The NSW Junior Chess League provides the following coaching opportunities for its members:

Holiday Coaching Clinics

One-day coaching clinics in the autumn, winter and spring school holidays, catering for new and relatively inexperienced players

(a) players who are unrated (usually because they have not yet played in a rated tournament);

(b) players with NSWJCL ratings below 700 (players above this level would not derive as much benefit).

For details see Coming Events (in the main menu on the home page).

Advanced Training Squad

Special group coaching for players who have demonstrated a high level of ability and motivation, with weekly sessions held in term time.

For further details click HERE.

Coaching at Australian Junior Championships

The NSWJCL engages top-level coaches to help NSW players prepare for their games at the Australian Junior Championships in January each year. Individual coaching takes place before each game and there is also the opportunity for analysis of games afterwards.

2024 Australian Junior Championships
(to be held in Adelaide from 13 to 21 January 2024)

The NSWJCL coaches at the 2024 Championships will be IM Mihajlo Radovanovic, FM Jack Rodgers and Ben Encel.

For coaching please register your interest no later than Friday 22 December by emailing the following details to

   player's name;

   player's date of birth;

   player's and parents' contact details (both phone number and email address); and

   any medical conditions that we may need to know about.

A large number of NSW players have already entered the Championships and it is therefore important that arrangements for coaching be made well in advance. In the past some of our players missed out on coaching because they applied too late.

Registering your interest (as suggested above) will give us an idea of who might want coaching at the AJC and enables us to make initial plans. Shortly after the above deadline we shall send you further details and ask for a definite commitment and payment by Wednesday 3 January.

Cost of Coaching: As the Championships are held in divisions of different lengths the cost of coaching will depend on the number of days of the division in which the player is participating (3, 5 or 8 days) and will be $70 per day if paid by the above date (3 January) or $80 per day if paid after this date if there are still places available. (Note: these rates are low because the coaching is subsidised by the NSWJCL.)

For details of the 2024 Australian Junior Championships see HERE.