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Program Information

Fall SuperNationals
Coach Joe Lafornara USCF 1835 (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 coach Joe Lafornara aims to prepare your child for the 2025 SUPERNATIONALS VIII to be held May 9-11th 2025 in Orlando, FL located just 15 minutes from Disney World!

A perfect opportunity to turn this chess tournament into a great family vacation! Recently 15-20 kids participated in two Supergroups in the Fall of 2023 and Spring of 2024 to prepare for the K-6 National Elementary School championship which was recently held in Columbus, OH.

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.

In this specialized class, your child will play a 10-round USCF rated tournament so they can receive or improve on their existing USCF national chess rating followed by full game analysis. With the Tuesday night class as a 2-hour class covering tactics, endgames, and openings for them to learn.

If you have any questions or would like more information about the program, feel free to call Coach Joe at 480-865-2299. Where he can 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 at 480-865-2299 with any questions! Please note that space is limited and classes will begin on Sundays and Tuesdays for Coach Joe’s Nationals Team STARTING AUG 4TH AND ENDING OCT. 6TH.


Elliot and McClintock
1835 E Elliot Rd
Tempe, AZ 85284


August 4th - October 6th


    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM