CLASS OPTIONS

Beginner Courses

MASTER CLASS I - For Ratings 800-1200


Class Day: Sunday Class Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm Spring II Dates: May 9, May 17, May 23, May 30, June 6, June 13 Summer I Dates: June 27, July 4 (Skip), July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8 Student Expectations: Attend the classes scheduled. Complete all assigned homework. Master Class I Goals: Students will build upon their knowledge to increase their performance in tournament competition while learning from a top player and coach. After the fundamental basics are learned, chess knowledge is acquired through examples from tournament practice and game review. Students are able to learn through high level examples and from a top players experiences in practice. 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. Progression Class: Master Class II* *Unlike the fundamentals courses, the Master Classes only allow progression based on rating improvement. Students will remain in the class that fits their peak US Chess rating. Students who continue in the same class will not repeat the same lessons learned but rather continue building the skills needed to reach the next rating level. Cost for Class: CCCSA Members: $175.00 / 6 Week Session Non-Members: $190.00 / 6 Week Session Join the CCCSA and Save - Only $40 / Year for Locals and $25 / Year for Distance Option The CCCSA Was Awarded "Chess Club of the Year" in 2019 by the US Chess Federation Registration: REGISTER HERE




GOALS FOR MASTER CLASSES


Our goal is to ensure that students are properly trained as they work their way up the rating ladder. Students will learn from the best coaches in the Southeast and thus have a competitive advantage over their peers. 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.




MASTER CLASS II - For Ratings 1200-1600


Class Day: Sunday Class Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm Spring II Dates: May 9, May 17, May 23, May 30, June 6, June 13 Summer I Dates: June 27, July 4 (Skip), July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8 Student Expectations: Attend the classes scheduled. Complete all assigned homework. Master Class II Goals: Students will build upon their knowledge to increase their performance in tournament competition while learning from a top player and coach. After the fundamental basics are learned, chess knowledge is acquired through examples from tournament practice and game review. Students are able to learn through high level examples and from a top players experiences in practice. 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. Progression Class: Elite Chess Team *Unlike the fundamentals courses, the Master Classes only allow progression based on rating improvement. Students will remain in the class that fits their peak US Chess rating. Students who continue in the same class will not repeat the same lessons learned but rather continue building the skills needed to reach the next rating level. Cost for Class: CCCSA Members: $175.00 / 6 Week Session Non-Members: $190.00 / 6 Week Session Join the CCCSA and Save - Only $40 / Year for Locals and $25 / Year for Distance Option The CCCSA Was Awarded "Chess Club of the Year" in 2019 by the US Chess Federation Registration: REGISTER HERE





Intermediate Courses

INTERMEDIATE I - Introduction to Chess Tactics


Class Day: Sunday Class Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm Spring II Dates: May 9, May 17, May 23, May 30, June 6, June 13 Summer I Dates: June 27, July 4 (Skip), July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8 Student Expectations: Attend the classes scheduled. Complete all assigned homework. Intermediate I Goals: Students will learn various types of basic chess tactics including but not limited to: Forks, Pins, Skewers, Discovered Attacks, Removing the Guard and Decoy. Tactics are a very important part of chess and this class will be very important to beginners looking to take their chess to the next level. Tactics help increase board visualization and expand student thinking beyond elementary concepts. Progression Class: Intermediate II Cost for Class: CCCSA Members: $150.00 / 6 Week Session Non-Members: $165.00 / 6 Week Session Join the CCCSA and Save - Only $40 / Year for Locals and $25 / Year for Distance Option The CCCSA Was Awarded "Chess Club of the Year" in 2019 by the US Chess Federation Registration: REGISTER HERE




GOALS OF INTERMEDIATE COURSES


Students that complete the Intermediate I, II, and III classes will be ready for introductory rated tournament play between the 100-500 US Chess rating level. Completing the intermediate courses should give parents and coaches the confidence that students are ready to play in rated tournaments at an introductory level. Our goal is to ensure that students are properly trained before they join rated tournaments. Our Masters 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. Why Is Tournament Chess Important to Learning? Read this Study About Its Correlation To Reading and Math Scores.




INTERMEDIATE II - Introduction to Chess Strategy


Class Day: Sunday Class Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm Spring II Dates: May 9, May 17, May 23, May 30, June 6, June 13 Summer I Dates: June 27, July 4 (Skip), July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8 Student Expectations: Attend the classes scheduled. Complete all assigned homework. Intermediate II Goals: Students will learn opening strategy, basic middlegame and endgame concepts. Students will learn the basic fundamentals needed to play each phase of a chess game. Progression Class: Intermediate III Cost for Class: CCCSA Members: $150.00 / 6 Week Session Non-Members: $165.00 / 6 Week Session Join the CCCSA and Save - Only $40 / Year for Locals and $25 / Year for Distance Option The CCCSA Was Awarded "Chess Club of the Year" in 2019 by the US Chess Federation Registration: REGISTER HERE




INTERMEDIATE III - Intro to Tournament Play


Class Day: Sunday Class Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm Spring II Dates: May 9, May 17, May 23, May 30, June 6, June 13 Summer I Dates: June 27, July 4 (Skip), July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8 Student Expectations: Attend the classes scheduled. Complete all assigned homework. Intermediate II Goals: Students will review concepts from Intermediate I and II as well as learn deeper concepts in the opening, middlegame and endgame and how to apply the concepts to their own games. The CCCSA encourages students to play in formal tournaments, but only when they are ready to do so. This class completes the basic fundamentals that students need in order to compete. This class is the final class students are recommended to take before entering introductory tournament play. Students that successfully complete this class will be given a "certificate of tournament readiness" by the founder of the CCCSA, FIDE Master Peter Giannatos. Progression Class: Tournament Fundamentals I Cost for Class: CCCSA Members: $150.00 / 6 Week Session Non-Members: $165.00 / 6 Week Session Join the CCCSA and Save - Only $40 / Year for Locals and $25 / Year for Distance Option The CCCSA Was Awarded "Chess Club of the Year" in 2019 by the US Chess Federation Registration: REGISTER HERE





Chess Game

Tournament Fundamentals Courses

INTERMEDIATE I - Introduction to Chess Tactics


Class Day: Sunday Class Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm Spring II Dates: May 9, May 17, May 23, May 30, June 6, June 13 Summer I Dates: June 27, July 4 (Skip), July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8 Student Expectations: Attend the classes scheduled. Complete all assigned homework. Intermediate I Goals: Students will learn various types of basic chess tactics including but not limited to: Forks, Pins, Skewers, Discovered Attacks, Removing the Guard and Decoy. Tactics are a very important part of chess and this class will be very important to beginners looking to take their chess to the next level. Tactics help increase board visualization and expand student thinking beyond elementary concepts. Progression Class: Intermediate II Cost for Class: CCCSA Members: $150.00 / 6 Week Session Non-Members: $165.00 / 6 Week Session Join the CCCSA and Save - Only $40 / Year for Locals and $25 / Year for Distance Option The CCCSA Was Awarded "Chess Club of the Year" in 2019 by the US Chess Federation Registration: REGISTER HERE




GOALS OF INTERMEDIATE COURSES


Students that complete the Intermediate I, II, and III classes will be ready for introductory rated tournament play between the 100-500 US Chess rating level. Completing the intermediate courses should give parents and coaches the confidence that students are ready to play in rated tournaments at an introductory level. Our goal is to ensure that students are properly trained before they join rated tournaments. Our Masters 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. Why Is Tournament Chess Important to Learning? Read this Study About Its Correlation To Reading and Math Scores.




INTERMEDIATE II - Introduction to Chess Strategy


Class Day: Sunday Class Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm Spring II Dates: May 9, May 17, May 23, May 30, June 6, June 13 Summer I Dates: June 27, July 4 (Skip), July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8 Student Expectations: Attend the classes scheduled. Complete all assigned homework. Intermediate II Goals: Students will learn opening strategy, basic middlegame and endgame concepts. Students will learn the basic fundamentals needed to play each phase of a chess game. Progression Class: Intermediate III Cost for Class: CCCSA Members: $150.00 / 6 Week Session Non-Members: $165.00 / 6 Week Session Join the CCCSA and Save - Only $40 / Year for Locals and $25 / Year for Distance Option The CCCSA Was Awarded "Chess Club of the Year" in 2019 by the US Chess Federation Registration: REGISTER HERE




INTERMEDIATE III - Intro to Tournament Play


Class Day: Sunday Class Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm Spring II Dates: May 9, May 17, May 23, May 30, June 6, June 13 Summer I Dates: June 27, July 4 (Skip), July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8 Student Expectations: Attend the classes scheduled. Complete all assigned homework. Intermediate II Goals: Students will review concepts from Intermediate I and II as well as learn deeper concepts in the opening, middlegame and endgame and how to apply the concepts to their own games. The CCCSA encourages students to play in formal tournaments, but only when they are ready to do so. This class completes the basic fundamentals that students need in order to compete. This class is the final class students are recommended to take before entering introductory tournament play. Students that successfully complete this class will be given a "certificate of tournament readiness" by the founder of the CCCSA, FIDE Master Peter Giannatos. Progression Class: Tournament Fundamentals I Cost for Class: CCCSA Members: $150.00 / 6 Week Session Non-Members: $165.00 / 6 Week Session Join the CCCSA and Save - Only $40 / Year for Locals and $25 / Year for Distance Option The CCCSA Was Awarded "Chess Club of the Year" in 2019 by the US Chess Federation Registration: REGISTER HERE





Chess Pieces

Master Classes

MASTER CLASS I - For Ratings 800-1200


Class Day: Sunday Class Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm Spring II Dates: May 9, May 17, May 23, May 30, June 6, June 13 Summer I Dates: June 27, July 4 (Skip), July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8 Student Expectations: Attend the classes scheduled. Complete all assigned homework. Master Class I Goals: Students will build upon their knowledge to increase their performance in tournament competition while learning from a top player and coach. After the fundamental basics are learned, chess knowledge is acquired through examples from tournament practice and game review. Students are able to learn through high level examples and from a top players experiences in practice. 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. Progression Class: Master Class II* *Unlike the fundamentals courses, the Master Classes only allow progression based on rating improvement. Students will remain in the class that fits their peak US Chess rating. Students who continue in the same class will not repeat the same lessons learned but rather continue building the skills needed to reach the next rating level. Cost for Class: CCCSA Members: $175.00 / 6 Week Session Non-Members: $190.00 / 6 Week Session Join the CCCSA and Save - Only $40 / Year for Locals and $25 / Year for Distance Option The CCCSA Was Awarded "Chess Club of the Year" in 2019 by the US Chess Federation Registration: REGISTER HERE




GOALS FOR MASTER CLASSES


Our goal is to ensure that students are properly trained as they work their way up the rating ladder. Students will learn from the best coaches in the Southeast and thus have a competitive advantage over their peers. 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.




MASTER CLASS II - For Ratings 1200-1600


Class Day: Sunday Class Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm Spring II Dates: May 9, May 17, May 23, May 30, June 6, June 13 Summer I Dates: June 27, July 4 (Skip), July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8 Student Expectations: Attend the classes scheduled. Complete all assigned homework. Master Class II Goals: Students will build upon their knowledge to increase their performance in tournament competition while learning from a top player and coach. After the fundamental basics are learned, chess knowledge is acquired through examples from tournament practice and game review. Students are able to learn through high level examples and from a top players experiences in practice. 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. Progression Class: Elite Chess Team *Unlike the fundamentals courses, the Master Classes only allow progression based on rating improvement. Students will remain in the class that fits their peak US Chess rating. Students who continue in the same class will not repeat the same lessons learned but rather continue building the skills needed to reach the next rating level. Cost for Class: CCCSA Members: $175.00 / 6 Week Session Non-Members: $190.00 / 6 Week Session Join the CCCSA and Save - Only $40 / Year for Locals and $25 / Year for Distance Option The CCCSA Was Awarded "Chess Club of the Year" in 2019 by the US Chess Federation Registration: REGISTER HERE





Chess Pieces

Elite Chess Team

When students graduate or exceed the threshold for the Master Classes, students may apply to be a part of the CCCSA Elite Chess Team.

The CCCSA Elite Chess Team is for students who have a peak US Chess rating of 1600+. Students receive free weekly training from Charlotte's top coaches, in addition to Elite Chess Team gear.

Read More Here