My Name is Lisa Harrison-Willmoth. I am the Managing Director of Chess Coaching Services Limited.
Chess Coaching Services provides expert coaching throughout London and the Home counties. All of our coaches are DBS checked and follow a specific coaching structure. Our lessons are based on a combination of the world renowned Steps Method of coaching and the Yusupov training methods. We apply these lessons through a combination of demonstration board learning and advice during practice games.
The structure of all of our classes is as follows. Each lesson last between 45 minutes and one hour depending on the school.
- Instruction on a large demonstration board for about 10 minutes.
- The children are then paired together and practise what they have learnt by playing against each other. This lasts for about 25 mins. The coaches offer advice to the children during this period to ensure they have understood what has been taught on the demonstration board.
- The last part of the lesson is a tournament. The children will score 3 points for win , 2 points for a draw and 1 point for a loss. They will also have a quiet point. We believe that chess should be played quietly to aid concentration. So the tournament is played in silence.
- At the end of term, each child will receive a certificate and a chess badge. The top players will receive trophies to keep permanently.