Off to Iraq soon... and staying in Kurd territory (which is not supposed to be a war zone!).
FIDE International Seminar for Coaches
27 May – 1 June 2009
The Iraqi Chess Federation (ICF), supported by the Asian Chess Federation (ACF), and under the auspices of the World Chess Federation (FIDE), invites participants to the FIDE International Seminar for Trainers in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq.
In this program, four Titles can be achieved; FIDE Trainer, FIDE Instructor, National Instructor and Developmental Instructor, depending on the results of the examination and also the applicant’s stature as a player, trainer etc.
The FIDE Trainers’ Commission (TRG), is pleased to nominate Mr. Peter Long (MAS) and Mr. Hassan Khaled (EGY), FIDE Trainers, to conduct the course and the examination in English and Arabic...
Schedule & Program
May 27 (Day 1)
1100-1400: Introduction: FIDE & Trainers’ Commission (TRG), Regional Academies, FIDE Trainer System, Roles & Types of Trainers, Introductions by Participants, Seminar Program & Lecturer Expectations
1600-2000: Tactics: Checkmate Patterns, Tactics & Combinations, Strategy of Attack on the King. EXAM: (Checking Level of Tactical Ability)
May 28 (Day 2)
1100-1400: Scholastic Chess: The Benefits of Chess, Teaching Beginners, How to Implement Chess in Schools Programs
1600-2000: The Most Important Theoretical Endgames: EXAM: (Checking Basic Endgame Knowledge)
May 29 (Day3)
1100-1400: Principles of Opening Play: How to Teach Openings EXAM: (Knowledge of Open Game Fundamentals)
1600-2000: Classics: Teaching Positional Elements through Working with Classical Games
May 30 (Day 4)
1100-1400: Decision Making: Positional Judgement, Planning & Middlegame Strategy
May 31 (Day 5)
1100-1400: Trainers’ Workshop: Conducting a Lesson, Using Computers & the Internet
1600-2000: Playing Strength Assessment/FIDE Trainer Candidate Presentations
June 1 (Day 6)
0900-1300: Summary & Results
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