Do you have a student who wants to learn chess, but you don’t have a club in your school or community space? Then try starting your own!
Kids can learn chess just by playing, so even if you don’t know much more than how the pieces move you can still start a chess club. All it takes is a consistent meeting (many just start once a week) and some adult supervision to get a club started.
DYCO would love to talk you through the process of starting your own chess club, just contact us and we can setup a meeting to walk you through the process!
Resources on Starting/Running a Chess Club
- Starting a Youth Chess Program – Covers logistics, working with your school, daily management, curriculum, competition, etc.
- A Guide to Scholastic Chess – Discusses how to get a club started, how to keep it going, and club finances. Official guide from the USCF.
- Chess Coach Manual – Shares some ways to take your club to the next level. For coaches who want to improve their own skills.
- Resources for Learning – Highlights common ways for students to learn to improve their chess.
- How To Play Chess Booklet – Printable booklet for beginners