Beginning October 10, WSCF will be offering eight virtual class on how to best lead a chess club. The course is for veteran and new club leaders alike. I will share from my 30 years of experience in forming clubs, teaching chess, and organizing tournaments. We will discuss what level of chess to teach, how to teach it and to assess student’s progress. We will also learn how to put on a chess tournament and will here from guest speakers on how they successfully hosted tournaments. This course will be 8 weeks in length and intended to parallel starting of your club this fall. To get the most out of this course you will want to start your club about the same time or shortly after the class begins. A reading list for the course will include “Everyone’s 2nd Chess Book”. Participants will also want to come to the virtual chess board with a chess board that shows columns and rows. Participants will also receive a free account that you can use to set up students with memberships. Specific topics to discuss will include:

  • How to start and form a chess club
  • What chess items to teach to beginning and intermediate students
  • How to effectively teach this level of chess
  • Club leader(s) roles
  • Involving parents in your club
  • How to host a chess tournament
  • How to get the most out of Chesskid as a tool to teach chess
  • How to make sure every student has success.

Please register for the course from the event list on our website. Course fee will be $75 and include the Director membership. Minimum 5 Maximum 20. To pay for the course you can pay via our donate button or you can pay via invoice that we will send.

The book, “Everyone’s 2nd Chess Book”, can be purchased from local vendor Luke Ludwig at or on Amazon.