Chess Team

  • Chess
Sep 11 2023
Jun 14 2024


Friday (09/11/2023-06/14/2024)

Chess Team Full Year
  • Sun 
  • Mon 
  • Tue 
  • Wed 
  • Thu 
  • Fri3:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 

Registration period

Registration for this schedule starts on 08/10/2023


Participants must currently be in grades kindergarten to 12.


Welcome to the Avenues Chess Team! The already prestigious Avenues chess team is looking forward to another successful season. Chess Team members will join practice sessions every Friday from school dismissal until 5:00 p.m. for ELC and Lower Division students, and 6:00pm for Upper Division students. Chess Team is a year-long commitment, as we are building a strong Avenues team and want to continue building each student's level and abilities. Team members will scrimmage, develop strategy and new skills, and receive coaching during these sessions to prepare them for tournament play. All should be prepared to attend local weekend tournaments, including those hosted at the Avenues campus, as well as additional tournaments held at local schools 1-2 times per month. Once part of the Avenues Chess Team, the school will provide coaches for the four major tournaments per year: the 2023 K-12 National Grade Championships, the 2024 NYS Scholastic  Chess Championship, The 2024 K-12 National Chess Championship and the 2024 K-6 National Chess Championship. 


Students in grades K-12 are welcome to join the team after meeting with a Chess coach to determine their readiness for tournament play. Once your student has been invited to join the Chess Team, you can register below. In early Fall, Growing Minds will hold a Chess team meeting to provide an overview, answer questions, discuss expectations, and share the schedule for the year.

Total Cost for Year: $3,250 (payment plan available)


Tuition Includes  

  • Weekly Chess Team practice on Fridays

  • 10 local tournaments (4 at Avenues and 6 other local events where coaching will be provided)

  • Tournament Prep Sessions

  • Team SWAG (t-shirts)

  • Team Room access at tournaments