Sunday, December 17, 2017

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Mark Masters hired as new Coaches Clinic Coordinator

The USFCA is pleased to announce the hiring of Maître d’Armes Mark Masters as the USFCA Clinic Coordinator. Maître Masters will be  assisting the USFCA Regional Vice Presidents in coordinating the regional clinics and strengthening the training programs. He will also be developing a system of grassroots coaching development clinics targeting recreational programs. Mark's vision is... [Read More] 

Massialas discusses coaching philosophy and coaching development in the U.S.

In the USFCA's second webinar series Men's National Foil Coach Greg Massialas talks with "SaberCoach Kate" Sierra about coaching.  (Logged in USFCA members can access the webinar here...)

2017 Coaches Academy better than imagined!

The 2017 USFCA Coaches Academy is now in the books and by all accounts was a great success. 

Still in its infancy the 2nd annual national Coaches Academy hosted 26 participants from Florida to Alaska in the moniteur and advanced (prevot/master) training sessions covering topics ranging from sport psychology, training and conditioning, video analysis to games and the US fencing referee seminar.  The USFCA issued four assistant moniteur, twelve monituer, four prevot and one master certificates.  Some candidates earned certification in multiple weapons.

“I tried to come with an open mind but couldn’t help having an idea of what I expected.  It proved to be even better than I had imagined,” wrote newly certified Prévôt de Sabre Kate Sierra on Facebook.

In the middle of the intense weeklong sessions... [Read More]


Q Drill
demonstrated by Maitre Rob Handelman.
For more information visit San Francisco Youth Fencing

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