The PALS chess curriculum was developed by National Master Lior Lapid, a five-time Colorado State Champion and two-time scholastic National Champion in the K-8 and K-12 divisions. PALS lessons focus on enhancing character, self-esteem, sportsmanship, teamwork, and critical-thinking skills. Best of all, our chess clubs are tons of fun!
Over the course of a semester, children learn the most important checkmating patterns, opening fundamentals, middlegame strategy and tactics, and basic endgame techniques, while building skillsets that can be applied far beyond the chess board.
To ensure an effective and comfortable learning environment, our teaching style incorporates motivational and engaging storytelling, funny chess anecdotes, and interactive chess lessons.