• 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

Program Vision:

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 an eye towards competition

  • Bishops - U 600 Advancing Tournament players -

  • Knights - Social developmental play

  • Pawns - Kindergarten, introductory coaching & play

Program Rates: $595 per semester

10% sibling discount, use code: sibling

Financial assistance available - email ps11chess@gmail.com

* Each PS 11 program member will receive a team shirt and also a www.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

  • February 12th

Spring 2019 Semester: February 26th - June 18th

  • February 26th

  • March 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

  • April 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th

  • May 6th, 13th, 20th

  • June 3rd, 10th, 17th

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 week’s 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 one’s strengths and weaknesses as their relationship with the program evolves over time.

Each group’s 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 PS 11 program member will receive a team shirt and also a www.chesskid.com gold membership

Team Competitions:

Our PS 11 Chelsea ChessMates will compete at Local, City, State & National competitions.

Contact Your PS 11 Coaching Team: