Upvote Upvoted 43 Downvote Downvoted
Newbie Mixes really needs your help (to coach)
1
#1
0 Frags +

Hi friends, with everyone having a ton of free time due to virus, we have a metric ton of newbies every week and not enough coaches. Newbie Mixes has been alive thanks to some monumental effort from staff (or rather, thanks to monumental effort from one particular admin, who has been there every Friday night for the last few years), and we would really appreciate it if some other people would be willing to help out.

The requirement to to coach is at least 8 wins in one season of ESEA Open (so 8-8 record or better) or making IM playoffs in RGL. You will probably need about an hour of your time (15 minutes of explaining stuff before the game, 30 minutes of having the newbies play their game, 15 minutes of talking afterwards).

If you want to bring a buddy to coach together, you can. We as admins are more than happy to talk to you about how to coach, but mixes are less about being perfect teachers and more about encouraging new players to enjoy their first few games of competitive so that they stick around and join our community. If that sounds intimidating, it's really not, because most of them are already there to have fun, all you have to do is be there to let them know that it's ok to make mistakes. We have built a ton of teams and a lot of current competitive players start out in our mixes; if you even help out one hour a month, it would be immense help to us and our regular coaches and would be an easy way to positively impact our community. I will also write you reference letters for volunteering if you want me to, though I'd need you to be there a few times so I actually have something to note.

Mumble info is IP: negasora.com Port: 64738. You can join on Friday after 9EST/6PST and let Rogue (the admin that's there) know that you're there to coach, or you can add me on steam https://steamcommunity.com/id/thebunnysaur/ ETA: you can also join the discord and ping the admins to add you to the coaches channel: https://discord.gg/Whm6AkD

Hi friends, with everyone having a ton of free time due to virus, we have a metric ton of newbies every week and not enough coaches. Newbie Mixes has been alive thanks to some monumental effort from staff (or rather, thanks to monumental effort from one particular admin, who has been there every Friday night for the last few years), and we would really appreciate it if some other people would be willing to help out.

The requirement to to coach is at least 8 wins in one season of ESEA Open (so 8-8 record or better) or making IM playoffs in RGL. You will probably need about an hour of your time (15 minutes of explaining stuff before the game, 30 minutes of having the newbies play their game, 15 minutes of talking afterwards).

If you want to bring a buddy to coach together, you can. We as admins are more than happy to talk to you about how to coach, but mixes are less about being perfect teachers and more about encouraging new players to enjoy their first few games of competitive so that they stick around and join our community. If that sounds intimidating, it's really not, because most of them are already there to have fun, all you have to do is be there to let them know that it's ok to make mistakes. We have built a ton of teams and a lot of current competitive players start out in our mixes; if you even help out one hour a month, it would be immense help to us and our regular coaches and would be an easy way to positively impact our community. I will also write you reference letters for volunteering if you want me to, though I'd need you to be there a few times so I actually have something to note.

Mumble info is IP: negasora.com Port: 64738. You can join on Friday after 9EST/6PST and let Rogue (the admin that's there) know that you're there to coach, or you can add me on steam https://steamcommunity.com/id/thebunnysaur/ ETA: you can also join the discord and ping the admins to add you to the coaches channel: https://discord.gg/Whm6AkD
2
#2
24 Frags +

list of reasons u should coach:
1 you dont scrim on fridays
2 is that pug really going to make you happier than the knowledge that you are actively helping the community
3 so basically you probably dont have a good reason to not coach barring work or school

list of reasons u should coach:
1 you dont scrim on fridays
2 is that pug really going to make you happier than the knowledge that you are actively helping the community
3 so basically you probably dont have a good reason to not coach barring work or school
3
#3
-2 Frags +

no allowance for eu players?

no allowance for eu players?
4
#4
2 Frags +
nykno allowance for eu players?

You mean to coach or to play? We have had EU coaches and newbies occasionally. For newbies we request that they actually know how to play the game on the ping they get to Chicago servers, for coaches it's less important unless you need to demonstrate a rollout or a jump or something (but it's doable). I don't really know the ETF2L division skill level so if anyone knows what 8-8 or higher in ESEA Open or playoffs RGL IM is, feel free to chime in.

There are also EU Newbie Mixes but I only just got put in touch with their organizers so I don't know much about them. I imagine they too would want coaches.

[quote=nyk]no allowance for eu players?[/quote]

You mean to coach or to play? We have had EU coaches and newbies occasionally. For newbies we request that they actually know how to play the game on the ping they get to Chicago servers, for coaches it's less important unless you need to demonstrate a rollout or a jump or something (but it's doable). I don't really know the ETF2L division skill level so if anyone knows what 8-8 or higher in ESEA Open or playoffs RGL IM is, feel free to chime in.

There are also EU Newbie Mixes but I only just got put in touch with their organizers so I don't know much about them. I imagine they too would want coaches.
5
#5
5 Frags +

Yeah JWB runs TFNew https://steamcommunity.com/groups/TFNew6v6 which is a pretty similar analogue for EU, can't speak to the program directly but I know some of the people involved

Yeah JWB runs TFNew https://steamcommunity.com/groups/TFNew6v6 which is a pretty similar analogue for EU, can't speak to the program directly but I know some of the people involved
6
#6
0 Frags +
reakolist of reasons u should coach:
1 you dont scrim on fridays
2 is that pug really going to make you happier than the knowledge that you are actively helping the community
3 so basically you probably dont have a good reason to not coach barring work or school

not even school, I'm a student but I can easily play on Fridays with no school or homework on due saturday.

[quote=reako]list of reasons u should coach:
1 you dont scrim on fridays
2 is that pug really going to make you happier than the knowledge that you are actively helping the community
3 so basically you probably dont have a good reason to not coach barring work or school[/quote]

not even school, I'm a student but I can easily play on Fridays with no school or homework on due saturday.
7
#7
0 Frags +

Tonight would be a good night to join to coach a mix or two (or at least introduce yourself for future coaching)! We got lots of players and no coaches.

Tonight would be a good night to join to coach a mix or two (or at least introduce yourself for future coaching)! We got lots of players and no coaches.
Please sign in through STEAM to post a comment.