PS 11 Chess Club & Team
Two Grade Nationals Top 10 Teams
Five City Championship Top 10 Teams
three State Championship top 10 Teams
Mayor's Cup top 4
All Girls U 8 National Championship top 10
k/3 States Elementary Championship Top 15th
From complete beginners to advancing tournament players our goal is that all PS 11 players can experience both the joy & significant social/educational benefits of learning and playing chess. Our PS 11 Team will prepare for local, City, State & National Competitions. Players are matched into groups based on skill, interest level & age. This allows coaches to identify and create the right training environment for each player. (complete beginner - advanced National competitors)
Approximate class groupings:
- Kings - 1000 + USCF
- Queens - 600 + USCF
- Rooks - U 600 + USCF with a eye towards competition
- Bishops - Advancing Tournament players - U 600
- Knights - Social developmental play
- Pawns - Kindergarten, introductory coaching & play
Program Rates: $595 per semester
- 10% sibling discount, use code: sibling
- Financial assistance available - email firstname.lastname@example.org
* Each PS 11 program member will receive a team shirt and also a chesskid.com gold membership
Tuesday Chess Club & Team:
Fall Semester: September 18th - February 12th
September 18th, 25th
October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
November 13th, 20th, 27th
December 4th, 11th, 18th
January 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
Players meet in the library directly after-school where they receive a light snack and have a team meeting. Instruction and play will occur in PS 11 classes onsite. Pick-up will occur at 5 PM directly in front of the school.
Lateral classroom movements will occur, as we experiment with class grouping and activities to identify the optimal training opportunities for our players. Also players may be promoted throughout the season as coaches feel fit.
PS 11 will have a weekly opening meeting, where past weeks success is recognized, the upcoming events are emphasized and expectations and team spirit is reinforced.
Program leadership will ensure a single thread of PS 11 team spirit and standards in each class. Coaches will get to know each kid in the program and be able to speak on each ones strengths and weaknesses as their relationship with the program evolves over time.
Each groups coaches will also track and monitor both their USCF and chesskid ratings week over week, helping to guide and motivate them along the way.
Program leaders will also work to guide the coaches; the expectation is that each class will be progressive and coaches will provide a productive session, each and every week.
* Each member will receive a chesskid.com gold membership
Our PS 11, Chelsea ChessMates will compete at local, City, State & National competitions.
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