In coordination with the FIDE Trainers’ Committee, the first teacher-training course took place at the International Trainer Academy in Berlin from 5 to 11 November 2004. After successful completion of this course at the Trainer Academy, the titles of "FIDE Instructor" and "FIDE Trainer" were acquired. Read on for the contents of the syllabus for the acquisition of the license.
2nd Trainers` Academy course will be conducted from 1-7 April 2005 in Berlin.
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Start of International Education for Trainer
In coordination with the FIDE Trainers’ Committee, the first teacher-trainig course took place at the International Trainer Academy in Berlin from 5 to 11 November 2004. After successful completion of this course at the Trainer Academy, the titles of "FIDE Instructor" and "FIDE Trainer" were acquired*.
What were the contents of the syllabus for the acquisition of the license?
Friday, 5 November 2004
Welcome by Horst Metzing, Secretary General German Chess Federation
Opening and discussion of the course plan (GM Uwe Boensch, Leader of the Course)
Lecturer Horst Metzing (Secretary General European Chess Union): Structure, Functions and Tasks of FIDE and ECU; results of the 75th FIDE Congress Calvia
Saturday, 6 November 2004
Lecturer GM Uwe Boensch:
1. XXXVI Chess Olympiad in Calvia, Meeting Trainer’s Committee** and important games.
2. Understanding middle games – Methods of study of chess strategy and practise.
3. The Karlsbader pawn-structure.
4. Introduction of a new apparatus for relaxation "iSense" with Biofeedback function – finger sensor and recreation software (7 hours).
Sunday, 7 November 2004
Lecturer PD Dr Marion Kauke, Social psychologist/Mental coach: Psychology for Coachers – Motivation by Management of Emotions. How to succeed in chess contests?
1. Setting realistic goals
4. Learning to learn
5. Decision Making
7. Encounters with Failure or Chess is an emotionally difficult game
8. Handling spectators or audience
9. Psychological Ploys (3 hours)
Lecturer GM Adrian Mikhalchishin, Slovenia, Vice-Chairman of FIDE Trainer’s Committee: How to study openings? (4 hours)
Monday, 8 November 2004
Lecturer GM Rainer Knaak, Graduate Mathematician, ChessBase Hamburg: 1. Modern education through computer chess. 2. Electronic teaching and learning aids. 3. The modern programme ChessBase 9.0 (7 hours)
Tuesday, 9 November 2004
Lecturer GM Adrian Mikhalchishin:
1. Bases of tactics – Methods of teaching tactical ideas.
2. Work above improvement by techniques of calculations (7 hours).
Wednesday, 10 November 2004
Lecturer GM Adrian Mikhalchishin: Decision-making, plan, critical moments (3 hours). Proofs of teaching expertise and defence of the trainer papers, for example themes: The sacrifice a queen between intuition and calculation (IM Ralf Schoene)
1. … g6, to be indicative of a complete opening repertoire for black (Heinrich Gutheil)
Current situation of the Mexican chess. An analysis of rating (Marcos Ivan Quintana)
To find a plan and realisation of a same-colour bishop endgame with one pawn majority (Stephan Luhm)
Effective mating with king – bishop – knight against king (Peter Trappmann).
After the proofs, an evaluation of the course, licenses and finish took place. All members evaluated the quality of lessons, the depth and variety of useful information for the preparation of chess players and contests as very modern and very high.
Finally, GM Adrian Mikhalchishin thanked, as the Vice-Chairman of FIDE Trainer’s Committee, the organizers for their efforts and presented the participants with a certificate for their successful attendance at lectures.
Next course will take place from 1 to 7 April 2005 in Berlin.
System of Trainers Education
|1||Developmental Instructor (DI)||Knows the rules of Chess; rating of minimum 1400||Simple instructions|
|2||National Instructor ( NI)||Minimum 2 years experience as Developmental Instructor; rating of minimum 1600; trainees have minimum top 10 placings in recognized national-level competitions||Train players with rating up to 1600|
|3||FIDE Instructor (FI)||Minimum 2 years experience or National Instructor;rating of minimum 1800||National examiner and conduct courses for Instructors from Levels 1 and 2; train players with rating up 1800|
|4||FIDE Trainer (FT)||Minimum 5 year experience; tertiary education or FIDE Instructor; rating of minimum 2300 or for a time;speaks one FIDE language||National examiner and conduct course for Instructors from Levels 1 to 3; train players with rating above 2300|
|5||FIDE Senior Trainer (FST)||Minimum 10 years or FIDE Trainer; tertiary education; rating of minimum 2450 or for a time; speaks English; trainees have world/international successes||National examiner; conduct courses for chess trainers from Level 3 upwards; train players with rating above 2450|
** Group of World top experienced trainers with the Title "FIDE Senior Trainer".
They shall be authorized to conduct seminars and examinations at official courses: Alburt, Lev (USA), Asnov, Bolat (Kazahstan), Azmaiparashvili, Zurab (Georgia), Boensch, Uwe (Germany), Beliavsky, Alexandr (Slovenia), Chernin, Alexandr (Hungary), Dorfman, Iosif (France), Dvorecki, Mark (Russia), Gelfer, Israel (Israel), Georgadze, Tamas (Georgia), Gulko, Boris (USA), Illescas, Miguel (Spain), Kuzmin, Aleksey (Katar), Leong, Ignatius (Singapore), Mikhalchishin, Adrian (Slovenia), Marjanovic, Slavoljub (Greece), Mohr, Georg (Slovenia), Nikitin, Alexandr (Russia), Petrosjan, Arshak (Armenia), Polgar, Zsuzsa (USA), Postovsky, Boris (USA), Psakhis, Lev (Israel), Razuvaev, Yuri (Russia), Seirawan, Yasser (USA), Sosonko, Genna (Nertherland), Schmidt, Wladimir (Poland), Ubilava, Elizbar (Georgia), Vladimirov, Evgeny (Kazahstan), Zapata, Alonso (Kolumbia), Xie, Yun (China).
GM Uwe Boensch
FIDE Senior Trainer and Leader of the Course