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FOR ANY SCHOOL LOOKING FOR AN EFFECTIVE CHESS PROGRAMME!!!

 

HERE’S HOW WE HELP SCHOOLS DEVELOP ENGAGING & HIGH-PERFORMING CHESS PROGRAMMES…

(That Generates Income, Fosters Intellectual Growth and Ensures a Fun & Interactive Learning Experience With Ease…)

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Let’s Transform Your Chess Program!

Dear Principal/Chess Co-ordinator

We understand that running or setting up a chess club within a school can be demanding. From finding the right chess instructors to fostering an engaging chess culture, and keeping students motivated…

It’s certainly no EASY endeavour!

That’s where we come in…

At Elite Chess Academy, we’re committed to taking your chess club to the NEXT LEVEL! Our mission is to empower schools like yours to cultivate thriving chess communities that infuse excitement into chess and enhance students’ intellectual development with minimal effort.

And here’s how we achieve that:

  • All-in-one Comprehensive Programme
  • Interactive and Proven Chess Curriculum
  • Expert Coaching to Ignite Passion and Learning
  • Seamless Integration Into Your School’s Routine
  • Opportunity to Earn Additional Income

Ready to transform your chess program into a hub of excitement and learning? Discover how we can elevate your chess program to GREATNESS!!

Common Challenges Faced By Schools & Students 

Are these challenges hindering the growth of your chess programme?

Existing Chess Programme

Schools

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Our chess teams keep losing.

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Our chess programmes are not
growing.

Students

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I lack confidence when playing chess.

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I feel fearful when playing chess.

No Chess Programme

Schools

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We struggle to find qualified coaches.

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Chess is often overlooked as a sport.

Students

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I do not find chess to be enjoyable.

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I want to learn to play chess but do not know how.

That’s why we aim to solve these problems and have helped schools improve their chess programmes with our all-in-one approach to chess development.

Our All-In-One Solution 

Our all-in-one solution is designed to overcome the unique challenges of establishing a successful chess programme

Independent Chess Programme

Our program is designed to operate independently, offering schools a hassle-free approach to chess education.

We hire a dedicated space, pay a monthly fee, or alternatively, provide a 10% revenue share for every student enrolled in the programme.

Parent Communication

We deal directly with all the parents, saving schools valuable time and effort.

Our team ensures seamless communication with parents, keeping them engaged and informed about chess club updates and their child’s progress.

 

Expert Coaching

At Elite Chess Academy,  we assign an expert chess coach to your school, ensuring a high-quality chess experience for all students.

We follow an internationally recognised curriculum, providing structured learning and skill development.

 

Nuturing High-Performing Teams

We identify talented players and bring them together to form high-performing teams that can proudly represent your school in chess competitions.

Our focus is on building teamwork, sportsmanship, and a sense of pride in your school’s chess achievements.

Progress Reports & Collaboration

We provide you with detailed reports on the progress of your students, helping you track their development and growth.

We collaborate closely with your school to develop and enhance the chess culture and opportunities within the school community.

Embrace a Thriving Chess Culture

We bring our existing exciting chess culture to your school, enriching the overall experience for students.

Our regular tournaments, clubs, exams, camps, and interactive online community foster a vibrant and enthusiastic chess community.

How To Get Started

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Initial Consultation

We begin by initiating a partnership by building a strong relationship with your school. We kick things off with a Zoom call or email consultation to gain a deep understanding of your school’s unique requirements.

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Parent Engagement

We provide the school with a dedicated link and a flyer, which can be used to engage with parents and assess their interest in our chess programme. This facilitates a better understanding of the demand for our programme.

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Chess Club Formation

If there is sufficient interest from parents and students, we will collaborate with the school to establish a chess club, setting the stage for an exciting chess journey.

Get In Touch

Submit your details below, and we will contact you to discuss improving or establishing a chess club at your school.

Elite Chess Offers Incredible Value To It’s Students And Parents

Expert Coaches

Our coaches are experienced and passionate about chess and coaching. They are all highly rated chess players themselves and include Online Fide Masters and Grand Masters. 

Collaborative Learning

Students can connect with other students, solve puzzles, join group sessions, make friends, and have fun together. 

Skills Based Puzzles

Solving chess puzzles is a big part of learning chess and gaining critical thinking skills. Students will be given many skills-based puzzles to help them progress their knowledge.

Practice Work

Every student is given homework to focus on each week to help them to practically implement what they have learned in the class.

Regular Feedback

Coaches will provide very specific feedback to students with encouragements and tips on how they can improve and what they can do to take their game to the next level. 

Online Community

All Elite Chess Students, Parents, and Teachers get FREE access to our safe and vibrant online chess community on ChessTribe. 

Regular Chess Tournaments

We host weekly and monthly tournaments which students can participate in to test their skills and have fun together. 

FULL Academy Membership

Students get complete access to all Elite Chess resources, including online courses, tournaments, online community, videos, and any other resources our coaches produce. 

Chess Program Enquiry Form (#28)

 

Contact Details

Frequently Asked Questions

What if we already have a chess club?

If you already have a chess club at your school but feel it can improve, we can help you transform it into something great. Or we can simply run our chess programme alongside your chess club for parents that want to give their children more exposure to chess development.

What if we already have a coach?

We actually work with coaches and help them improve their chess coaching skills by providing training, encouraging them to improve their own chess rating, and helping them to get internationally certified in chess coaching.

How do you ensure the quality of your chess coaches?

We take great care in selecting our chess coaches. Each coach undergoes a rigorous evaluation process, ensuring they possess the necessary expertise, experience, and passion for teaching chess. Our coaches are not only experienced but also adept at nurturing young talent.

Is your chess coaching program aligned with any recognised curriculum?

Yes, our chess coaching program follows internationally recognised curricula, which allows us to track and benchmark students’ progress effectively. This alignment ensures a structured and comprehensive learning experience.

What are the benefits of introducing chess in schools?

Chess has numerous benefits for students. It enhances critical thinking, problem-solving, concentration, and strategic planning skills. It fosters self-confidence, improves academic performance, and promotes sportsmanship and teamwork.

What if our parents cannot afford the fees?

We aim to make expert chess coaching available to ALL schools in South Africa. If we can work with you to get enough students into the chess programme, we can definitely chat about a bulk discount for all parents.

I’m interested, what’s next?

We can schedule a Zoom call to discuss the unique needs of your school. Alternatively, we can communicate through email and iron out all the details.

You might want to check out our awesome Chess Club webpage, which we use to promote the service to parents.

Looking forward to working with you!

Do our students need to know how to play chess to be coached by Elite Chess?

All you need is the desire to learn and the willingness to work hard. We will coach a player at any level and help you grow and reach your chess potential in no time.

 

Join The Most Rated Chess Academy in South Africa

With over thirty 5-star reviews from students, parents, and teachers. 

We bring together chess players, parents, teachers, and coaches to be part of a community that enables personal growth, mental development, and social engagement based around the wonderful game of chess.

Experienced and passionate coaches.

5-star ratings on Google.

Happy students, parents, teachers, and schools.

Our Students Succeed!

Tournament Winners, Improved Ratings, and Gold Medalists.

How Do We Achieve This?

With our ALL-IN-ONE approach to chess development:

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Expert Chess Coaches

All the top athletes in the world have great coaches. It is no different with chess.

That is why we only employ experienced chess coaches who are highly rated players themselves.

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Proven Chess Curriculum

The International Chess Federation (FIDE) have produced a proven curriculum for effective chess development.  

We follow this curriculum and combine it with innovative teaching techniques.

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Growth-Focused Coaching

Most chess students don’t have realistic goals or a clear growth path. 

We help our students set goals, provide them with a clear path they can follow to grow, and help them walk the path to success.  

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Expert Chess Coaches

All the top athletes in the world have great coaches. It is no different with chess.

That is why we only employ experienced chess coaches who are highly rated players themselves.

Proven Chess Curriculum

The International Chess Federation (FIDE) have produced a proven curriculum for effective chess development.  

We follow this curriculum and combine it with innovative teaching techniques.

Growth-Focused Coaching

Most chess students don’t have realistic goals or a clear growth path. 

We help our students set goals, provide them with a clear path they can follow to grow, and help them walk the path to success.  

Together, These Ensure…

EFFECTIVE CHESS GROWTH

Chess Has Tremendous Value 

Mental Development

Chess has been shown to improve the following key mental faculties:

  • Concentration
  • Pattern recognition
  • Decision making
  • Math ability
  • Problem-solving
  • Spatial reasoning
  • Critical thinking
  • Self-confidence
  • Attention span
  • Time management
  • Memory capacity
  • Creativity

Personal & Social Development

Chess also contributes to so many other important areas of growth:

  • Builds Confidence
  • Staying Calm Under Pressure
  • Dedication & Tenacity
  • Learing How to Win & Lose
  • Goal Setting
  • Actions & Consequences
  • Social Skills
  • Having Fun While Learning

BEST OF ALL!!!

It does this through a fun, interactive, and enjoyable game!

But… These Benefits Are NOT Automatic 

Do any of these sound like you? 

Students

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I lack confidence when playing chess.

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I feel fearful when facing other players.

Teachers

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We struggle with unreliable coaches.

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Our existing coach lacks experience.

Parents

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My child is not progressing properly.

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I don’t see mental improvement.

Schools

9

Our chess teams keep losing.

9

Our chess program is not growing 

Students

9

I lack confidence when playing chess.

9

I feel fearful when facing other players.

Teachers

9

We struggle with unreliable coaches.

9

Our existing coach lacks experience.

Parents

9

My child is not progressing properly.

9

I don’t see mental improvement.

Schools

9

Our chess teams keep losing.

9

Our chess program is not growing 

Chess Growth Requires ONE Very Important Ingredient!

EFFECTIVE COACHING

Our Mission!

To make effective chess coaching accessible to every student in South Africa!

Turning Pawns into Queens…

In the chess end game, there is a unique and wonderful moment when one of the remaining pawns has the ability to transform into a queen!

The pawn needs to progress all the way to the back of the chess board, to the opponent’s last line of defense, without being taken.

This is a tough endeavour for any little pawn. But, if supported in the right way by the other pieces, that little pawn can become the most powerful piece on the chess board.

And we think that is a wonderful and beautiful thing!

Join us on our mission to enable all young South Africans to reach their potential through effective chess coaching!

 

Effective Chess Growth For Everyone! 

We make effective chess learning and growth accessible through our:

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Clubs

Learn chess, play and grow together with friends.

Courses

Self-paced chess learning & chess exams.

Rewards

Get prizes, certifications, medals, and more.

Coaching

Focused coaching to help you reach your goals.

Tournaments

Play against others regularly to improve and grow.

Community

Stay connected, make friends, and grow together online.

Programs For Every Level 

Nurturing and developing chess players of all skill levels 

BEGINNER

This level covers the rules of chess, and important chess strategy every chess beginner must know.

INTERMEDIATE

This level covers powerful chess tactics and builds the skills necessary to successfully win chess games.

ADVANCED

This level covers advanced tactics, end-games, planning and strategic thinking, leading to confidence in creating a plan from any chess position.

Expert Coaches 

Dedicated and experienced coaches to support you in your chess journey

GM Marian Petrov

Shane Willenberg

Michael Cuthbert

Lebohang Mphela

Tatenda Mushininga

Ignatius Chama

Nico Martin

Sachin Hastie

Tane Ressel

James Allison

Alisha Chetty

Francois vd Westhuizen

Top Rated… 

By Students, Parents, and Teachers

Student

“I enjoy doing puzzles with my coach especially the blindfold puzzles where you learn how to see the board in your head.”

Student

“Coach teaches us step by step how to improve our chess.

I like it when coach makes funny jokes when we learn.”

Parent

“Elite Chess has passionate and very knowledgeable chess coaches. Their interactive lessons with the kids are practical and fun.”

Teacher

“Coach Dione has improved the quality of our school teams and has been very instrumental in creating a better awareness of the sports code at our school.”

Join a Chess Club, Improve, and Have fun!

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