For Coaches & Schools

I want to sign up 30+ accounts for my club or school. Do you offer a discount? (coach/school)

Yes! We offer discounts to schools, clubs and coaches! The discounted rate increases based upon the number of memberships you wish to purchase. We even offer large-scale enterprise/site-wide group licenses for schools. Contact FM Mike Klein at mike@chesskid.com to get more information! Members...

What are the special features available to schools & groups? (coach/school)

ChessKid.com can be a great teaching tool for your program or school! Our goal is to work with coaches and teachers to get more kids playing more chess (and improve quickly!) You can use our system to easily organize your students into groups, give assignments and view individual reports cards ...

How can I review my students' games? (coach)

For a detailed, individual Report Card: From your Coach account Home screen: Click the "My Kids" tab. Click the "Report Card" icon next to the kid account you'd like to view. Individual Report Cards show you a detailed list of your kids' fast chess, slow chess and puzzle pro...

Can I remove a Gold Membership from a kid account and reassign it to someone else? (coach)

Absolutely. Once you've purchased a set of Gold Memberships, they are yours to assign as you choose. Enabling and disabling a student Gold Membership is a one-click function. From your Coach account Home screen: Click the "My Kids" tab. Click the "Gold Membership" icon (the one with the...

What's a Primary Guardian? What's a Secondary Guardian? (coach)

Only one adult account gives Gold Membership to a kid account: the Primary Guardian. Often this is the parent, but sometimes it's a teacher, coach, or school. However, more than one adult can access a student's account (to review their games, or monitor their activity on the site). Any other adult a...

A student left my program. Should I delete a kid account, or just "un-gold" it? (coach/school)

Any kid is welcome to play in a Free account. We recommend just disabling the Gold Membership for a student that is no longer in your program, not deleting his/her account entirely. If a student's parent would like to purchase a Gold Membership individually for their child, you can transfer Primary ...

I am unable to access some or all of ChessKid from my school. Is it blocked?

In order to use ChessKid.com, you will need to have your network allow certain URLs and domains to work. These include ChessKid.com as well as other domains we use for our video player, images, bug reports, etc. The full list is: chesskid.com chesscomfiles.com chesskidfiles.com chess.co...

Should I use custom Usernames for the kids in my program?

Every program is different, but we recommend using a naming system that is unique to your students while protecting their anonymity on the site. "SchoolnameFirstname" is a good choice, as the kids can recognize their classmates, but it still protects their identity. If you have a large group, this w...

I'd like to show my school's administrators examples of other schools using ChessKid.com.

ChessKid is great in schools & chess clubs! Here are some testimonials from real ChessKid users.

Do you have instructions to help coaches & teachers set up their programs/classes?

Check out our "How to do Everything" on ChessKid articles: How to: Start and Manage a Club How to: Integrate ChessKid into your Clubs How to: Understand Levels How to: Play Fast, Slow, Matches & Tournaments How to: Manage Guardianship How to: Buy, Upgrade & Manage Gold ...