Intro to Chess Group Class
Join our Intro to Chess Group class, the perfect environment for beginners to learn and appreciate chess. By the end of the eight-session learn & play program, you will have all the tools to play meaningful games and compete with your friends and family. Choose the appropriate age-based group (two options for scholastic age brackets) or an adult group.
General Class Schedule
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Scholastic Elementary: Saturday:11:00 AM -12:30 PM
Scholastic Middle and High School: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Adult Class: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
What Will I Learn?
Our Intro to Chess Group class is a customized learning experience based on the ChessKid curriculum and taught by US-Chess-certified coaches. The topics covered include, but are not limited to:
How the pieces move
The goal of the game (checkmate)
Special rules (castling, en passant, pawn promotion, statemate and draws)
Basic strategy and tactics
Basic opening, middlegame, and endgame principles
Planning and setting goals during a game
Q: What is included in the class?
A: Each student will be provided with their own chess board, notation book, bound copy of the curriculum and learning materials, a Manasota Chess Center (MCC) membership, and an MCC branded t-shirt.
Q: How much does the class cost?
A: The class is $300 for the bundle of eight hour-and-a-half lessons with a US Chess certified coach, which includes all the above-mentioned materials as well supervised free play with other students during the class.
Q: Is there an age limit?
A: No, we offer three options for classes. A scholastic elementary class, a scholastic middle and high school class, and an 18 or older adult class.
Q: How good will I get at chess after the class?
A: The sky is the limit, and that will depend upon your interest and commitment, but the class will cover all the basic skills required to go to the next level.