ImagesHIRSCH Chess Club - '22 Fall


Fall 2022 Chess Club @ HIRSCH Elementary

MONDAYS, 3:00 - 4:00PM (9/12-12/12)


This is our First time at Hirsch, we are excited to bring Chess to this thriving community!
Term: 60 Minutes classes once per week on Mondays.

Free Chesskid.com Gold Membership, BAC Take-Home Workbook and USCF Membership (for Rated Tournament Play), see below:

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. 

Discount:  10% Sibling discounts are accounted for automatically by the system (so long as purchases are made in one single transaction).  

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 (skill appropriate for any level) as a learning tool and for at-home training. 

Chesskid.com:  Bonus Feature!  Registering as a beginner comes with a free Gold Membership to Chesskid.com (1-year, $49 value) where kids can play in unlimited games, puzzles, extra animated lessons and even daily online tournaments in our BAC Club of over 4000 active players!  This account allows for perfect at-home training and fun and can also serve as weekly practice and homework.  BAC will send you this information, you do not need to make an account. 

Free USCF Membership or Renewal!  
Bay Area Chess is also the leading Organizer for USCF Rated Tournaments and Championships!  Players that are not already a United States Chess Federation member will be enrolled by BAC and may take part in Rated Fall Events. The $20 annual charge is on us with enrollment into the Hirsch Elementary after school program  ;)   Hirsch players will also be competing as a TEAM in State and National Events!

In-Person Weekend Clubs:  For supplemental learning, BAC hosts Drop-in Chess Clubs every Saturday in San Jose (near Milpitas) and Palo Alto (near Mitchell Park). No registration needed (pay at the door), all levels welcome!

Questions?  FAQ Page. We can also be reached at Enrich@bayareachess.com


More Info: 

 https://enrichment.bayareachess.com is the BAC Enrichment Site : 
For all Camps / After School Classes / Clubs / Chesskid.com / Practice Events / Online Teams
Support Email: enrich@bayareachess.com

- https://www.bayareachess.com  is the BAC Tournament Site : 
All USCF Events use the Tournament website (uses a different login than the Enrichment site)
Support Email: ask@bayareachess.com


Stay Safe! Have Fun! Learn Chess!


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