Parent’s Corner Apr 2016: Collegiate Fencing

March Madness just ended – no, not the March Madness you are thinking of, but rather the 2016 NCAA Fencing Championships were just held at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA,

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Parent’s Corner Mar 2016: Regional Points for Youth Fencers

USA Fencing maintains both regional and national points lists by age, gender, and weapon.  The regional and national points lists are completely independent of each other, and are earned at

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Parent’s Corner Feb 2016:  Letter Ratings

This article was originally written for the September 2014 newsletter, but there’s been lots of exciting growth at RFC recently with many new fencing families, so it seemed like a

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Parent’s Corner Jan 2016:  Understanding Final Placement after DEs

The October and November 2015 Parent’s Corner discussed understanding pools and understanding DEs. There’s one final step – determining a fencer’s finishing placement after DEs. Most fencing competitions don’t do

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Parent’s Corner Sept 2015: Sportsmanship

Rochester Fencing Club is hosting a Super Youth Circuit (SYC) October 23-25, 2015, and this is an opportunity for all the fencers (and parents) of RFC to be positive role-models

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Parent’s Corner November 2015 – Understanding a Direct Elimination Tableau

Last month, Parent’s Corner discussed how to read pool results and how this leads to a seeding for a direct elimination (DE) round of a fencing tournament. This month we’ll

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Parent’s Corner October 2015 – Understanding Pool Results in a Tournament

This post is to help de-mystify the pool results you’ll see online or in event “live result” websites and to understand how they influence the seeding of fencers for the

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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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