Written with parents and coaches in mind, Points of Struggle contains basic lessons and worksheets that bring a player from true beginner to having the confidence and skills to enter their first tournament. The main feature of this book is the Points of Struggle pages where common psychological hurdles are listed alongside the reasons these hurdles come up and their solutions. To support each struggle, newly conceived worksheets have been created for you to use in class or with your kids. Points of Struggle also includes chess history handouts to help students learn about a diverse array of chess champions and fun handouts on topics like the fastest possible stalemate. This book is ideal for parents who know little about chess, coaches who need supplemental materials or a syllabus for beginners, or for identifying why a student is having difficulty improving.