How To: Do Everything on ChessKid!

Webmaster Apr 30, 2014 16092 reads
Hi Parents and Coaches! This article details answers to 90 percent of all questions about getting started with our site.

In addition to our comprehensive FAQ section, we've developed a series of articles and videos detailing how to use our best features, how to manage your kids and clubs, and how to motivate your kids to keep using ChessKid and learning.

About the only thing we haven't included is the secret to chess. Well, here it is: Practice, then practice, then practice a lot more. How much is enough studying? Well, to borrow a famous quote about gathering firewood: "Practice as much as you think you need to, then practice five times as much as that!"

Here's a great introduction video before you dive in to the articles (each article also has video tutorial):

  • How To: Start and Manage a Club - Grouping your kids into an online club is a vital way of giving them assignments and creating challenges via the leaderboard.

  • How To: Integrate ChessKid Into Your Clubs - You'll learn all the different ways coaches encourage the use of ChessKid via various challenges and contests. Why reinvent the wheel? Just copy these proven techniques!

  • How To: Manage Guardianship - We've added multiple guardianship so coaches and parents can both track kids. Learn how to set this up and the difference between Primary and Secondary guardianship.

  • How To: Buy, Upgrade, and Manage Gold Memberships - Gold memberships give students access to all the learning features of the site. Learn what gold unlocks and how to distribute the gold memberships that you've purchased. Also learn about the proper way to buy more golds when you already have some in your account.

  • How To: Understand ChessKid's Safety Features - Why and not another chess web site? We're the safest, hands down! Safety will always be our primary objective. Learn about all the safety mechanisms we use, and share them with parents.

If these articles and the FAQ do not answer your questions, please email,, or send us a message here and we'll be happy to help!

For Parents:

Check out ChessKid's article on Cyber-Bullying here!