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Program Information

Spring Nationals
Coach Joe Lafornara USCF 1881 (Elliot and McClintock)

Dear Parents,

We are thrilled to announce an exciting opportunity for your child to embark on a journey into the world of chess mastery! Our intensive chess training program, led by experienced coaches Joe Lafornara and National Master Darian Nguyen, aims to prepare your child for two prestigious tournaments: the 2024 National K-6 Championships in Columbus, Ohio, and the International Youth Chess Championships in Las Vegas.

Chess is not just a game; it's a strategic and intellectual pursuit that fosters valuable life skills such as discipline, problem-solving abilities, and focus. Our carefully designed curriculum focuses on essential chess strategies and principles, empowering your child with the knowledge and confidence needed to excel in these high-profile tournaments.

Beyond the pursuit of victory, these competitions offer an enriching environment of competition and camaraderie. Your child will create cherished memories and make friends from all corners of the chess world. This immersive experience will propel their personal growth and enhance their passion for the game.

We invite you to enroll your child in this adventure of intellect and fun. They will not only compete but also learn and grow as individuals. We believe that the skills they develop during this program will serve them well in all aspects of their lives.

If you have any questions or would like more information about the program, feel free to call us at 602-482-4867. We are more than happy to provide additional details and address any concerns you may have.

Join us as we prepare your child for an unforgettable journey in the world of chess. Together, let's take a step towards nurturing the chess masters of tomorrow!

Call us at 480-865-2299 with any questions!

Classes will be on Sundays and Tuesdays for Coach Joe’s Nationals Team.

Tempe Group Meetings Sunday, January 7th, 2024 through Tuesday, March 12th, 2024.


Elliot and McClintock
1835 E Elliot Rd
Tempe, AZ 85284


January 7th - March 17th


    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM




    Online registration is currently closed for this program