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When is the time to hire a private coach for kid age 6?

  • #1

    My son is 6 years old. His rating is close to 800 after 6 months tournament and less a year learning chess. He won 3 kids with 1000 rating already. And also beat some people at chess.com with 950-1100 rating. I want to plan on when is the time for people hire private coach for their young kid. I don't know if he is really talented in chess but he is very into chess. And sometimes can memorize details of the games. Recently we have pretty intensive chess class. But I want to know in what kind of situation that we should have private coach to teach him? Cost is an issue to us because he is in private school to fit his school life need, so if we don't need to hire private coach too early then it will be better. Or we may need to plan to pull him out from private school early. Thank you. 

  • #2

    .. Discovered, under, "6 year old, chess"; Google- images ..{which led, to this link}.

    http://tbrnewsmedia.com/lloyd-harbor-kid-is-top-6-year-old-chess-player-in-u-s/

  • #3

    At this age, the best thing you can do is support him, and not push something on him, and if he is really into chess and likes what he is doing (playing chess) then you can get a coach that charges damn low, if cost is a problem. You can also find coaches that teach for as low as 5-10$ (not the titled ones as there is no need of a titled coach at this your kids level) 

  • #4

    Thank you for the suggestions. My son really loves chess and I was chatting with his club coach and he highly recommend me not to push him too hard. He suggested me to let him enjoy chess rather than get high rating but quit or hate chess in the future. 

  • #5
    derekt2011 wrote:

    Thank you for the suggestions. My son really loves chess and I was chatting with his club coach and he highly recommend me not to push him too hard. He suggested me to let him enjoy chess rather than get high rating but quit or hate chess in the future. 

    Joining tournaments is really an enjoyable experience form him.  I have seen many kids playing chess tournaments as early as 4 years old and they still play today. So if there are tournaments, let him play. A simple way of helping him improve and not pushing it to hard is solving chess puzzles everyday appropriate for his level. As few as 2 puzzles everyday can improve him.  Between now and then show some instructive quick games. Does he know king and rook against a lone king mate endgame? Two rooks against a lone king endgames? You can teach these to him.

     

    World Champion's Guide to Chess by Polgar has many tactics appropriate for his level. This is how Laszlo Polgar trained his daughters, he let them solve puzzles.

  • #6

    Excellent in 6 years so play chess bq.png

    I wish success to your son

  • #7

    2 years ago.  Some kids at that age are half way to master.  And since no one who's in this sport ever makes any money at it any local Club player will jump at the opportunity to make cash to show somebody something

  • #8

    I wouldn't bother with coaching below around 1800. 

  • #9

    Your son is not ready for private study.  It woud be a waste of time, and money.  No 800 player needs a private coach.

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