Chess Club with yakov strelchin
Yakov Strelchin is a well-known sports leader in the Russian
community. He organized and promoted annual chess and soccer
tournaments for children and adults. Sport clubs lead by Yakov are
aimed at children, youth and adults helping with understanding and
developing interests in sport as well as building
skills and getting experience.
Yakov graduated from Plechanov Russian University of Economics
with a Bachelor's Degree at 1975. He was a sports columnist for the
"Soviet Sport", major sport magazine in former USSR. He worked
with Nikolay Ozerov, the most famous sports encore in former USSR.
Arriving to USA Yakov worked as sports commentator for "Voice of
America" and "Radio Free". Currently Yakov is working for local radio
station with his own program “Sporting Passion”
Yakov gives chess lessons in JCC, Solomon Schechter School in
Northbrook, and Ramona, School in Wilmette, TEMA Multi-Arts
Chess Club for children was established for the development and
popularization of Chess among children and youth in the northern
suburb of Greater Chicago area. We plan to create strong and
successful chess team for participate in Chess USA and Illinois
How Does Chess Benefit Children?
The game of chess helps young people learn to concentrate, think
logically, overcome obstacles, spot patterns and categorize
It helps with the development of problem-solving skills, planning,
patience, focus of thought and self-discipline.
Chess is a competitive activity, but, good sportsmanship and fair play
are taught as essential elements of the game.
Chess is a one-against-one activity; however, teamwork is also an
important element. This element comes into play when Club
members must practice and work on problems together.
Everyone has a chance to contribute to the team in tournament
play as chess clubs may enter as many players as they wish and
various skill-levels or age-based sections are generally available.
A scholastic chess club provides a challenge for students while
helping build confidence and self-esteem. It offers a combination of
educational and social activity.