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  • BayAreaChess's First Team San Jose and First/Intermediate Team Palo Alto

    Meets:

    Saturdays 10AM-12PM
    @ Unitarian Universalist Church at Palo Alto

    @ 505 E Charleston Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (map)

    Saturdays 3PM-5PM
    @ the BAC Chess Center 

    @ 2050 Concourse Drive Suite #42, San Jose, CA 95131 (map)


    BAC TEAMS HAVE MOVED TO ENRICHMENT.BAYAREACHESS.COM
    ALL REGISTRATIONS
    HAVE TO BE DONE THROUGH https://enrichment.bayareachess.com/BACTEAMS

    First Team - Acceptance Guidelines

    Due to the young age of the potential First Team Members,
    the following guidelines have been established:

    Background Considerations
    Developmentally, it is typical for children between 5 years and 12 years to at times have difficulty focusing attention and listening to instructions. These behaviors are quite typical when a child is engaged in an activity they might not yet be ready for, or are not fully motivated to participate in.

    Therefore, any applicants’ readiness for and ability to positively engage in a competitive chess environment for our First Team will be assessed before officially accepting the player to the First Team.
    . While registration for the First Chess Team is open to any player wanting to participate. This DOES NOT mean, that every child is a good fit for this type of learning environment.

    a) It should be the explicit goal of every student to achieve a rating of 1200+ over time to promote to the Intermediate class.

    b) It is paramount that your child’s developmental readiness for this type of environment includes the ability to engage seriously in competitive chess. The environment is meant for committed, dedicated players who desire to work hard to take their chess skills to the next level.

    c) Participation in the team class is an opportunity and privilege, and while we at BAC want to support all players interested in chess, we do ask that you please think about whether a competitive atmosphere with expectations of work and behavior is the right fit for your child. If this is not the case, please know that we understand not every child is developmentally ready for this type of structure, and we have other classes available where the learning is done in a more relaxed environment.

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    BAC Teams

    BayAreaChess' teams are starting in August 2015 by inviting some of the Bay Area's most dedicated scholastic players with the mission to provide them with a format of training where they can elevate their chess to the next level. We do this by offering strong training with title player coaches combined with a team oriented method of training and support that will give these young players a valuable experience they can apply to both their chess and to their personal lives.

    This is a team for players with any rating :)


    Questions? Please email enrich@bayareachess.com