GOT QUESTIONS? WE HAVE ANSWERS

How do I get started?

Click here for information on how to get started!

Are there discounts for siblings?

There is a 10% discount for siblings

What is expected of members of FMCA?

We have a high standard for our students.  This is why we have one of the most intensive and successful programs in Massachusetts.  Therefore we require our members to do three things:

  1. Make as many classes as possible (We realize this is not always possible for parents with busy schedules)
  2. Play in as many tournaments as possible to get competition experience
  3. Analyze games played and submit to coaches Monthly

Can parents attend classes?

Yes, we encourage parents to observe their children at play and possibly you’ll learn how to castle a king!

How many tournaments should my child play in a month?

We recommend at least two, we have monthly tournaments of our own that we highly encourage our students to participate in.  Click here to checkout our tournament page.

What is the typical class size?

Class size ranges between 10-20, however, to keep the standard high we have a ratio of 10 Students to 1 Coach.

My child is just starting to learn chess, will they get lost in a class?

Ah, ha! We knew we would get this question.  The answer is we specialize in working with students with various abilities and ratings.  We split up classes according to their level at appropriate times.  For more on this, see “our process” page.

How do I pay for the classes?

Ooooh the money question….Click here to pay.

Do you have online lessons?

Yes we do!  This is one of our favorite ways to interact with students.  We can coach no matter where you are.  Grab the sun tan lotion and your chess board 🙂 Learn more about online lessons by clicking here!

What chess sites do you recommend?

What…you don’t like ours? We have a few resources for you that we highly endorse:

  • Chess.com
  • Chesskids.com
  • Futurechessmaster.com (obviously)

I’m trying to gauge my level. Can you help me understand which level I am?

Sure, we have spent much time on creating an accurate level system.  Here are the levels and what that means for you:

Beginner 0-500
Intermediate 500-1200
Advanced 1200-1800
Premier 1800-2000
Master 2000-2200