"Head Start Sessions are divided into two levels: Headstart Jr. for absolute beginners aged nine and under, and Headstart 9+ for older kids learning the basics of chess. You may sign up for a Half Day (9am-12pm, or 1-4pm) Unlimited Daily Sessions, Unlimited Weekly Sessions or Unlimited for rest of Summer 2020 (ends 9.18.2020) Please see the schedule below for details!

Always live instruction, participants enjoy an animated curriculum that covers every element of introduction to the game, in a fun Chess NYC way! Each session begins "on the hour" and runs for 50 minutes, leaving a 10 minute break (but no one leaves!). The platform performs! let's learn & play! Participants usually sign up for a week or two of sessions before being moved up to the next level!!"

 

 

All listed times are EDT

 

Monday

Time Headstart Jr. Class Headstart 9+ Class
9:00 - 9:50 Learning A New Language (Chess!)/All About Pawns Board Orientation and Introduction to the Pawns
10:00 - 10:50 "Pawn Football" - Learning the Pawn Pawn Game
11:00 - 11:50 Intoducing: The Rooks! Introduction to the Rooks and Bishops
12:00 - 1:00 LUNCH  
1:00 - 1:50 Learning A New Language (Chess!)/All About Pawns Board Orientation and Introduction to the Pawns
2:00 - 2:50 Pawn Football Pawn Game
3:00- 3:50 Intoducing: The Rooks! Introduction to the Rooks and Bishops
3:00 - 5:00 Free Play Free Play

Tuesday

Time Headstart Jr. Class Headstart 9+ Class
9:00 - 9:50 Meeting The "Hungry Hungry" Bishops Learning to Play with the Pawns, Rooks and Bishops
10:00 - 10:50 Pawns, Bishops, & Rooks, Oh My! Introduction to the King & Queen
11:00 - 11:50 The King & Queen of the Castle Introduction to the Knight
12:00 - 1:00 LUNCH  
1:00 - 1:50 Meeting The "Hungry Hungry" Bishops Learning to Play with the Pawns, Rooks and Bishops
2:00 - 2:50 Pawns, Bishops, & Rooks, Oh My! Introduction to the King & Queen
3:00- 3:50 The King & Queen of the Castle Introduction to the Knight
3:00 - 5:00 Free Play Free Play


Wednesday

Time Headstart Jr. Class Headstart 9+ Class
9:00 - 9:50 Send Out The Knights! Charge! Check & Checkmate: How To Win At Chess!
10:00 - 10:50 Winning By "Losing"?! How to Play Loser's Chess Playing with ALL the pieces
11:00 - 11:50 Pop Quiz! What We've Learned So Far Pop Quiz! What We've Learned So Far
12:00 - 1:00 LUNCH  
1:00 - 1:50 Send Out The Knights! Charge! Check & Checkmate: How To Win At Chess!
2:00 - 2:50 Winning By "Losing"?! How to Play Loser's Chess Playing with ALL the pieces
3:00- 3:50 Pop Quiz! What We've Learned So Far Pop Quiz! What We've Learned So Far
3:00 - 5:00 Free Play Free Play

Thursday

Time Headstart Jr. Class Headstart 9+ Class
9:00 - 9:50 Check & Checkmate: How To Win At Chess! The rules to Castling
10:00 - 10:50 The King Is In Trouble! What Should We Do?! How to Draw or "Tie" in Chess
11:00 - 11:50 I Can't Make A Move, But I'm Not In Danger...Now What? Let's Play!
12:00 - 1:00 LUNCH  
1:00 - 1:50 Check & Checkmate: How To Win At Chess! The rules to Castling
2:00 - 2:50 The King Is In Trouble! What Should We Do?! How to Draw or "Tie" in Chess
3:00- 3:50 I Can't Make A Move, But I'm Not In Danger...Now What? Let's Play!
3:00 - 5:00 Free Play Free Play

Friday

Time Headstart Jr. Class Headstart 9+ Class
9:00 - 9:50 Extra Steps: Reviewing Piece Movements & Capturing Extra Steps: Reviewing Piece Movements & Capturing
10:00 - 10:50 Extra Steps: Reviewing Check, Checkmate, & Stalemate Extra Steps: Reviewing Check, Checkmate, & Stalemate
11:00 - 11:50 The Final Quiz! Everything We've Learned The Final Quiz! Everything We've Learned
12:00 - 1:00 LUNCH  
1:00 - 1:50 Extra Steps: Reviewing Piece Movements & Capturing Extra Steps: Reviewing Piece Movements & Capturing
2:00 - 2:50 Extra Steps: Reviewing Check, Checkmate, & Stalemate Extra Steps: Reviewing Check, Checkmate, & Stalemate
3:00- 3:50 The Final Quiz! Everything We've Learned The Final Quiz! Everything We've Learned
3:00 - 5:00 Free Play Free Play