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Chess for Kids!

When: Tuesdays/Wednesdays

Who:  K-6th Grade

Time: 4-6pm (PRE)

Location:  Piney Ridge Elementary School

Cost:  Please see Registration Page

Transportation:  Transportation will be offered from Freedom, Linton and Carrolltowne to class (held at Piney Ridge) for a $25 transportation fee every 4 weeks.


What Will You Learn?

  • Learn how analyze positions

  • Learn in depth opening sequences

  • Learn complicated tactical motifs

  • Learn key psychological factors that will improve your game

  • Learn key end game rules that will increase your win ratio

Each class is comprised of three periods:

Instructional Period:  Along with other students in the class, students will learn moves and strategies from their chess teacher then work on them in a class setting.  Students will learn defensive and offensive moves to improve their playing.  Students are encouraged to ask questions and suggest ideas that relate to the lesson.

Puzzle, Video or Worksheet Period:  Follow a path to improving by watching videos of chess masters, including Garry Kasparov, solving puzzles, playing and testing your skills while earning achievements and sharing with your friends.

Practical Period:  After learning a variety of openings, tactics, strategies, checkmates and endgames students try them with their friends.  The teacher generally pairs up students with other students who will challenge them to become better players.  Students learn to show good sportsmanship and to possess a learning attitude whether the student wins or loses.

This class is meant for anyone from the beginner to the intermediate chess player.