Group Classes at NorCal House of Chess

 

WEEKEND & WEEKNIGHT GROUP CLASSES AT NORCAL HOUSE OF CHESS CONDUCTED BY THE BEST COACHES IN FREMONT, CA!

Click the day of the class you would like to register for to sign up online and secure your child a spot!

NorCal House of Chess’ Group Class is one of our most popular activities at the club. Most of our students learned a lot and did pretty well in several tournaments they participated in. Some of them even qualified in the top 100 nationwide list! If you want to be part of in-demand group lessons, please sign up early. For beginners, we make sure that our kids enjoy and learn chess! For our advance level, we prepare them to become State and National Champions! 3 years ago, 40 of our kids participated at the National Junior Congress in Irvine, California. We won 6 out of 7 categories!  Last year, we participated in 5 categories and we won 3 of them! All of them have attended our group classes! This year, we won 4 National Titles for the Team!

Weekend/Weeknight Classes: Classes are grouped according to chess level and ratings. There are multiple classes offered depending on the number of kids. Our curriculum in our group classes has been very popular since we’ve trained and produced several State, National & International Champions!

Our Classes are coached by In-House Coaches Ted Castro, IM Ricardo De Guzman, IM-Elect Ronald Cusi, Seth Castro or sometimes we’ll have a guest Grandmaster! 

 

 FALL 2017 SEMESTER
Registration now open!!!

NEW FALL SEMESTER CLASSES: 

Tuesdays Advance, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26. Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. Nov. 7.

Wednesdays Beginners, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27. Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25. Nov. 1, 8.

Thursdays Intermediate, 6:15 – 7:30 pm
Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28. Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26. Nov. 2, 9.

                                                    ****WEEKEND CLASSES****

SPECIAL WEEKEND (SUMMER) CLASS FOR KIDS RATED 1600+; TAUGHT BY A GRANDMASTER .

Details TBA (Please email us if you re interested: norcalhouseofches@gmail.com)

                                                     

Saturdays Advanced, 10-11:30 am
Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28. Nov. 4.

Sundays Intermediate, 10-11:15 am
Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24. Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Nov. 5.

Sundays Beginner, 11:30-12:30 pm
Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24. Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Nov. 5.

Max of 10 kids per session.
10 Sessions for $250
Drop-In Rate is $35/session !
You can sign up anytime within the semester & 2 make up sessions will be allowed depending on availability.


**New! Semi- Private Group Classes! (FALL)

We are opening up a new Semi-private group class (2-4 kids only) for intermediate/advance kids. We also might open up for beginners so stay tuned. Please email us for more details!
 Sundays            10:30-11:30 am            1 spot
                           11:30 – 12:30 pm          2 spots
                             3:00 – 4:00 pm             2 spots
  Saturdays           4:30 – 5:30 pm             2 spots 
     Wednesdays        4:30 – 5:30 pm                1 spot  
 (K-1 Group)
                                         6:30-7:30 pm                   2 spots
Tuesdays           5:00 – 6:00 pm               2 spots
Classes are month-to-month commitment, at $40 per class. Spots are limited and continuously change so please inquire via email or in person. Thanks!

1)  ADVANCED GROUP CLASSES  (SATURDAYS)
Minimum rating is 600. Kids will intensively learn some openings. They will also tackle several endgame theories. Topnotch coaches from NHC and several guest coaches will teach them. We will also groom these kids in becoming champions! Please sign up early since there are limited seats.

Our curriculum in our group classes has been very popular since we’ve trained and produced several State, National & International Champions! Kids will intensively learn some openings. They will also tackle several endgame theories. Topnotch coaches from NHC and several guest coaches will teach them. The first part of the class is a lecture that will run for 45 mins. After which, kids will be paired and asked to play a serious game while notating. Please sign up early since there are limited seats.
They can also make-up for missed session, that can be credited towards future classes/tournaments. Make-up classes will only be allowed during the semester and maximum of 2 make-ups only!
Head Coach: TED CASTRO
Assistant Coach: FIDE Master Ronald Cusi/IM Omar Cartagena

 

2) BEGINNER GROUP CLASSES  (SUNDAYS)
Kids will learn the fundamentals of chess: openings, middle game and endgame. They will study the 30 rules of chess. Kids will also get the chance to play one serious game. Topnotch coaches of NHC will provide instructions. From time to time, we will also have guest coaches. Please sign up early since we have limited slots. NO MAKE-UPS!
Our curriculum in our group classes has been very popular since we’ve trained and produced several State, National & International Champions! But as the saying goes, “all chess masters were beginners.” This is where it all begins! Kids will learn the basic moves and how to notate properly. At the end of the course, the kids will learn the basic rules of chess. The kids will also be ready to play a full game of chess and notate properly. Kids will learn the fundamentals of chess: openings, middle game and endgame. They will study the 30 rules of chess. Kids will also get the chance to play one serious game. Topnotch coaches of NHC will provide instructions. From time to time, we will also have guest coaches. Please sign up early since we have limited slots.
Head coach:  Ted Castro
Assistant coaches:  FM Ronald Cusi & Seth Castro
Minimum age:  All students must be at least 5 years old

 

3) INTERMEDIATE WEEKNIGHT CLASSES  (THURSDAY)
Kids will learn the fundamentals of chess: openings, middle game and endgame. They will study the 30 rules of chess. Kids will also get the chance to play one serious game. Topnotch coaches of NHC will provide instructions. From time to time, we will also have guest coaches. Please sign up early since we have limited slots. NO MAKE-UPS!

Our curriculum in our group classes has been very popular since we’ve trained and produced several State, National & International Champions! But as the saying goes, “all chess masters were beginners.” This is where it all begins! Kids will learn the basic moves and how to notate properly. At the end of the course, the kids will learn the basic rules of chess. The kids will also be ready to play a full game of chess and notate properly. Kids will learn the fundamentals of chess: openings, middle game and endgame. They will study the 30 rules of chess. Kids will also get the chance to play one serious game. Topnotch coaches of NHC will provide instructions. From time to time, we will also have guest coaches. Please sign up early since we have limited slots.
Head coach:  Ted Castro
Assistant coaches:  FM Ronald Cusi/ IM Omar Cartagena
Minimum age:  All students must be at least 5 years old

4)   INTERMEDIATE 1 WEEKEND CLASSES (SUNDAY)
Intermediate 1:  10:00-11:15 am   (knows the basic but still hasn’t played a tournament before or has a rating of 300 and below). This is one of the most popular group classes that we have. Kids have so much fun in this class since they get the chance to learn the basics and have fun at the same time. We also make sure that the kids develop the proper fundamentals.

They can also make-up for missed session, that can be credited towards future classes/tournaments. Make-up classes will only be allowed during the semester and maximum of 2 make-ups only!

Head coach: Ted Castro    Assistant Coach: Seth Castro


Fitness Program at NorCal House of Chess

10-11 Stretching, Push-ups, Sit-ups, Jogging (3-4 miles)
11-12:00 Table Tennis
12:00-1:00  Swimming, Basketball, Martial Arts (varies from week-to-week)

Physical Fitness Program for Chess Players

NorCal House of Chess has produced many National & International Champions. When kids compete in these top-level tournaments, physical fitness is paramount. Recently, we sent several kids to Greece for the World Youth Chess Championships that lasted for 2 weeks. They had to play one game each day for 11 rounds. Each game lasted as long as 5-6 hours! We also had several kids who competed at the North American Chess Championships in New York that required them to play for 7 rounds @6 hours each round. Hence, the need to prepare these kids not just to be mentally prepared but physically prepared as well.

 


Coaching will be done by top-notch Coach Ted Castro, International Master Ricardo De Guzman, International Master-Elect Ronald Cusi, WFM Uyanga Byambaa and other NorCal House of Chess coaches. Sometimes there will also be guest GrandMasters!

E-mail Coach Ted at castro.ted@gmail.com or norcalhouseofchess@gmail.com for more registration information. Or you can call us at (510) 573 – 1056.

REGISTER NOW BY CLICKING THE DAY OF THE CLASS YOU ARE INTERESTED IN.

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