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Beginner Class Registration
Beginner Class Registration
Beginner Class Registration
Beginner Class Registration

Beginner Class Registration

Regular price $315.00
Unit price  per 

Classes start September 20th, 2021.

We are currently offering two classes: Step 1, and Step 1+. Each class will meet for one hour sessions over ten consecutive weeks.

Step 1

The Step 1 class is ideal for children with zero, minimal, or unstructured prior chess experience. It will give them the strongest possible foundation as they start their chess journey. In our experience, the chess world opens up to children who learn the basics perfectly: They can successfully play with friends or relatives, compete in entry level tournaments, develop a passion for the game, and advance to the next level. In ten lessons, students will learn about:

  • The chessboard
  • How the pieces move
  • Attacking and capturing
  • The pawn
  • Defending
  • Check
  • Checkmate
  • Castling
  • Good trades
  • Twofold attacks
  • Checkmating with the queen
  • Special Rules

Lessons will use zoom in combination with our interactive online coaching platform. Regular HW will be assigned electronically to help students solidify and apply the concepts being taught. Class is limited to 10 students, to ensure each student receives the individual attention required for them to thrive. We look forward to giving your children the best possible introduction to the world of chess!


Step 1+

The Step 1+ class is ideal for children who have mastered all the rules and can confidently give checkmate, defend against simple threats, and win material. This is the best way to make the transition from playing at home and at entry-level tournaments to competing more successfully. It also provides the best possible foundation for learning and applying more complicated tactics later in their chess careers. In ten lessons, students will learn about:

  • Winning Material 
  • Defending 
  • Mate 
  • Visualization
  • Defending against Mate
  • Draws 
  • Visualizing Mate
  • Passed Pawns 

Several lessons revisit topics studied in Step 1, at a higher level of depth and complexity. This ensures that students master the concepts to the point of being able to apply them consistently in real games.

Lessons will use zoom in combination with our interactive coaching platform. Regular HW will be assigned electronically to help students solidify and apply the concepts being taught. Class is limited to 10 students, to ensure each student receives the individual attention required for them to thrive. We look forward to giving your children the best possible transition to a higher level of chess!

After signing up, please click here to fill out our registration form.