The Homeschool Chess Club,

open to all children of all ages, was created with the homeschooled student in mind. Believing that every child should have an opportunity to learn and grow in the academic rigor of chess, our uniquely designed online program  brings a 'better than chess club' experience home  to your child!  Phil "The Chess Coach" provides On-Call Learning so all of your child's chess questions are answered in a flash!

Playing & Practicing Chess with a variety of players is critical to your child efficiently learning the game.  For that reason The Homeschool Chess Club provides weekly hour-long meetups (hosted by Coach Phil) to give your child the much needed social-interactive benefits that accompany the learning of the game. Live out of the city, state, or even country?  No worries. Join Coach Phil and your other HSCC members online at our weekly 'virtual' online meetups. 

  • chess instruction is spread throughout the week
  •  lessons are archived FOR YOUR CHILD TO REVIEW after the lesson has been presented
  • your child's questions are promptly answered by the on-call coach 
  • no classroom disruptions
  • works with your schedule
  • longer semesters than traditional school clubs provide more learning for your child

“finally, the chess club experience...

at home!”


The Homeschool Chess Club provides a true chess club experience for your homeschooled student!  Harnessing the power of the internet & modern communication trends, Coach Phil brings the chess club home to you and your family! Check out this sneak peek of the first lesson!



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"Teaching critical thinking  through chess!"


is superior to traditional chess clubs in the following ways:



Every child needs a chess culture and community to develop and improve their critical thinking skills! Your child can start to develop & improve their 'critical thinking' skills though chess - today

Segment One of Lesson One is available for viewing & learning below. Time for chess kids!



What are you doing to help your child increase & develop their 'critical thinking' skills? 

What is "critical thinking" and why is it so important?

The term 'critical thinking' can be defined in several ways, but the most accurate definition is:

"The intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action." ^ Scriven, M., and Paul, R.W. (1987). "Critical Thinking as Defined by the National Council for Excellence in Critical Thinking". Foundation for Critical Thinking.

Critical thinking is a part of formal education and is increasingly significant  as students progress through university to graduate education. ​The facts don't lie! Regular Chess play has been proven to drastically improve a child's critical thinking skills. When we say regular, we don't mean once a month, or even once a week. No, in order to truly reap the benefits provided by Chess your child should be looking at chess positions every day - and the younger they start, the better! Don't know how to play? No worries! Phil "The Chess Coach" and The Homeschool Chess Club are here to help your family learn.

White to move & 
black in two moves

For more information about the 2014  HomeSchool Chess Club sessions, please fill out the contact form below or call 623-330-9530.

  CHESS CLUB ​provides

Critical-thinking appraisal scores increase an average of 17.3% a year for children who play chess regularly. On the other hand, children who don't play chess were found to have a 0% increase when given the same critical-thinking appraisal tests. - According to study and research conducted by Dr. Robert Ferguson for The Bradford ESEA Title IV-C Project.