Parents Corner April 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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Parents Corner May 2016 – National Points

In the Mar 2016 article, Parent’s Corner discussed regional points for fencing.  This month, Parent’s Corner is going to give an overview of national points from the point of view

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Now that RFC has finished with its second large event of the fencing year, the Brick ROC (with many thanks to co-host RIT Fencing Club!), the next question on many

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Parent’s Corner Jan 2017:  Equipment Check at Tournaments

If your fencer competed at the recent SYC here in Rochester as their first major tournament, or has recently travelled to a larger tournament, they may have experienced a formal

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Parents Corner March 2015 – Parents at Competitions

Last month I had the pleasure of attending the Junior Olympics (JOs) fencing competition in Richmond VA with my daughter.  This is the end-of-season championship event for Cadet (Under 16)

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Parent’s Corner May 2015:  Body Cords Part 1 – The most finicky of all fencing equipment!

A Body Cord Haiku: Fencing Body Cord Necessary Equipment They’re Always Broken OK, so that was corny, but you get the picture.  Inevitably as a fencing parent, my daughter will

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October 2014 Parent’s Corner:  More Alphabet Soup – RYCs, SYCs, RJCCs, ROCs and NACs

Last month we discussed the A through E letter rating system used to classify fencers and tournaments.  This month we’ll talk about the types of tournaments available for different age

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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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