Coach Flyn has been a professional trainer in the high-tech industry for over 35 years. He taught his grandson to move all the pieces by age 5.
Three years ago, he started teaching after-school chess for K6 kids. A year ago KidzToPros hired him to create a complete year’s curriculum for their school. In addition, he also created a complete training program based on his method for the coaches. You can see KidzToPros letter of recommendation on this site.
Coach Flyn has a very engaging teaching style that shows off his love for kids and his talent for teaching. One of the employees of the above school had Flyn work with her daughter as part of the training development project. She said at the end of the first session that she had never seen her daughter so completely engage for 90 minutes for anything.
Coach Flyn is a believer in the fundamentals and basics as the most powerful tool for success and thus focuses his program on them.
He teaches with a self-realization approach, challenging the student to find the answer themselves and using clues to help them reach that realization. This method assures that the kids always feel great about the learning process without any discomfort.
The essence of his teaching revolves around a concept he calls “board vision” – the ability to see where the pieces can go and what they can do. This skill is necessary for ANY success in chess.