Impact Coaching Network

"A Unique Team-First Training Approach
Dedicated to Building Vibrant Chess Communities
& Delivering Measurable Chess Success."


  • K-3 Primary National Champions (2019)

  • K-3 U1000 National Champions (2019)

  • K-5 Individual National Champion (2019)

  • K-5 U900 Individual National Champion (2019)

  • All Girls U8 National Champions (2019)

  • 5 New York State All Girls Championships (2019)

  • 2 New York State Championships (2019)

  • 13 Team Trophy Winners, City Championships (2019)

  • 28 City Championship Individual Trophies (2019)

  • 10 Top Ten Grade Nationals Teams (2018-2019)

  • 170 ICN Program Competitors Reached 1000+ USCF

  • 50 Top 100 USA Ranked Players

  • 5 Top 10 Mayor's Cup Finishes (2018-2019)

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Led by Coach Russ, ICN was founded with the vision of establishing a network of high performing chess programs, where each school embodies their own unique chess culture while still maintaining a network-wide commitment to excellence. 

Across the Impact Coaching Network, a "Team First" training approach will be emphasized and our coaches / leaders will collaborate with each partner program to strengthen and build their school’s community through a visibly vibrant and successful chess program. 


* All ICN coaches are Department of Education fingerprinted & background checked.

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