What is Learning Fives?
Five players and one coach join together for five weeks of team based learning and practice.
During those five weeks, teams meet together at least twice a week for 2-3 hours and their coaches will spectate the games, working to create a well-oiled machine out of 5 chosen players. Our production staff will be hosting events each week including showmatches. Any team is free to participate in these events and it's a great chance to show off exactly what you've learned in the Nexus.
How do I signup?
To sign up for Learning Fives, you must join our Discord server, which can be found at the very top of this post. After joining, the signup forms can be found in the #program-info channel or #announcements. Once you reach the end of the signup form, you are all set!
Sign up period – March 28th – March 31st; signups end at 11:59pm EST on March 31st
Team selection – April 1st – April 6th
Start to End Dates – April 7th – May 11th
How does selection work?
Coaches; Sometime after you sign up, you will be given the Coach role and placed in your own private team room. After sign-ups end you will be assigned a personal coordinator who will guide you through the team creation process.
Understudies; Should a coach desire an understudy, they’ll select one from those signed up. You’ll receive a Discord PM from a coordinator offering you a position. If you have not received a PM on Discord or an invite to a team room, it is likely you have not been selected for this session.
Students; During Team Selection week, coaches will be building teams to their specifications. Once they have found a mix of players that they are happy with, Discord PMs will be sent out to notify you and you will be added to the coach’s team room where they can tell you more about the schedule and their coaching style. Please ensure you put your correct Discord name on the signup form! This is necessary for us to contact you!
If you have not received a PM on Discord or an invite to a team room by the end of team selection, it is likely you have not been selected for this session. It's unfortunate but the number of student signups we get means that it's impossible to find coaches for all you motivated players. Keep signing up for the sessions as they come and you'll find your way onto a team!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. Do you have to be ranked to sign up?
A1. Yes, you must be ranked to sign up.
Q2. Does this program run in all regions?
A2. Yes! We do offer support for teams in any region although the majority of our sign-ups come from NA. If you are not from that region we highly recommend telling your friends and signing up anyway to increase the chances of a team being put together.
Q3. How long do we have to accept?
A3. You will have 24 hours from the initial PM from a coordinator to accept your invitation. If they do not respond as soon as you do in the 24 hours you will retain your spot, they are likely helping someone else out.
Q4. Can I be a coach/understudy if I am not selected for a student position?
A4. No, we do not currently have the means to accommodate those wishing to switch.
Q5. What is an understudy?
A5. An understudy is like a coach in training. If you are not confident in your coaching abilities or do not meet our Gold 3 coaching requirement, this is the role for you! This role is fairly flexible, depending on your comfort you can take on the role of an assistant coach, or be a shadow to the main coach of the team. It’s up to you and the coach!
Q6. What if my rank changes?
A6. As long as your rank does not change drastically (Silver 5 to Silver 1 for example) you’ll be good! If you are concerned about it, you can PM @Silthreent#2658.
Q7. How will we be contacted?
A7. You will only be contacted via Discord PM by a coordinator. Please make sure you put your correct Discord name on the signup form. Make sure you are on the L5s HotS server and your Discord PMs are open.
We ask that Students…
- Be teachable
- Be team players
- Be motivated
- Never talk down on teammates during games
- Honor your five week commitment to your team
We ask that Coaches…
- Do their best
- Ask for help when they need it
- Cover most of the major team concepts
- Avoid frustration
- Honor your five week commitment to your team
As always, we want to hear your feedback about anything. If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions not covered above feel free to leave a comment or shoot one of the admins a PM. Good luck!
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