PS 11 Chess Club & Team

  • Two Grade Nationals Top 10 Teams



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: U600 USCF players with an eye towards competition

  • Bishops: U600 USCF Advancing Tournament players

  • Knights: Social developmental play

  • Pawns: K-1, introductory coaching & play

Program Rates: $595 per semester

10% sibling discount, use code: sibling

Financial assistance available: email

*Each PS 11 program member will receive a team shirt and also a gold membership

Tuesday Chess Club & Team

Fall 2019: September 17th - February 11th

  • September 17th, 24th

  • October 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

  • November 12th, 19th, 26th

  • December 3rd, 10th, 17th

  • January 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

  • February 4th, 11th

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 weekly, 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 gold membership

Team Competitions:

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

Contact Your PS 11 Coaching Team: