'23 FALL After-School Chess Classes at El Carmelo School!
Wednesdays @ 1:35-2:35pm, 9/20-12/13
All Levels are welcome
*BAC accepts Kindergartners if they are already familiar with the game (can complete a game on their own) or are a sibling of an older enrolled student.
Bay Area Chess: The largest non-profit Chess provider west of Texas!
BAC combines fun and learning while promoting a team spirit where everyone helps each other succeed and improve. Our chess program will cover the very basics for students new to the game while also challenging more experienced players with more advanced concepts. Students will have the opportunity to learn the moves of the pieces, opening strategy, tactics, checkmates and endgame play. Students will also learn valuable life skills through chess, such as winning and losing with grace, sportsmanship, planning and team spirit. Our mission is to transform and enrich the lives of students through chess.
Register: ALL Levels will be registering through this page (unlike last year where we separated registration by skill). If you have a player NEW to our program, but NOT New to Chess, please just mention it in notes. Assessments will be done on the first half of the first day of class.
Format: This 60 minute Club Course will be roughly 50% demonstration/instruction and 50% live pairings or puzzle time. We aim to keep kids engaged and learning for the whole duration while also having fun doing it! More FAQ here. We will be assessing players on the first day. This allows for us to get to know the students, go over the rules and make sure all players are properly grouped by monitoring open-play before moving forward with deeper instruction.
Grade-Level: Our Programs are generally for Grades 1+. BAC accepts Kindergartners if they are already familiar with the game (can complete a game on their own) or are a sibling of an older enrolled student.
Coaches and Curriculum: Our esteemed coaches will evaluate the final roster and develop a curriculum that best suits our players based on their needs, experience levels and goals.
Ratio: Coach Ratios will generally be 12:1 or better in any given classroom. Some lessons/circumstances allow for higher.
WorkBook!: We will be providing a Take-Home workbook as a learning tool and for at-home training.
In-Person Weekend Clubs: For supplemental learning, BAC hosts Drop-in Chess Clubs every weekend in San Jose (Saturday mornings near Milpitas), Cupertino (on Sundays) and Palo Alto (Saturday afternoons near Mitchell Park). No registration needed (pay at the door), all levels welcome! We have added Fremont and Santa Clara, see here: BAC In-Person Clubs! | Bay Area Chess
Questions? FAQ Page. We can also be reached at Enrich@bayareachess.com
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