PS 230 Chess Club & Team:
From complete beginners to advancing tournament players our goal is that all PS 230 players can experience both the joy & significant social/educational benefits of learning and playing chess. Our PS 230 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
Semester - $400 Fall semester
Late pick up 5:00 - 6:00 pm - $100 (optional)
If you need a one time late pick-up please email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide $20 at pick-up.
* Each PS 230 program member will receive a team shirt and also a chesskid.com gold membership
10% sibling discount - use code: sibling
Financial assistance available, email email@example.com
Thursday Chess Club & Team
Fall Semester: October 4th - January 30th
October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
November 1st, 8th, 29th
December 6th, 13th, 20th
January 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
Spring 2019 Semester February 7th - June 31st
February 7th, 14th, 28th
March 7th, 14th (PTC), 21st, 28th
April 4th, 11th, 18th
May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd 30th
June 13th 20th
Players will meet in the cafeteria directly after-school for a light snack and class groupings. Lessons and play will take place in classrooms onsite at PS 230. Pickup will occur at 5 PM in the cafeteria.
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 230 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 230 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 230 Team will compete at local, City, State & National competitions.
Contact Your PS 230 Team Coaches:
email - firstname.lastname@example.org