- Are you a minor? (less than 21)
- Are you keen to become a great Scrabble player?
- Does your school want to start or improve a Scrabble club?
- If so you have come to the right place!!!
- Here you will find all you need to know or go to youth.scrabble.org and if you don’t please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Young people the world over are rediscovering the game of Scrabble. Many are playing it online at places such as the Internet Scrabble Club and on FaceBook and Scrabblego. Scrabble is a great educational tool and kids play and learn simultaneously. Countries like Thailand, Sri Lanka, Nigeria and Kenya have all become strongholds in the Scrabble world while India has now got many youth players. Youth have also been joining clubs and playing in tournaments. South Africa has been a bit behind in this regard and we hope to change that. We want to see kids playing scrabble and get more young players entering tournaments and even getting into the ratings system, and ultimately we would like to send a team of at least three players to the World Youth Scrabble Championships,but that is a plan for next year.
Scrabble is suitable for both Primary and High Schools (from grade 3 up to Grade 12). Junior Scrabble is suitable for any age. It is a great educational tool and can be done as a sport, a class or a hobby.
We as Scrabble South Africa are willing to train kids and can offer to help schools that would like to start or improve a Scrabble Club or get-together. We have trained teachers who will come to your school and do two introductory workshops (or two advanced workshops if a club is established already). This trainer will also be available by email and phone to give support and advice. We will also give you software for word checking, game analysis, word learning, score sheets, etc. All of this is at no cost to the school. We can also source Scrabble sets and equipment for great prices.