BAC Teams
Categories and classifications

BayAreaChess offers 4 different categories of Teams, and players and students are welcome to inquire about these based on their USCF rating and tournament experience. Please note that students that have never attended a tournament, or are under 500 USCF Rating, can ONLY be considered for the FIRST Team

BAC TEAM CLASSES presented by BayAreaChess!

Open for players Ages 18+ U1500 USCF rated
 ALL players, who are familiar with the chess moves and a checkmate are welcomed!

Meets: Saturdays 11AM-1PM PT @ ONLINE
Head Coaches: IM Faik Aleskerov & GM Zviad Izoria

BAC A-TEAM  - Chess Team for players of ALL AGES 1500+ USCF rating (or 2000+ chesskid)
Meets: Saturdays  11AM - 1PM PT @ONLINE
Head Coach: GM Steven Zierk

Please READ the message from A-Team Head Coach:
The A-Team is for serious tournament players 1500+ (strict) that are looking to improve their game. The group classes focus on universal chess skills, such as calculation, decision making, and positional judgment. Students are expected to work on chess regularly while attending classes, in the form of solving tactics, reading books, or playing online. Students are also expected to remain active tournament players while being members of the A-team.

BAC INTERMEDIATE Team: for players in the 1000-1500 USCF rating range (or 1400-2000 Chesskid)
Meets: Saturdays 1-3 PM PT @ ONLINE
Head Coaches: IM Faik Aleskerov & GM Zviad Izoria

BAC FIRST Team for players who are between 0-1000 USCF rating (or 750-1400 Chesskid)
Meets: Saturdays  3-5 PM PT @ ONLINE
Head Coaches: IM Faik Aleskerov & GM Zviad Izoria






                          TEAM MEETINGS

                       # of
  '21 JAN 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30   4 ($163)    
  '21 FEB 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27   4 ($163)    
  '21 MAR
3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27
  4 ($163)    
  '21 APR
4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24
  4 ($163)    
  '21 MAY
5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22
  4 ($163)    
  '21 JUNE 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26   4 ($163)    
  '21 JULY 7/10, 7/17, 7/24 7/31   4 ($163)    
'21 AUG
8/7, 8/14, 8/21 8/ 28   4 ($163)    
'21 SEPT
TBD    TBD      
  '21 OCT TBD   TBD    
  '21 NOV TBD   TBD      

Team Fees, Policies & FAQ

Please find below a summary of BAC Team Fees and Policies. To see full Information please refer to BAC TEAM FEES AND POLICIES

Welcome to BAC Teams! Please read and acknowledge BAC Teams Policies and Fees:

BAC Team Classes are held monthly throughout the school year, September through June, and include 3 classes. Team classes may be offered through Summer (July and August).

Flat Monthly  Fee:
First, Intermediate, A-Team and Adult U1500  - $130 x 3 Team meets/month; $163 x 4 Team meets/month

Team Fee includes:
- 2 hours of training with the team and Titled Team Coach(es) on scheduled weekends
- email communication follow-ups during the week by request with Team Coaches regarding problems & solutions, personalized questions.

 The BAC Team classes fee is a flat fee, which covers 3 or 4 classes a month and is payable monthly.

BAC A-TEAM by invitation only,
Please email 
enrich@bayareachess.com to apply.

Registration is through the BAC Enrichment webpage: enrichment.bayareachess.com
Online Registration
Team classes will open on Sundays after the last class each month.

BAC TEAM Class Rosters
are completed by the first class of the month and used for a check-in for each student. If the student is NOT on the roster, such student will not be allowed to the class. Please contact
enrich@bayareachess.com with any question regarding registration.

Cancellation, Class Make-Ups and Pro-Rate Policy:
Cancellations are not allowed. Whether your child chooses to attend just one, two or three classes on a selected month, the price is the same.

There are NO Trial Classes.
There are NO make ups for missed classes.
There are NO prorates. There are NO monetary refunds for the cancellations: full credit may be offered to be applied to the following month (if cancelled prior to the first Team Class of the paid month).
Sick Team Member Policy: if the Team Member has been sick throughout more than one Team class, we will request an official doctor’s note, and may consider to credit the monthly fee amount towards the next month. There are no prorates for one missed Team class due to sickness

Late Pick-up policy ( Applicable for In-Person Team Classes Only)
Team players are expected to be picked up within 5 minutes to the end of their class. Any player who is not picked up by 10 minutes after the class ends will be given a warning. Second incident may result in withdrawal from the team. Please, respect our coaches by respecting their time.

Important Notes:
Remember to please register early for the Team classes, as many of our weekend events fill up.

Q: What's the difference between the Weekend Clubs and the BAC Teams?
A: The clubs are more casual, fun atmosphere and attendance can be on an ad-hoc basis by purchasing a drop-in fee. Teams need commitments and consistent attendance, and will be focused on improvement in all areas of chess, lecture, assigned homework, and of curse, we will have fun! BAC Teams offer a Free social gatherings each months when the BAC Team is in session. We keep our Team members informed via email communication. Would you like to be on the BAC TEAMS email list? Please send us an email to enrich@bayareachess.com

Q: Can we try out the class? Do you offer a first try-out class?
A: No, we do not offer try-out classes. You can register yourself/your child for 1 month, and if you/your child decide(s) to not continue, you simply do not register yourself/your child for the next month.

Q: What is expected from the Team members?
A: Consistent attendance and team commitment. Also recommended to spend several hours a week on chess at home.

Q: Is there a maximum number of team members for each team?
A: Yes. All teams are open by Space allowed. We provide a second coach if the number of Team members in the Team is larger than 12.

Q: Your Question here? Please email enrich@bayareachess.com