CLASS OPTIONS

Beginner Level

Beginner Level - Schedule (In-Person) - CLASS FULL


Class Day: Sunday Class Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT Meeting Location: Charlotte Chess Center Fall I Dates: September 12, September 19, September 26, October 3, October 10, October 17 Student Expectations: Attend the classes scheduled. Complete all assigned homework. Make-Up Classes: While students are expected to attend classes chosen at the time of registration, we understand that things come up. If a student must miss a scheduled class, they may notify CCCSA staff and attend the equivalent online class. One week notice is required for a make-up class. Cost for Class: CCCSA Members: $150.00 / 6 Week Session Non-Members: $165.00 / 6 Week Session Students may join during an ongoing session at a prorated fee. Please contact us if you would like to enroll but the session is currently in progress. Registration: REGISTER HERE




Beginner Level - Course Details


Who is this Level Best Suited For? Students who are either complete beginners or who have only learned and played chess at home. This course is best for students with no tournament experience or formal chess instruction. Course Topics Topics taught in the Beginner Level include, but are not limited to: piece movement, check, checkmate, stalemate, fundamental checkmates, checkmate patterns, piece values, and chess vocabulary. Course Goals Students will be able to play a complete legal game of chess with confidence. Students will clearly understand how a game ends and how to execute basic checkmates. Upon completion of the Beginner Course, students will be encouraged to play in our Unrated Practice Tournaments and move on to the Intermediate Courses. Students who progress to the next level recieve a graduation certificate. Materials All materials are provided for class. Progression The coach keeps a log for each and every student enrolled in the class. After every 6-week period, the instructor will evaluate whether a student is ready to move to the next course. In some exceptional cases, a student may be promoted during a 6-week session. Students who progress to the next level recieve a graduation certificate. Considerations for progression include but are not limited to: mastery of topics introduced, completion of homework, class participation and performance. Students who continue in the same level will not repeat the same lessons learned but rather continue building the skills needed to reach the next course level. Recommendations For students who are complete beginners (do not know how the pieces move), the in-person classes are recommended. For others, both the online and in-person options are viable.




Beginner Level - Schedule (Online)


Class Day: Wednesday Class Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT Meeting Location: Online using Chessable Classroom technology. The Chessable Classroom allows students to attend classes in the most interactive and simple way. Fall I Dates: September 8, September 15, September 22, September 29, October 6, October 13 Student Expectations: Attend the classes scheduled. Complete all assigned homework. Make-Up Classes: While students are expected to attend classes chosen at the time of registration, we understand that things come up. If a student must miss a scheduled class, they may notify CCCSA staff and attend the equivalent in-person class. One week notice is required for a make-up class. Cost for Class: CCCSA Members: $150.00 / 6 Week Session Non-Members: $165.00 / 6 Week Session Students may join during an ongoing session at a prorated fee. Please contact us if you would like to enroll but the session is currently in progress. Registration: REGISTER HERE





Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level - Schedule (In-Person)


Class Day: Sunday Class Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT Meeting Location: Charlotte Chess Center Fall I Dates: September 12, September 19, September 26, October 3, October 10, October 17 Student Expectations: Attend the classes scheduled. Complete all assigned homework. Make-Up Classes: While students are expected to attend classes chosen at the time of registration, we understand that things come up. If a student must miss a scheduled class, they may notify CCCSA staff and attend the equivalent online class. One week notice is required for a make-up class. Cost for Class: CCCSA Members: $150.00 / 6 Week Session Non-Members: $165.00 / 6 Week Session Students may join during an ongoing session at a prorated fee. Please contact us if you would like to enroll but the session is currently in progress. Registration: REGISTER HERE




Intermediate Level - Course Details


Who is this Level Best Suited For? Students who have graduated from the Beginner Level course. Students who have had formal instruction but possibly even some tournament experience. Unrated players, and those with US Chess ratings under 600, and online ratings under 1000. Course Topics Topics taught in the Intermdiate Level include, but are not limited to: basic chess tactics, basic chess strategy, abstract checkmate patterns, notation, tournament etiquette, thinking more than 1 move ahead. Course Goals Completing the intermediate courses should give parents and coaches the confidence that students are ready to play in rated tournaments at an introductory level (US Chess ratings between 100-600). Our coaches are professional and experienced tournament players and will ensure that the students in class learn the necessary and proper fundamentals before being pushed into tournament play. Materials All materials are provided for class. Progression The coach keeps a log for each and every student enrolled in the class. After every 6-week period, the instructor will evaluate whether a student is ready to move to the next course. In some exceptional cases, a student may be promoted during a 6-week session. Students who progress to the next level recieve a graduation certificate. Considerations for progression include but are not limited to: mastery of topics introduced, completion of homework, class participation and performance. Students who continue in the same level will not repeat the same lessons learned but rather continue building the skills needed to reach the next course level. Recommendations Students in the Intermediate Level are encouraged to play Unrated Practice Tournaments, Friday Action Quads, and Rated Scholastic tournaments. Why Is Tournament Chess Important to Learning? Read this Study About Its Correlation To Reading and Math Scores. Managing Expectations More insight provided here on what to expect in terms of chess growth.




Intermediate Level - Schedule (Online)


Class Day: Wednesday Class Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT Meeting Location: Online using Chessable Classroom technology. The Chessable Classroom allows students to attend classes in the most interactive and simple way. Fall I Dates: September 8, September 15, September 22, September 29, October 6, October 13 Student Expectations: Attend the classes scheduled. Complete all assigned homework. Make-Up Classes: While students are expected to attend classes chosen at the time of registration, we understand that things come up. If a student must miss a scheduled class, they may notify CCCSA staff and attend the equivalent in-person class. One week notice is required for a make-up class. Cost for Class: CCCSA Members: $150.00 / 6 Week Session Non-Members: $165.00 / 6 Week Session Students may join during an ongoing session at a prorated fee. Please contact us if you would like to enroll but the session is currently in progress. Registration: REGISTER HERE





Chess Game

Advanced Level

Advanced Level - Schedule (In-Person)


Class Day: Sunday Class Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT Meeting Location: Charlotte Chess Center Fall I Dates: September 12, September 19, September 26, October 3, October 10, October 17 Student Expectations: Attend the classes scheduled. Complete all assigned homework. Make-Up Classes: While students are expected to attend classes chosen at the time of registration, we understand that things come up. If a student must miss a scheduled class, they may notify CCCSA staff and attend the equivalent online class. One week notice is required for a make-up class. Cost for Class: CCCSA Members: $150.00 / 6 Week Session Non-Members: $165.00 / 6 Week Session Students may join during an ongoing session at a prorated fee. Please contact us if you would like to enroll but the session is currently in progress. Registration: REGISTER HERE




Advanced Level - Course Details


Who is this Level Best Suited For? Students who have graduated from the Intermediate Level course. Students who have had formal instruction and tournament experience. Great for players with US Chess ratings 600-1000, and those with online ratings between 1000-1500. Course Topics Topics taught in the Advanced Level include, but are not limited to: studying classic games and champions, deeper opening concepts, middlegame positions, basic pawn structures, fundamental endgame technique, evaluation of chess positions. Course Goals Completing the Advanced Course should give parents and coaches the confidence that students able play at a US Chess rating level over 1000. Students will have the knowledge necessary to begin learning from Grandmaster Naroditsky in the Master Classes. Materials All materials are provided for class. Progression The coach keeps a log for each and every student enrolled in the class. After every 6-week period, the instructor will evaluate whether a student is ready to move to the next course. In some exceptional cases, a student may be promoted during a 6-week session. Students who progress to the next level recieve a graduation certificate. Considerations for progression include but are not limited to: mastery of topics introduced, completion of homework, class participation and performance. Students who continue in the same level will not repeat the same lessons learned but rather continue building the skills needed to reach the next course level. Recommendations Students in the Intermediate Level are encouraged to play Friday Action Quads, Rated Scholastic tournaments, and even open tournaments. Why Is Tournament Chess Important to Learning? Read this Study About Its Correlation To Reading and Math Scores. Managing Expectations More insight provided here on what to expect in terms of chess growth.




Advanced Level - Schedule (Online)


Class Day: Wednesday Class Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT Meeting Location: Online using Chessable Classroom technology. The Chessable Classroom allows students to attend classes in the most interactive and simple way. Fall I Dates: September 8, September 15, September 22, September 29, October 6, October 13 Student Expectations: Attend the classes scheduled. Complete all assigned homework. Make-Up Classes: While students are expected to attend classes chosen at the time of registration, we understand that things come up. If a student must miss a scheduled class, they may notify CCCSA staff and attend the equivalent in-person class. One week notice is required for a make-up class. Cost for Class: CCCSA Members: $150.00 / 6 Week Session Non-Members: $165.00 / 6 Week Session Students may join during an ongoing session at a prorated fee. Please contact us if you would like to enroll but the session is currently in progress. Registration: REGISTER HERE





Chess Pieces

Master Classes

Master Class I - Ratings 1000-1300 (Online)


Class Day: Sunday Class Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT Meeting Location: Online using Zoom. Fall I Dates: September 12, September 19, September 26, October 3, October 10, October 17 Student Expectations: Attend the classes scheduled. Complete all assigned homework. Make-Up Classes: Because Master Classes are only held once a week, there are no make-up classes. Students will be able to access a recording of the lesson should they miss a class. Cost for Class: CCCSA Members: $165.00 / 6 Week Session Non-Members: $180.00 / 6 Week Session Students may join during an ongoing session at a prorated fee. Please contact us if you would like to enroll but the session is currently in progress. Registration: REGISTER HERE Coaching: Students will learn under the tutelage of coach, Grandmaster (GM) Daniel Naroditsky. GM Daniel Naroditsky is the highest rated player and coach in the Southeast and is a top player in the nation. GM Naroditsky was World Under 12 Champion and US Junior Champion.




Master Class - Course Details


Who Are These Courses Best Suited For? Students who have graduated from the Advanced Level course. Students who have had regular formal instruction and significant tournament experience. Great for players with US Chess ratings 1000-1600. Course Goals To ensure that students are properly trained as they work their way up the rating ladder. Chess becomes increasingly more difficult as you get better. Students will learn from the top coaches in the Southeast and have a competitive advantage over their peers. Materials All materials are provided for class. Progression Students in the Master Classes progress by reaching the next rating threshold. Improving takes time. See the "managing expectations" note at the bottom of this page. Other Notes Once students surpass the 1600 rating threshhold, they are eligible to apply for the CCCSA's Elite Chess Team. Why Is Tournament Chess Important to Learning? Read this Study About Its Correlation To Reading and Math Scores. Managing Expectations More insight provided here on what to expect in terms of chess growth.




Master Class II - Ratings 1300-1600 (Online)


Class Day: Sunday Class Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT Meeting Location: Online using Zoom. Fall I Dates: September 12, September 19, September 26, October 3, October 10, October 17 Student Expectations: Attend the classes scheduled. Complete all assigned homework. Make-Up Classes: Because Master Classes are only held once a week, there are no make-up classes. Students will be able to access a recording of the lesson should they miss a class. Cost for Class: CCCSA Members: $165.00 / 6 Week Session Non-Members: $180.00 / 6 Week Session Students may join during an ongoing session at a prorated fee. Please contact us if you would like to enroll but the session is currently in progress. Registration: REGISTER HERE Coaching: Students will learn under the tutelage of coach, Grandmaster (GM) Daniel Naroditsky. GM Daniel Naroditsky is the highest rated player and coach in the Southeast and is a top player in the nation. GM Naroditsky was World Under 12 Champion and US Junior Champion.