Making "Chess Clubs For Students" Work!
Build a robust, well-attended, successful scholastic chess club! Learn how to start, organize and run a fun and strong chess club in school! For the parent, coach or teacher who wants to organize a chess club at the K-12 grade levels with enthusiastic student participation.
How to Start?
For a chess club to function well and be successful, several things are essential:
1) students must know the chess rules;
3) they must respect their opponents—asking, what is my opponent threatening;
4) they must respect themselves, understand blunders—asking, is my next move safe; and,
This learning can take place during the first three or four chess club meetings that a student attends—and be reinforced throughout the chess season.
More experienced students in the club can mentor the newer younger students. In a relatively short time, students should be able to demonstrate understanding at these tasks as well as they can spell their names!
What Makes "Chess Clubs For Students" Work?
Part 1 - Basic Chess Skills and Psychology For Students emphasizes how learning the Chess Rules and Three Psychological Practices enable students to become stronger players.
Part 2 - Basic Endgame Checkmate Patterns For Students covers Four Basic Endgame Checkmate Patterns that will yield collateral benefits to all aspects of a student's games.
Part 3 - Choosing Location, Meeting Times & Equipment demonstrates that the right location, the right meeting times, and quality chess equipment will foster enthusiastic student chess club participation.
Part 4 - Chess Club Activities For Students shows that activities that are fun--and that improve chess knowledge and skills--are the lifeblood of a well-run, great chess club!