SCV 101 | Jay Stallings, Director of California Youth Chess League
Guest: Jay Stallings, Director of California Youth Chess League
Taped: March 15, 2019
On this episode of SCV 101, Bill Miranda talks with Jay Stallings about how chess can help children’s lives.
Chess, often referred to as “the game of kings,” is a centuries-old game enjoyed by people of all ages. Expert ranked chess player Jay Stallings has made it his mission to help Santa Clarita students find joy in this ancient battle of wits.
Stallings is the founder of the California Youth Chess League (CYCL), which teaches after school classes and hosts tournaments like the California state championship and created the “Coach Jay’s Chess Academy” instructional book series. In the past 25 years, Stallings has taught chess to more than 40,000 children in Santa Clarita.