ComedySportz High School League®
The ComedySportz High School League® is the largest, most successful improv training program for high school students in the country.
ComedySportz High School League® empowers students to create their own theatre and nourishes their communication skills through improvisational theatre workshops and performances. It encourages their individuality and provides the forum to succeed or fail in a safe environment that combines showmanship and sportsmanship. The League provides an extracurricular activity that goes beyond stage work into everyday situations. And the students just think they're having fun!
We play improvisation as a team sport, with two teams "competing" for audience laughs. The stage is covered in turf, there's a referee and the players are in uniform. It's not comedy about sports; it's comedy played as a sport. Because everyone knows what a sport is, there is immediate buy-in from the audience. People who have never been to the theatre before walk through the door because they're not intimidated. Because it's improvisational, it's always different, and you will have fans that come to every performance.
Benefits for Teachers:
Your students learn improvisation from the professionals - people who actually get paid to do it.
Takes the burden of directing multiple shows each year off of teachers
Allows students to cultivate leadership skills
Allows teachers to offer awesome opportunities without huge time and effort investment (Most schools nominate student captains who work directly with your CSz coach to develop practices and plan your matches.)
Small budget investment for major pedagogical return (Not to mention having a few shows per year actually turns this program into a revenue generator!)
Benefits for Students:
Chance to grow as performers, leaders, artists and teachers
Chance to grow a caring, compassionate, inclusive community from the ground up
Great for resumes and college applications
Northern California ComedySportz High School League
Join dozens of schools already battling the boredom of daily school activities and other lame on-campus clubs. ComedySportz empowers students to learn about leadership, teamwork, and theater in a fun and exciting way. The league provides an extra-curricular program for students to practice improv, take workshops led by professional improvisers, and perform with teams from other schools all year long. The Northern California ComedySportz High School League has two locations, San Jose and Sacramento that reach out to students wanting to learn how to be funny in a safe, non-threatening environment. Plus, all ComedySportz High School League teams keep 100% of the profits made through ticket sales, promotional materials, etc. making the ComedySportz Program an exceptional way to raise funds. ComedySportz is one of the few programs that can pay for itself year after year.