USCF Scholastic Council—Home

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This site is for the USCF Scholastic Council and the scholastic chess community.  Some of this information will be added to the American Chess School Website as it becomes approved.  Please visit our sponsor's page at for information about chess camps, chess research, and the American Chess School.    

With great sympathy, we extend our condolences to our dear friend, Alex Dunne, who suffered the loss of his wife, Janet, and his grandson, Buddy, in a fire that destroyed Alex's house on 16 February. Alex has been a valued part of the American Chess School's events since 1980.

We mourn with Alex and offer him our love during this difficult time. You may view a tribute to Buddy created by Robert Ferguson. We also encourage you to make a donation to the Alex Dunne Fund, a cooperative effort of and the Pennsylvania Chess Federation.

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What is the Scholastic Council?

§        Who are the council members?

§        Who is on the scholastic committee?

§        Who are the State Scholastic Coordinators?

§        Who are the scholastic coaches and where do they live?

§        How do all of the above individuals work together to improve scholastic chess?

§        What's on the agenda?

§        Where can I find the minutes from the Scholastic Council meetings?

§        In what projects are the Scholastic Committee members involved?

§        Progress reports from the Scholastic Committee

Chess Coach Certification Proposal  

§        Become a certified club level chess coach!  NEW!!  

§        Coaching Manual Project  NEW!!  

§        Comments about coach certification

§        Courses available to hone coaching skills

§        Coaches' Corner

§        Chess in Education Workshops & Conferences for coaches

§        Details about the International Conference in Dallas 

Educational Benefits of Chess

§        Dr. Ferguson's first chess study (1979-83)

§        The same study in PDF

§        Dr. Ferguson's third chess study in PDF (1987-88)


Scholastic Council Information (SCINFO)

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