In 2009, Kyla competed at the United States Junior National Championships in Dallas, Texas. She won golds in the all-around, vault, and balance beam and won bronze on floor exercise. She competed at the 2009 Junior Pan American Games in Aracaju, Brazil where she helped the United States team win the gold medal. The U.S. team was composed of Kyla Ross, Sabrina Vega, Alexandra Raisman, and Bridgette Caquatto. The U.S. women swept the top four spots in the all-around: 1.) Ross 57.40 2.) Vega 56.25 3.) Raisman 56.20 4.) Caquatto 56.10. In event finals, Kyla won golds in the all-around, the uneven bars, and the balance beam and won silver on the floor exercise.