Therefore part of each week's homework will be to play. Sometimes we will be playing in adult weekender tournaments such as Ballarat. But when there are no other games to be played, such as RJ Shields, or Interschool events, then there is still online chess. Playing is an important element in any player's development, but studying your games is also important, so each week you should try to examine at least one of your games (preferably one you lost) to see where you could have played better.
Another weekly homework is to test yourself with tactical exercises. These may sometimes be given out by your coach, or else you may be directed to do a certain amount of chess tactics at the chesstempo website. You will need to send your username to email@example.com so that your progress can be followed. This week you need to do at least 50 puzzles. Take your time to get as many right as possible, as I could be showing your mistakes to the rest of your group!