California Youth Chess League
(CYCL) is a California 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization, with a mission of empowering youth to grow through chess.

CYCL was founded in 1996 by Coach Jay Stallings (who is ranked as an Expert with the United States Chess Federation). With programs including after school and evening classes, tournaments, camps, free chess play, and special events year round, CYCL makes chess incredibly accessible in the Santa Clarita Valley.

Through the years, under Coach Jay’s leadership, California Youth Chess League has taught chess to over 20,000 young players in and around Santa Clarita.

Read about Coach Jay’s Commitment.

Checkmate COVID-19 This Summer!

Dear Chess Parents,

In this time of social distancing, we have been formulating a strategy to checkmate COVID-19.

Check out our CYCL online Summer Program!

Let’s checkmate COVID-19 together!

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