Frequently Asked Questions

If you do not find an answer to your question please feel free to reach out and contact us.  We are here for you.

Question 1:

Do I have to play games to run a club?

NO!  You only need to want to hang out with kids and be a mentor.  It is why we became teachers in the first place right?

Question 2:

How much time is involved with running a gaming club?

As much time as you want to give is the best answer we can give you.  If your club can only meet once a week or every other week, then that is the time commitment.  The schedule is entirely up to you.  We will warn you though... you may want to hang out with kids more and more in a club setting.  

Question 3:

When should I have my club meet?

This is up to you and your school's schedule.  Some schools meet in the morning, others before and some even after school.  It is up to you and your situation.

Example:

Josh's VGC meets every other Wednesday when in person but every Wednesday online on Discord during Covid-19 Hybrid scheduling.

Question 4:

How do I get my club started?

Option 1: Ask your students to bring in a gaming system like the Nintendo Wii and let the sounds fill the hall.

Option 2: Ask VGCUSA/VGCWW for a free starter kit, though supplies are limited.

Option 3: Bring in your favorite board game and ask kids to play.

 

Option  4: Hit up your PTSA for funding of a new gaming system like the Nintendo Switch.  Explain to them the social implications a gaming club and prepare to be supported.

Question 5:

How do I get my administrator to approve my club?

First, make the argument that you are helping kids develop SOCIAL SKILLS while building RELATIONSHIPS through gaming.  Second, explain how these skills will translate into being CAREER AND COLLEGE READY.  Lastly, name drop the CASEL Five Core Competencies and explain how our curricula are aligned with state and national standards.  This should do it.

Question 6:

How do I become a member?

Simply login as a new member and tell us about your school and members.