Since inception in 2004, EAGLE Chess Academy, Inc. has operated by a small group of service-oriented individuals, with the support of the community to effectively promote and improve chess for our youth, so that more can experience the benefits of chess. Chess instructor, Ted Fagan, founded EAGLE Chess Academy to provide scholastically based chess learning programs in a supportive, relaxed environment for young chess players. Lessons are also available for teachers, parents, and chess coaches. Currently our services consist of Chess Seminars, Chess Class at Summer Camps, Chess Clubs, and Library Programs. Private instruction is also available.
Chess Seminars are structured classes of concentrated chess instruction for scholastic chess players. The purpose of our seminars is to enhance the young chess player’s tactical foresight by teaching concepts and demonstrating practical “do’s and don’ts.” This is all done with dual goals to ensure that your young chess player has fun and is ready to compete in local and state scholastic chess tournaments. Participants are grouped by similar skills and age groups for lessons focusing on a specific aspects of the game, including chess notation and chess etiquette. To succeed in chess, scholastic chess players must learn and develop new tactical skills. EAGLE Chess Academy Chess Seminars teach concepts and demonstrate practical “do’s and don’ts” that will help players answer the question “What do I do now?” Only intensive practice will help your scholastic chess player perfect their tactical foresight more than this seminar. Chess Seminars are held in various places such as private and public schools, community centers, libraries, and community colleges.
Chess Classes at Summer Camps
Chess Class at Summer Camp is a structured week of concentrated chess instruction for beginning, intermediate and advanced scholastic chess players. We partner up with local camps to offer this class. The goal of our class at camp is to have young chess players ready to compete in local and state scholastic chess competitions. Chess camp participants are grouped by similar skill and age groups for lessons focusing on various aspects of chess including chess notation and chess etiquette.
Chess Clubs are formed for weekly chess lessons and open scholastic chess play. They offer a combination of educational and social activities. It is a place to meet, practice, learn, teach and develop lasting friendships. Chess provides the opportunity for intellectually exciting activity in a supportive, casual environment. Additionally, Chess Clubs offer a mentally stimulating alternative to the rigors of scholastic athletics and the isolation of video games and Internet Web surfing. EAGLE Chess Academy students learn, study, and practice in a non-threatening yet challenging environment where discipline, fair play, personal integrity, and good sportsmanship are taught as essential elements of the game.
Largo-Kettering Branch — Mondays, 7-9 pm
Spauldings Branch — Tuesdays, 7-9 pm
South Bowie Branch —Thursdays, 7-9 pm
Community Chess Clubs
EAGLE Chess Academy has established two community chess clubs in Prince George’s County. The first club was established in 2004 at the Starbucks and International House of Pancakes in Forestville. The second club was established in 2006 at the Borders bookstore in Largo. Chess is played at Starbucks almost every day.
EAGLE Chess Academy has provided chess instruction to schools, institutions, libraries, and communities centers including:
- Upper Marlboro Library Home School
- Barack Obama Elementary School
- Lake Arbor Elementary School*
- Reid Temple Christian Academy*
- Oxon Hill Library Home School
- Oak Hill Facility for Boys
- Imagine Foundations Public Charter School
- Goddard French Immersion School
- Highland Park Christian Academy*
- Capitol Hill Day School
- The Mitchellville School
- Lake Arbor Community Center (Summer Camp)
- James Madison Middle School
- Maryland International Day School*
- District Heights Elementary School*