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How do I find (or become) a chess coach?
How do I find (or become) a chess coach?
Updated over a week ago

 Many coaches offer instruction to all skill levels, often using our Analysis Boards in Live Chess for a fantastic virtual classroom experience.

Coach Directory

If you are looking for a chess coach, you can browse and find one in our Coach Directory by hovering over Social and clicking Coaches:

If you're a coach looking for new students, you can set up a coaching profile from the directory. Just click on Apply under Get listed in the right-side menu:

You can also create an online store for your services on in just a few minutes!

How to become a coach

1. Verify Your Account

  • Send a copy of your identification, like a driver’s license or passport to, OR

  • If you’re a titled player, go through the normal Title Verification process, OR

  • Become a premium member by upgrading your membership and putting your real name and credit card information on file - The most secure, lasting way to verify your account.

2. Establish a Rating

  • Coaches must have an established rating from FIDE or a nationally recognized chess federation - All ratings will be verified by

3. Meet Additional Requirements

  • Have a clear, legible About Me section on your profile page.

  • Use a relevant, friendly avatar.

  • Maintain a record of being an upstanding, helpful member of our community.

Once you meet all the requirements, simply fill out the form in this article on the main site to submit your application and read our FAQ.

Coaches are not employees, agents, or representatives of or its affiliates. They operate independently and are not under the direct supervision or control of As such, cannot and does not guarantee or endorse the quality, safety, or legality of the services provided by coaches, nor the accuracy of their listings or abilities. Any transactions or interactions between coaches and students, including but not limited to the provision of services, payment, and communication, are solely between the user and the coach. is not a party to, and shall not be responsible or liable for, any transactions, interactions, or disputes that arise between coaches and students.

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