Parents’ Corner November 2014:  Who’s FRED?  Finding fencing tournaments outside of Rochester

Parents’ Corner November 2014:  Who’s FRED?  Finding fencing tournaments outside of Rochester If your youth fencer has reached a point where he/she would like to try fencing tournaments outside of Rochester with

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Summer Nationals Qualification for Y10, Y12, and Y14

January 2015: Summer Nationals Qualification for Y10, Y12, and Y14 We’ve just rolled into January, so it’s time to think of… Summer Nationals?!  Now is a good time, because there

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Fencing and Social Media

February 2015: Fencing and Social Media A fun short topic for a cold and short month – Fencing and Social Media! Almost everyone reading this probably has Facebook, Instagram and/or

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Stenciling of Fencing Gear

  April 2015 Parent’s Corner: Stenciling of Fencing Gear If your child is relatively new to fencing, you’ve probably noticed some of the older kids have their last name in

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Steps to Successful Goal Setting

Steps to Successful Goal Setting What is Goal Setting? What sets apart athletes who achieve their dream goal from those who don’t? Most of us have set goals for ourselves

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The Fear of Failure

The Fear of Failure “Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” – Babe Ruth As we move full swing into the fencing season, many fencers will

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Footwork, Footwork, Footwork.

Footwork, Footwork, Footwork.  Regardless of which weapon you fence or what level of competition you compete at, there is one element of fencing that simply cannot be ignored: footwork. Footwork

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Make the Most Out of Every Tournament.  Over the course of the season, the average competitive fencer will travel to and compete in several tournaments. From local events, to regional

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The Power of Positive Imagery

The Power of Positive Imagery If you watched the Winter Olympics in Sochi last month you probably saw glimpses of athletes going through some interesting pre-competition routines. You may have

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Rest and Recovery

Rest and Recovery As the Summer National Fencing Championships draw near, it can be tempting for many athletes preparing for competition to train as much as possible in order to

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