Spears Unique Programs
Ages: 8 to adults
When: January 19, 26
February 2, 9,16, 23
March 2, 9 and 16
Cost: Free to YMCA Members (registration required) or $45.00 Non-members
Purpose: To allow youth and adults to play and practice their chess skills to improve their critical thinking and strategies against their peers in a fun and friendly environment. It will inspire everyone to continue to unlock his or her passion for chess. Through the Chess Club, youth and adults will experience growth they may not think they had by playing chess with other people at all levels. The ultimate goal is to encourage all to gain confidence in their discipline and love for the game.
Volunteer Chess Coach: Derek Chen is a rising junior at the Early College at Guilford. He began playing chess competitively at the age of 6 and is now a United States Chess Federation Class A player as well as a chess tournament director. Derek is an experienced chess player with over 250 rated victories and a two-time North Carolina Scholastic State Champion at his grade level. As one of the top scholastic players in the state, he most recently tied for 2nd and 4rd at the NC State High School Championship in the past two years. Derek has also frequently been in the top 100 chess players of the nation by age. In addition to this, he has been a coach of the
Spears YMCA Youth Chess Club since its inception in 2011.
This is a volunteer driven club. At the Y, we belie This is a volunteer driven club ve that when people come together for a common cause, the whole community is strengthened. Thank you to the parent volunteers whom have agreed to supervise the Chess Club every Friday evening. For more information about the Chess Club please contact Mr. Chen, Chess Club Coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fitness Fun for Families and Kids
DISCOVER WHAT YOU CAN DO!
Our UNCG Intern, Tessa, has been busy developing programs and activities for kids age 9-14 and for families with kids in that age range to get moving together!
Check out the board in the Fitness Center for information regarding the day's programs!
Sept 30 – Mission: Fitness, Families with kids age 9-11, 1:15-2pm
Oct 8 – Fitness 360, Kids age 9-11, 3:15-4pm
Oct 14 – Fall into Fitness, Kids age 9-11, 1:15-2pm
Oct 15 – Fitness 360, Kids age 11-14, 3:15-4pm
Oct 21 – Fall into Fitness, Kids Age 11-14, 1:15-2pm
Nov 4 – Jump into Fitness, Families with kids age 11-14
Nov 11 – Cardio Fitness, Age 9-14
Home School Physical Education allows home school students to learn and experience physical education from a trained YMCA staff member. Our program is designed to suit a wide age range and ability level while affordably fitting into your budget. Our program combines exercise and fun with a comprehensive curriculum to give your children a foundation for a strong mind & body. Our YMCA staff member will cover a variety of sports, aerobic activities & many other fun games. The class is made up of four 6-week sessions – 1 hour each week.
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Youth Beginner Chess Classes
During the course of the class, the students will: improve critical thinking, problem solving, and mathematical and reading ability, learn the elements and strategies of chess, enjoy the game for recreational purposed or to enter chess as a competitive sport with opportunities to compete in scholastic and United States Chess Federation competition, and become acquainted with the basic elements of the game, how pieces move, rules of capture, basic
combinations, elementary strategy, and checkmate.
Ages: 8-15 years old
Meeting Days: Mondays
- Jan 15, 22, 29
- Feb 5, 12, 19, 26
- March 5
Time: 6:00 PM – 6:55 PM
Cost: $30 Members/ $45 Nonmembers
Registration deadline: Friday, January 12th
Volunteer Instructor: Dr. Joseph L. Graves Jr, Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Biological Sciences, Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, North Carolina A&T State University and UNC Greensboro. Dr. Graves is an internationally known scientist and a life-long chess player and instructor. He is a rated United States Chess Federation Player with over 500 wins in competitive tournaments in his career.
Questions? Contact Dr. Graves at 336-285-2858 between 10 AM and 5 PM on Mondays.