Evening Classes

CYCL offers evening classes all year round. You can join mid-session at a pro-rated amount, or wait until the next session begins.

Did you know?

Chess promotes imagination and creativity and helps improve schoolwork and grades!


CYCL Offers Classes at Various Levels

Enrolled students attend one class per week, and if they attend a class that is offered on both Wednesday or Friday, they can come to either one each week without giving us notice.

Register online, or show up 10 minutes before class starts to register (but please advise us by email or via the contact form below that you will be coming).
Classes are at Trinity Classical Academy, located at 28310 Kelly Johnson Pkwy, Valencia, CA 91355. 

Class Levels

Introduction to Chess

For players who have never had any formal instruction. Especially effective for younger players, ages 4-7.

Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm.

Topics covered: Piece movements, Castling, Pawn Promotion, En Passant, Basic Checkmates, Escaping Check, Draws.


For players who have a good understanding of the basics of the game and have already played 50+ games on their own.

Wednesdays: 5:30-6:30pm

Topics covered: Basic opening concepts and traps, chess notation, basic tactics (forks, pins, skewers and discoveries), two-move checkmates, endgame basics.


For experienced players who have competed in USCF events and are serious about improving.

Wednesdays: 6:45-8:00pm | Fridays, 6:00-7:15pm

Topics covered: Opening plans and traps, middlegame strategies, pawn play, advanced endgame techniques, efficient calculation, combining tactical concepts, advanced checkmate patterns, and much more.


Mostly Junior High and High School students, this class is by invitation only.

Fridays, 7:30-9:00pm

Private Lessons

Most CYCL students do not need Coach Jay as their private coach. Most of our CYCL Coaches are experienced tournament players with enough skills to teach players rated up to 1200.

Private Lessons are individually scheduled.



Where are classes held?

CYCL classes are held at:

Trinity Classical Academy, 28310 Kelly Johnson Pkwy
Valencia, CA 91355


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Not sure which class is best?

If you are not sure which class is best after reading their descriptions, please contact Coach Jay via the contact form below, and he will advise you as to class placement.