature taken, get a wristband and meet the coaches and house parents. Depending on how many campers arriving, the camper’s belongings will be kept in a secure place till they get picked up and head to SPIRE Village, our on-campus housing. 
      2. Checking in on the weekend (if no activities are planned): In the SPIRE Fit Desk, the campers will get their temperature taken, get a wristband and meet the coaches and house parents. Once all campers have arrived, the camper’s will head to SPIRE Village, our on-campus housing
    2. Check-Out 
      1. Before coming into SPIRE, each house parent will check each campers room to make sure everything is cleaned up. Each camper will bring all their stuff to SPIRE and their belongings will be kept in a secure location till pick up by the parents. Pick up from parents will be held in the SPIRE Academy and Fit lobby of the Aquatics Building. Each student will be released to their parent(s) listed on the Camper Pick-up Authorization Form.
  • What To Bring

    1. General [Please bring enough for the duration of your camp plus a few extra]
      1. Shirts
      2. Bottoms [Shorts, Sweatpants, Leggings, etc.]
      3. Socks/Underwear
      4. Running Shoes
      5. Shoes for between activities/downtime
      6. Water bottle
      7. Toiletries
      8. Bed Linen [Twin XL – Deep Pocket]
      9. Back pack/Gym Bag
      10. Alarm Clock
      11. Jacket
      12. Face Mask
      13. Hand Sanitizer
    2. By Sport
      1. Basketball
        • Basketball Sneakers
        • Compression Shorts
        • Other Preferred Gear [Compression sleeves, knee/ankle braces, mouth guards, etc.]
        • All other equipment will be cleaned and provided by SPIRE
      2. Swimming
        • Swim Caps
        • Goggles
        • All other equipment will be cleaned and provided by SPIRE
      3. Track and Field
        • Spikes
        • Pole Vaulters: Must bring your own poles, chalk and tape
        • All other equipment will be cleaned and provided by SPIRE
      4. Football
        • Cleats
        • Compression Shorts
        • Compression Socks
        • Mouth Guard
        • All other equipment will be cleaned and provided by SPIRE
      5. Soccer
        • Shin Guards
        • Cleats
        • All other equipment will be cleaned and provided by SPIRE
      6. Drones
        • Still waiting on information
      7. Esports
        • Still waiting on Information
    3. SPIRE Academy is not responsible for any lost or missing items. It is not recommended that campers bring expensive electronics such as iPods or hand-held gaming devices. It is the athlete’s responsibility to maintain all personal belongings during their time at camp. Various evening activities will be hosted by SPIRE. Campers can bring items such as: books, magazines, board games, playing cards, arts and crafts.
  • Accommodations For Students

    1. SPIRE Village
      1. SPIRE Village consists of five 2,300sq. ft. new homes built specifically for SPIRE Academy. Each of the six bedrooms accommodates two twin beds, a nightstand, wardrobe, two study tables with chairs and a shared six-drawer chest. The student lounge has a big screen TV, couch/chairs and a dining room table with chairs for house meetings. There are three student bathrooms a washer and dryer all readily accessible. Picnic tables and some outdoor sports equipment will be placed in between the houses. Each house is heated by natural gas, cooled with AC, has LED lighting, is well insulated, fully sprinkled and all student rooms have their own unique entry key. All buildings are handicapped accessible. Houses will have weekly resident meetings designed around personal growth topics and jointly run by a student living in the house and the house parent. There will be activities planned where all houses work together on internal and external community projects and some fun competitions between houses for prizes. A house parent occupies a one-bedroom apartment in each building, complete with kitchen, dining/living area and full bath. Our house parents will be fully trained in safety and COVID precautions.
  • General Dining Information

    1. SPIRE Fuel
      1. SPIRE understands the importance of healthy eating and proper nutrition to the competitive athlete
      2. Located on site, SPIRE Fuel is an innovative approach to eating [or “fueling’ your system]. Fuel offers students, competitors and visitors the same nutritious, fresh meal options enjoyed by Olympic and Professional athletes.
      3. Fuel specializes in prepared-to-order cuisine with zero added trans-fat, no artificial flavors or coloring, and an emphasis on local produce, fresh ingredients, and whole grains
      4. Special nutritional needs can also be accommodated
  • Health Services

    Express Care

      1. Cleveland Clinic Express Care Clinic

                                   2999 McMackin Rd, 

                                   Madison, OH 44057

                                   440-428-1111

    Local Hospitals

      1. Cleveland Clinic Ashtabula County Medical Center

                                   2420 Lake Ave,

                                   Ashtabula, OH 44004

                                   440-997-2262

                   2. UH Geneva Medical Center

                                   870 W Main St,

                                   Geneva, OH 44041

                                   440-466-1141

    Local Pharmacies

                  1. CVS Pharmacy

                                   170 E Main St, 

                                   Geneva, OH 44041

                                   440-466-4133

                  2. Giant Eagle Pharmacy

                                   755 South Broadway Avenue, 

                                   Geneva, OH 44041

                                   440-466-3005

                  3. Rite Aid Pharmacy

                                   633 S Broadway, 

                                   Geneva, OH 44041

                                   440-466-1002

    Specialist

      1. Specialist are available depending on situation/injury
  • Laundry

    All student housing includes washers and dryers for the students to use

  • Phone/Fax

    1. SPIRE’s Main Office: 440-466-1002
    2. SPIRE’s Fax: 440-415-1087
  • Mail

    1. Incoming Mail – please send mail for the athlete to:

                         Athlete’s Name

                         c/o SPIRE Camp

                        5201 SPIRE Circle, 

                        Geneva, Oh 44041

          2. All Mail can be picked up in the main office during business hours, 9 am to 5 pm

  • Activities

    1. On Campus
      1. Swimming
      2. Camp Fires
      3. Walks around Campus, which includes a Bike Path
      4. Game Nights – both board games and trying other sports [volleyball, basketball, kickball, etc.]
  • Inclement Weather Policy

    1. Please note, in case of rain or other inclement weather, all sports programs have a plan in place to out of the weather.
  • COVID-19 Policies

    1. All COVID-19 Policies can be viewed here.
  • What are esports?

    Esports is the formal exercise of competitive video gaming and is best used to describe the framework under which this community operates. Publishers, Colleges, and many independent leagues have used a traditional athletics outline to structure the organization of their video gaming offerings, and many colleges with varsity esports programs put that program under athletics and treat it in a similar fashion to other athletic offerings. From participant to spectator, to administrative, the esports and traditional sports environments function in a remarkably similar fashion.

  • How can esports benefit my child?

    Gaming is immensely popular with the youth of today, with Pew Research finding around 70% of college kids in 2012 were gamers in some capacity. Video games have a strong impact on communication skills, socialization, hand eye coordination, and teamwork.


    Many students will not have the opportunity to participate in, or be recruited for, traditional athletic opportunities after high school. Student-Athletes may be miss out on opportunities to play at a certain school due to positional considerations, cutbacks, or other considerations. College backed esports programs help to better match students with schools and degrees where they can be successful, and the implemented structures provide students a toolkit to better thrive in the collegiate environment. Many schools that offer varsity or equivalent esports programs have health and wellness support, dedicated coaching, tutoring, grade support, etc. for their students. Many schools offer scholarships and the admissions department will take feedback from coaches into consideration when making admissions decisions. Esports are quickly becoming a regular part of campus life, and the added benefits and considerations that esports can provide to a potential student are like traditional athletics in many cases. At SPIRE, we believe that it is this addition of support, guidance and coaching that will be transformative for many students who otherwise may not seek out the benefits of traditional sports. Esports offers a competitive outlet that any player can tap into, providing a catalyst for the lessons we have traditionally learned through team based athletic competitions. Dealing with adversity, success, and failure, learning to work with others, learning to be unselfish for the good of the team, to take feedback and improve, are all lessons that can be effectively conveyed through an esports experience.

  • Which colleges are involved?

    175 higher educational institutions are members of National Association of Collegiate Esports and offer varsity esports programs that include partial or full esports scholarships, coaching, and departmental support. At least 314 schools are active in TESPA, and others participate in other online and in person leagues. Notable schools include Ohio State University, Robert Morris, SNHU, Assumption College, Full Sail University, Northeastern University, UCI, ASU and more!

  • Why an Academy setting like SPIRE for esports?

    An Academy system develops the necessary skills and mindset in the student to achieve success. SPIRE esports is not just about learning how to be a great player in game, it is developing the mental skillset, the physical health, the strategic mindset, and the general academic mindset to be successful in whatever opportunities present themselves. Talent is a great starting point, but it is learned skills, like leadership, presence, mindfulness, and the ability to overcome adversity which set a player and a student apart. When a student leaves SPIRE for their next great opportunity, whether that is in college, with an organization, or a career, they can be confident that the skills they’ve learned here will set them apart and help them reach their full potential. Many professional esports organizations use an Academy system to foster the best possible talent. SPIRE is democratizing this process and bringing it to the high school level to better prepare students for college and career. 

  • What about a sedentary lifestyle, isn’t that dangerous?

    SPIRE advocates for a healthy well-rounded lifestyle, and students participating in the esports programs will get the benefit of working with our excellent strength and conditioning staff, nutritional experts, and mental skills coaches. It is not just about playing games; it is about leveraging the student’s love of games to engage them on multiple meaningful levels. 

    Gamers are playing longer. Injury at the collegiate and professional esports levels are a real thing, and much of that risk comes from poor/lack of training, combined with repetitive motion-based injuries. Maintaining a healthy weight, engaging in strength training to support the wrist elbow, shoulder and back, eating correctly to get the best mental clarity and focus, will all help a student achieve more in game. If they want to be the best, these are the steps that are crucial to building their mind and body up to maximize their potential. Using that competitive drive and harnessing it into constructive behaviors is what SPIRE esports is all about!

SPIRE Contact info:

Phone: (440) 466-1002

Email: [email protected]

Address: 5201 SPIRE Circle, Geneva, OH 44041

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