Youth (14 and under)
Sabre & Foil Only
Our Youth Program is specifically designed for our fencers that fall under the USA Fencing age group classifications of Y-8, Y-10, Y-12, and Y-14. The program builds and develops the fundamentals for the developing fencer: footwork, blade work, tactics, conditioning and mental skills. We’ve segmented our Youth Program into three groups:
Step One After Intro Class
Our Youth Beginner program is the most flexible program and is perfectly designed for students just starting out. We offer 3 class times per week and the athlete can attend any or all classes as best suited to their schedule. Lessons are not required, but encouraged if the athlete is interested in moving to the Youth Competitive level. A separate monthly membership fee is required and can be paid in one payment (pro-rated) or on a monthly basis.
Youth Beginners meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 4:30-6:00PM and Saturdays from 9:00-10:30AM. With the flexibility of a class punch card, you an join any day of the week, every week. Levels vary within the class and classes are on going.
The next step after the beginner classes in our competitive group. The main difference between beginner and the competitive group is the addition of lessons and required tournaments. The threshold to maintain the competitive level is very achievable and is designed around our local tournaments. One travel tournament is required, which is within driving distance, and participation in additional travel tournaments is encouraged, but not required. Along with competitions, it is important for the athlete to take a consistent number of lessons, usually 4-5 per month.
Our Youth Alllstars is our most comprehensive program and is designed for those athletes who want to compete on a regular basis and have goals to compete and achieve points on the national level. This program will require athletes to commit to a dedicated training, lesson and competition schedule. Athletes in this program will be evaluated 2x per year to ensure their ability to stay in the program. Allstars will attend all the Youth Competitive classes plus one Allstars class in the week.