School Coaching

School Coaching Program

Dark Horse Chess runs school coaching programs across numerous primary and secondary schools in Victoria. Our classes facilitate children learning chess and improving their skills in fun, encouraging, and engaging environment.

We pride ourselves on having sensational chess coaches who are experienced working with young people, and act as both teachers and role models.

School Coaching Program Information

Our School Coaching Program provides students with the opportunity to participate in weekly chess classes to learn all about chess – from the basics to advanced strategies and tactics. 

Students have the chance to learn a new skill each week and to practice applying the skills learned in fun games with other members of their group.

Our program is suitable for all levels, from absolute beginners to top-level junior players.

Sessions are generally held at the following times:

  • Before School
  • Lunchtime
  • After School

School chess classes typically run for 50 minutes.

In addition to our standard term-long chess program, Dark Horse Chess also offer the following:

  • Half or full-day Chess Incursions
  • Specialised small-group training
  • Integrating chess into the school curriculum

Fees

Our fees  for standard School Chess Classes is $11 per child per class (inc. GST), with a minimum of 9 children in a class.

If you’re interested in setting up a chess program at your school, please email admin@darkhorsechess.com for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!

School Coaching Program Results

We have coached many schools to victory in both the Victorian and Australian Primary and Secondary Schools Championship.

National winning teams we have coached include:

  • Presbyterian Ladies’ College (2016, 2017)
  • Deepdene Primary School (2010 and 2011)
  • Scotch College (2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012)
  • Balwyn High School (2006 and 2007)

PLC 2017 Winners

Interested in school chess classes?

We look forward to hearing from you.