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Rocket League Esports Camp: Skill Building and Team Practice, Age 8 - 13

Learn how to get involved in Esports by exploring Rocket League in this weeklong course where you will train alongside other gamers (age 8 - 13) and learn how to play as a team.
Connected Camps Esports
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Completed by 82 learners
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Charged upfront
$20 per class
Meets 5x per week
Over 1 week
90 minutes per class

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Class Experience

These are the students’ learning goals and activities over the course of five sessions:

— Day 1 - Set Up and Basics - Our primary goal for this day is to assist students in setting up Rocket League and to familiarize kids with our camp’s objectives. We start off the camp with an icebreaker to create a comfortable space for kids to get to know each other through 2v2 and 4v4 matches..

— Day 2 - Car Movement / Attacking the Ball - Mastering movement and using different methods to strike are essential core skills of the game. In this session, students will get to practice and train these different moves in 2v2 Online Rumbles.

— Day 3 - Goaltending and Rotation - We’ll teach students how to set up good defensive strategies and how to defend shots from hitting the goal. Students in this session will also get to practice simple aerials and rotation with teammates. 

— Day 4 - Aerials - When are some ideal times to boost and use an aerial? Through in-game training and custom matches, students will get to practice different aerial techniques. 

— Day 5 - Applying What We’ve Learned - Has everyone met their goals for this camp? To wrap up this camp, everyone will participate in an in-house 2v2 tournament or a choice of game mode to apply all the new skills they’ve learned.
Connected Camps is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2015 with the mission to build a global online community where kids build, code, play, and learn from one another. Our programs are designed based on the extensive research in the learning sciences. The founders and leaders of Connected Camps, Mimi Ito and Katie Salen, are professors at the University of California, Irvine who specialize in the design of online learning experiences that are fun, social, and tied to academic outcomes. Learn more about the research behind Connected Camps at the Connected Learning Alliance resource site. 

One thing that makes our programs unique is our near-peer mentorship model. Our programs are led by young adults and college students, often with the help of high school volunteers. We hire counselors and coaches from top universities in computer science, game development, economics, and sports performance, and design and train them on how to facilitate project-based learning with younger kids. Our young instructors have the same passion for technology, games, and digital making as our learners, and take on the role of instructors, as well as fellow enthusiasts and relatable role models.  

Learn more about our organization at: 

About UCI Esports:

UCI is the first public university to create an official esports program and is regarded as one of the best and most comprehensive in the world. The vision for the esports program was born in the summer of 2015. With a successful Computer Game Science major, a thriving gaming community, and a history of elite competition, UCI is a natural place for esports to thrive. UCI recruit's the best gamers in the world to compete for their teams in the top collegiate leagues in North America and is at the forefront of game-related education and research.
This class does not require any out-of-class work although if students wish to explore this subject any further, our instructors can provide guidance so they can continue to practice Rocket League on their own time. 
To participate in this class, you must have a PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One or PS4 version of Rocket League installed and updated. Owners of the Nintendo Switch version will need a Nintendo Switch Online Pass in order to participate in online play. A pair of headphones and a microphone are required along with a copy of the game Rocket League on any platform (this game supports "Cross-Play" between consoles and PC).
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
  • Rocket League game
At Connected Camps, we assess each student’s progress by engaging them in reflection of their own work and the work of their classmates. By practicing in Rocket League and applying concepts taught in class, our students are able to solidify their learnings through hands-on application. Our counselors’ focus is to provide qualitative feedback to further each students’ individual goals and interests, and we do not use letter or number grades.

In addition to our in-class reflections, our counselors also provide post-session recaps that offer a summary of what is accomplished each day. Through these summary reflections, students are able to review the material and share with their parents what they did in class. We find this approach allows kids of different interests and abilities to engage with our teachings in a way that is particularly relevant to them.
7 hours 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Internet safety is a top priority for us and our goal is to create a safe, connected community of learners that is moderated by our instructors. Throughout our programs we strive to educate our learners on internet safety and best practices for connecting online.

In our programs, our learners are often making friendships and connections with others in class and while we encourage positive online friendships we think it’s important to practice these principles of internet safety:

— Do NOT ask others to connect online outside of our programs without first confirming with your parents. Our programs are a safe, moderated space for learners to engage but we can’t moderate connections outside of our classes.
— Do NOT give away personal information which includes but is not limited to: your name, address, phone number, passwords, location, email address, and parental information.
— If an individual asks for personal information, you should inform a counselor or your parent for guidance.

The Connected Camps Code of Conduct means that everyone is friendly, inclusive, and has fun together.You can view the Code of Conduct here: 


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Our expert online coaches teach players how to work as a team, develop new strategies, and understand their role. We offer clubs and camps in Fortnite, Overwatch, League of Legends, and Rocket League. In addition to our camps and clubs, we also... 
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