'23 Online Track A2
Fridays @ 4-5PM PST (2/24 - 4/7)
This Course is designed for : Level 1+2: Absolute Beginner+Beginner
BAC Online Courses: One 60-minute weekly class, via Zoom, which will combine instructive lessons and practice/competitive gaming. Students should be logged in to their BAC Chesskid account each session. There will also be a free unrated Online Tournament at the end of the term. Zoom Credentials will generally be emailed to you ~24 hours before the course is set to start. Please note the HOMEWORK curriculum in the orientation (and below).
ChessKid.com: If you are not already in the BAC Club on Chesskid, you will receive a 1-year Gold Membership to www.Chesskid.com and will use this platform for games, practice, homework, extra lessons, videos, puzzles and tournaments with unlimited access. New members will receive this account a few days before the Course is set to start.
Make-Up Class: If you have to miss a class, one make-up session is permitted per course using our one-hour drop-in online clubs, which have set times each week:
Level 2-3 is hosted on Wednesdays @ 6pm (pst) (also available for individual purchase anytime)
Level 3-4 is hosted on Saturdays @ 10am (pst) (also available for individual purchase anytime)
Email us at Enrich@bayareachess.com with the DATE that you confirm to join for a make-up and credentials will be emailed to you separately. Make-up classes cannot carry over to a new Term.
Discount: 10% Sibling discounts are accounted for automatically by the system if purchased in the same transaction. No manual discounts will be considered.
Ratio: We try to keep Coach ratios at 10:1. Larger classes may have multiple coaches and make use of Zoom Break-out Rooms to optimize Learning Groups.
Homework: Use the Homework outlined in the course Orientation email for weekly practice.
Default expectations on Chesskid.com:
- 1-3 Animated Lessons/Quizzes per week (Lessons Tab). BRAND New Players should complete the first 6-8 lessons on the first week of class to ensure proficiency of the basic moves.
- Play 2-5 Games per week (outside of our sessions) with a 10 or 15 minute timer in the 'Play-Vs-Kid' Section (live games/tournaments). Players may also Challenge BOTS (start at the beginner levels and work upward!).
- Complete 5-7 Puzzles per week in the Puzzle Section (Goal: "Find Best Move").
- There are important End-Game lessons called 'Workouts' under the Learn-Tab in the account. We recommend 2-4 of them per 7-week term, in order, until they are completed.
Questions? Check our Online Course FAQ Page. We can also be reached at Enrich@bayareachess.com
Invite your Friends and Family, we would love to have them join us at BAC-online!
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