Developing Player and Organizational Buy-in

Getting organizational buy-in is often difficult as a health or performance professional in esports. This article describes some strategies you can use to get players or management on board with your initiatives. Instructor   Reid “x0tek” Johnson Twitter | Liquipedia Esports Coach Reid “x0tek” Johnson began his esports career in 2003, playing in a World

Athletic Training in Esports

Athletic Training in Esports

Athletic training in esports is an exciting new setting that can bring great value to a scholastic esports program. This article discusses the relationship certified athletic trainers working in the scholastic setting can have with their school’s esports program, with in-depth discussion on the structure of scholastic esports and how to pitch an outreach program.

Weightlifting for Young Gamers: Does it Stunt Growth?

Weightlifting for Young Gamers: Does it Stunt Growth?

This article dives into the rationale behind starting weightlifting for young gamers and dispels some commonly held myths.

What Truly Matters? A Coach’s Perspective on Player Scouting in Esports

Esports teams are defined by their successes, but player scouting in esports and acquiring the right players can be a risky and expensive undertaking. While traditional sports have long-term pipelines, Esports is relatively new and lacks such infrastructure. In this article, a former professional player and coach with 20 years of Esports experience offers insights

Free Course: Telehealth for Gaming: 101

This course, led by Dr. Nick Fulco, will provide an introduction to Telehealth 101 for esports practice. Dr. Fulco is a physical therapist who has transitioned into esports in 2020 and has experience treating both professional and collegiate esports players. The course will cover various regulations for telehealth by occupation and location, marketing materials to

Foundations 1 – The Basics of Esports Medicine and Performance

What is Esports Medicine?

Esports medicine is a relatively new field of medicine that focuses on the health and well-being of professional esports athletes. Esports athletes, also known as pro gamers, compete in video game tournaments for prize money, and they often train and compete for long hours in front of a computer screen. Esports medicine involves a multidisciplinary approach that combines aspects of sports medicine, rehabilitation, and psychology to help esports athletes prevent and treat injuries, optimize performance, and maintain their physical and mental health. Esports medicine professionals may include physicians, physical therapists, sports psychologists, nutritionists, and exercise physiologists, among others. They work together to assess and manage the unique health challenges faced by esports athletes, which can include issues such as musculoskeletal injuries, vision problems, sleep disturbances, and mental health concerns. The goal of esports medicine is to help esports athletes achieve peak performance while maintaining their health and well-being, and to provide them with the tools they need to succeed both in and outside of competition.

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