Vellotti's Chess School, established in 2004, is the most comprehensive children's chess coaching company in the U.S. We have developed very fun and original kid-friendly curriculum for every age group from preschoolers through teens! Our popular chess programs are offered in a variety of venues from preschool elective classes to elementary and after school enrichment programs.
We also offer comprehensive chess training programs year round at locations in Boise, Los Angeles, and Sun Valley. Chess camps, "chess & movie days", and fun weekend events are held every month to make sure that chess is presented in a variety of exciting ways! Please feel free to browse through our website to learn more about all of the ways that we bring the excitement and magic of chess alive to children of all ages. Our site offers an outstanding photo gallery, a complete list of current program offerings, a schedule of "Upcoming Events", parent and school director testimonials, a "Meet the Team" staff directory, and even our Got Chess?® apparel line!
We Make Chess Fun!
Founded by Daniel J. Vellotti, a State and National Chess Champion, the coaching company has trained dozens of chess champions on both the state and national level. As a published author and nationally renowned children's chess trainer of fifteen years, Coach Vellotti has developed an innovative and original "Success in Chess" Training System®. This system includes a comprehensive curriculum and complete set of Workbooks designed to take students ages 3 and up from Beginner to Advanced levels. Coach Vellotti is also the trainer (and proud dad) of both Luke Vellotti and Carl Vellotti. Luke is currently recognized as the #1 rated 14 year-old chess player in the United States, and a 5x All-American Chess Team Member. Carl is an Expert-level player and a 2x High School Chess Champion.
Coach Vellotti's proprietary "Teaching and Learning" storytelling method allows all children to feel comfortable in playing and improving their game. Programs, classes, camps, tournaments and other events feature unique lesson plans so that students can learn chess strategies and tactics in an exciting and action-packed way. Beginners are always Welcome!