High School Partnership Program

Partner with the High School Esports League to earn exclusive benefits for your school and to participate in our national tournaments.

Perks | Why Esports? | Start a Team | Our Schools | Esports Curriculum | Starter Packet

Perks We Offer


  • Compete against other schools in your region
  • Battle your way up the leaderboard
  • Monitored by our pro and college recruiters
  • Prize pools will include scholarships

LAN Parties

  • Receive free swag packs to give out
  • Event planning assistance
  • One sponsored LAN a semestser

Varsity Esports

  • Our club management, competition, and stat hub for student athletes
  • Streamlines club management and tournament entry
  • Earn EXP and Varsity Points for completing tasks, all while building an esports resumé

Why Esports?

The HSEL brings seamless, easy, and rewarding esports competition to your school. We educate high schools about the fundamental ingredients to a program’s success. We aim to ensure your club is maximizing its potential and reaching every student possible. 


Esports encourages communication and coordination amongst student athletes. By playing games, students are able to deepen their levels of interaction and communicate more effectively, readying them for later life.


The HSEL offers scholarships to help students pay for college. Nowadays, colleges offer esports programs for students, which creates a new viable path to college for those who may never have considered obtaining a higher education.


Esports is a booming industry. Many job opportunities besides being a pro player are being created. Esports teaches participants many relevant skills, such as streaming, production, programming, and management.

Start a Team

#1 Find a teacher who will be able to help you manage your team and schedule meetings.

Many teachers already mentor clubs (such as robotics, gaming, anime, etc.) and they can be a great resource to reach out to for starting your team. If you can’t find a teacher willing to help, reach out to a school activities member for direction.

#2 Find interested students to join the team.

Get the word out about your team with posters or flyers, or talk to other students about the team during club day at your school. Remember that a team with all types of members is important–it isn’t necessary to love games to play esports.

#3 Develop a plan with your teacher advisor.

Work together to plan out meetings days and times, and to finalize any paperwork your school may need to make your team official. Start the HSEL partnership application.

#4 Reach out to interested students about the finalized team meeting days and times.

We suggest creating an email list with emails from each student to keep in touch. Make a Discord, Facebook Group, or Twitter to streamline communciation. Plan out some topics for the first meetings to keep things on track. Your teacher advisor can help with this.

#5 Contact interested students and host your first team meeting.

Once your club is up and running, you can start delegating leadership and working on team building activities. We suggest meeting multiple times a week for practice and to improve teamwork.

#6 Get partnered with HSEL!

Join now to enjoy all of our exclusive perks and benefits! Participate in national tournaments and win prizes.


Our Schools

Want Esports Taught at Your School?

The High School Esports League is working to provide a wholesome esports curriculum to schools that are interested in leveraging esports as a teaching tool.
We’ve provided you with a few lesson plans below.

If you want the full lesson plan / curriculum or want to learn more about how to bring this to your school please fill out the form below!

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High School Partnership Starter Packet