Our curriculum is designed to teach lessons both on and off the board. Our core values:
This is a perfect class for students starting from scratch. In this class students will learn the movements of all the chess pieces as well as some basic chess concepts such as castling, check and checkmate.
By the end of the class students should be able to confidently move pieces, castle and understand the basic difference between check and checkmate.
This class will pick up where Beginner I left off. Students will review the concepts of check and checkmate then move on to more advanced concepts such as stalemate, piece values and types of checkmates (i.e. Ladder Checkmate).
Students will also learn and practice notation. Perfect for students who know how the pieces move, but nothing else.
GOALS FOR BRONZE LEVEL
Students should be able to play a complete legal game of chess and exhibit the core values of respect and sportsmanship.
This class will pick up where Beginner II left off. Students will review the concepts learned in Beginner II and begin to learn various types of basic chess tactics including but not limited to: Forks, Pins, Skewers, Double Check, and Discovered Attacks.
Tactics are a very important part of chess and this classes will be very important to beginners looking to take their chess to the next level.
After this class students will have the basic knowledge to play in tournaments at a novice level.
This class will pick up where Intermediate I left off. Students will review the concepts learned in Intermediate I and begin to move beyond definitions but rather see strategy in action.
Students will learn the three parts of a chess game: opening strategy, middlegame concepts and basic endgame techniques.
Students who successfully complete this class will be given a certificate of tournament readiness and will be given endorsement to participate in rated play.
Perfect for those who have participated in Intermediate I or students who know basic tactics but are unsure if they are ready for tournament play.
GOALS FOR SILVER LEVEL
Students should be able to use basic chess tactics and strategies in their games. Students will also be given a 'certificate of tournament readiness and will be encouraged to pay a US Chess rated tournament.
We will be offering classes where our more advanced students can learn along with FIDE Master (FM) Peter Giannatos (and occasionally other CCCSA Masters). His professional knowledge combined with years of experience can give our students what they have been lacking for years. These Master classes give our higher level students a chance to train on a regular basis.
Unlike Bronze and Silver courses, Gold courses are not automatic progression. Students must increase their US Chess rating levels to work their way into the next level course.
Class Ranges: Under Ratings 800, Rating Range 800 - 1400
GOALS FOR GOLD LEVEL
Students will have refined their chess tactics and strategy. Students will also have learned and understand deeper concepts in chess helping them surpass the 1400 rating level. Students will also learn and exhibit the core value of perseverance.
The CCCSA is pleased to announce a NEW all-girls option for students!
Coach Anastasia Wyzywany will lead the way on this class. Coach Anna is the highest rated female player/coach in the Charlotte Metro Area.
This club is not only be a load of fun but is be a great way for girls to meet friends. This club is designed especially for girls to introduce the fundamental basics of chess and guide them all the way through tournament play.
It is recommended that those interested in this course finish the Beginner I course first.