PS 139 Chess Club & Team:
From complete beginners to advancing tournament players our goal is that all PS 139 players can experience both the joy & significant social/educational benefits of learning and playing chess. Our PS 139 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 competitors)
Approximate class groupings:
Kings - 400 + USCF
Queens - U 400 USCF with a eye towards competition
Knights - Social developmental play
Pawns - Kindergarten, introductory coaching & play
Please email Mr. West at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about pricing
* Each PS 139 program member will receive a team shirt and also a chesskid.com gold membership
Financial assistance available, email email@example.com
Monday Team Practice:
Spring 2019 Semester: February 4th - June 17th
Fall 2019 : September 9th - January 27th
September 9th , 16th , 23rd
October 7th , 21st , 28th
November 4th , 18th , 25th
December 2nd , 9th , 16th
January 6th , 13th , 27th
Tuesday Chess Club & Team:
Spring 2019 Semester: February 26th - June 18th
Fall 2019 : September 10th - January 28th
September 10th , 17th , 24th
October 8th , 15th , 22nd , 29th
November 12th , 19th , 26th
December 3rd , 10th , 17th
January 7th , 14th , 21st , 28th
Spring 2020 Semester Dates: Updated Shortly
Players will meet in the auditorium directly after-school and will go into the chess rooms for a light snack. Lessons and play will take place in classrooms onsite at PS 139. Pickup will occur at 5 PM in the main lobby.
Lateral movements will occur, as we experiment with class grouping and activities to identify the optimal training opportunities for our players. Players will be promoted throughout the season as coaches feel fit.
A high emphasis on participation, engagement and self-study will be placed on our team groups.
PS 139 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 139 team spirit and standards in each class. Coaches will get to know each player in the program and be able to speak on each ones strengths and weaknesses as their relationship with the program evolves over time.
We want each player in our weekly training to feel connected to the program and enjoy pride in the program. Recognizing collective success is encouraged and serves as inspiration to players from all classes and groups.
* Even as we continue to grow our program and competitive team, there remains the opportunity for more social, less competitive play as well.
We will continue to welcome all students and find the right balance for each and every one. We want everyone to engage with the chess program at their comfort level, where the entire student body can enjoy the great benefits of this incredible game.
Our PS 139 Team will compete at local, City, State & National competitions.
Contact Your PS 139 Team Coaches:
email - firstname.lastname@example.org