All Kickstarter Orders Shipped! And the Coach Jay's Chess Academy Store is now LIVE!
Our Final Update...
Thank you from the bottom of our heart--we never could have taken Coach Jay's materials, developed over 25 years with 40,000+ students, and made them available to... Read more
The Final Books have arrived--Let the shipping begin!
Just a quick update... the Purple, Blue and Black Belt books have arrived and shipping begins tomorrow. For Digital backers, all PDF's will be sent tomorrow.
We are both SO... Read more
Shipping and Digital Copy Delivery Update (including International and Coach/Club packs)
Thank you again for your patience and support. Receiving emails (including some heartwarming photos!) from you guys have really made us smile. Over 24 years ago, I (Kyle)... Read more
Last chance to make any changes... Digital Copies going out tomorrow night!
Hello Chess Coaches and Parents!
Quick update: We are still waiting for our Chess Passports and Stickers. We have White, Yellow, Orange And Green Belt books on hand... just waiting... Read more
Printing and Shipping Schedule - Last Chance to Make Changes to Your Order!
At long last, the time has arrived!
Copies of Coach Jay's Chess Academy are being printed as we speak and will soon be in our hands, packaged and shipped out.... Read more
Printing and Shipping Update
Quick update (a more full update will come on Monday). We received the proofs for our print run yesterday and are SO excited.
We have moved into the... Read more
Layout Update (Worth the wait, I promise--just look at these pics!)
First and foremost, we are so aware of how delayed this project has been. It was never our intention and we apologize profusely--honestly, we had a number of... Read more
Shipping Begins By End of March
I wanted to give you an update--we've managed to work through (almost) all the delays we ran into and are passing things off to a layout designer this... Read more
January Update - Art, Production and Shipping Updates
Hello chess parents and students!
We hope you all had a fantastic holiday season and that 2018 is going great for you! We wanted to give you a quick update... Read more
Important Stretch Goal, Production and Ship Date Update
It's been a whirlwind over the past couple months and I wanted to give you an update on the Coach Jay's Chess Academy packages you've all preordered. We've... Read more
IMPORTANT UPDATE: What's Next!
So, it's been a week since our Kickstarter campaign successfully funded. THANK YOU SO MUCH! This is an important update to all backers, so please take the time to read... Read more
We did it! Thank you to all 267 backers who helped us raise $26,414 to help bring the joy and benefits of chess to hundreds of kids!
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED THIS KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN SUCCEED BEYOND OUR WILDEST DREAMS!
It has been mindblowing to see the support this project has received. My life's mission has... Read more
A look inside the Coach Jay's Chess Academy Lesson and Exercise books
Hey everyone! I just wanted to let you all know about a Kickstarter Live video we did where we looked inside the Lesson and Exercise books.
If you missed it... Read more
FINAL DAYS! Can you spend 60 seconds and really help us out?
I can't believe it... this is the final weekend to preorder Coach Jay's Chess Academy. I have had such a blast getting to know so many of you guys... Read more
Thank you to US Chess Federation and the great podcasts who've talked about Coach Jay's Chess Academy!
An Interview with Coach Jay at US Chess Online
Today, US Chess (the governing body for organized chess in America) published an interview I did with them, and I'm SO... Read more
Before you re-watch Blade Runner (1982)... watch this video!
It's been 35 years, but Blade Runner is suddenly a HUGE deal again--and it happens to be one of our favorite movies (the original... we haven't seen Blade Runner... Read more
ONE WEEK LEFT! Chess in Blade Runner, a livestream for coaches AND the complete History of Chess!
Hey guys, it's Coach Kyle here and thanks again for all your support! We're well past our goal and approaching our first stretch goal, so we can't thank you enough!... Read more
Coach Jay's Chess Academy Featured on The Funding Chest Podcast
Hey everyone, Kyle here...
I wanted to let you guys know about a great podcast that I've been listening to called The Funding Chest. It's a podcast where the... Read more
All Five Lessons from The Five Disciplines of Chess
Hello friends! Here is a quick update with all five lessons I streamed over the last couple weeks covering The Five Disciplines of Chess in one handy post that you... Read more
We passed the $20,000 mark! Less than $5k from our first stretch goal!
Thank you everyone! We just passed $20,000 and we can't thank you enough!
We're pretty excited about our FIRST stretch goal--additional content and puzzles for every level of Coach Jay's... Read more
Free Lesson Replays - CHECKMATE and DEFENSE
Many, many years ago, I began to structure my lessons and practice around what I call The Five Disciplines of Chess. It's been a great framework and ensures my... Read more
We did it!!! Thank you SO much!
We woke up this morning to see some happy news... we hit our goal of $18,000!
We are just BLOWN away by your support and so excited for all the... Read more
What Questions Can I Answer Tonight on Kickstarter Live?
Hey everyone, I just wanted to remind you that I will be doing a Kickstarter Live stream tonight at 6:30pm PDT and talking about the SECOND of the Five Disciplines... Read more
This Monday, I'll be doing a lesson on DEFENSE! Get your questions in!
On Monday, I'll be covering the second of the FIVE DISCIPLINES OF CHESS -- Defense!
I hope you'll tune in on Kickstarter Live! Also, this is a great... Read more
Less than $1000 to go!
Hello backers! It's Coach Kyle writing this heartfelt thank you (Coach Jay is where he is 5 nights a week... coaching kids!), and a heartfelt THANK YOU it is indeed!... Read more
I'm going to be doing free lessons on Kickstarter Live, starting tonight!
Starting tonight, I'm going to be doing some regular lessons from The Five Disciplines of Chess. Tonight I'll cover some of the most common checkmates from the Checkmate discipline,... Read more
Went Live to talk a bit about openings! Can you say "Free Lesson"?
Hey guys, just because we're running a Kickstarter, doesn't mean Coach Jay's lessons stop!
Here is the first part of Coach Jay's Intermediate Class with some elementary school aged kids.... Read more
Why Every Child Should Play Chess
Hey guys, we just did a Kickstarter Live stream and here's a link to the recap: https://live.kickstarter.com/coach-jay/live/a-world-where-every-child-played-chess