League Start Up
Students are dependent on a principal or teacher to create a school chess league. Only that educator can unlock the door to the great critical thinking skills offered by chess competition. We go into support mode once an educator decides to “turn the key” and schedule an appointment with us.
The HTD (Head Tournament Director) is an educator from the host or area school who guides the “tournament day” logistics. The HTD is the direct liaison with ChessDr support services and has our unlimited, free support. Working in conjunction with the host principal, the HTD runs or delegates all the chess related activities in the host cafeteria. We have been there and know how to facilitate your development!
The cafeteria (or alternate playing area) is home to a school chess league. The HTD must make arrangements with the host principal to secure the use of the cafeteria/playing area on each tournament day. The cafeteria/playing area will become an arena of intense critical thinking and great public relations during school chess league play!
The school chess league comes to life in the fall as registered K-12 players and coaches from area schools (Christian, private, charter, home schools, public, etc.) converge on the host cafeteria or playing area to compete. The players battle for individual and school team points, while spectators watch them exercise their critical thinking skills in silent battle grounds.