Membership Benefits & Services
The US Fencing Coaches Association is the only organization in the United States dedicated to the needs, interests and promotion of fencing coaches by providing instruction and support to coaches, and nationally & internationally recognized certification We encourage and welcome fencers, administrators, parents and anyone who loves the sport to join the USFCA and contribute to the growth of the sport.
USFCA Members have a unique set of benefits, unavailable through any other coaching or fencing organizations.
USFCA Regional Coaches’ Clinic Program
The USFCA hosts national and regional coaching clinics, featuring many of the top coaches and professionals from the US and from around the world. Regional Coaches’ Clinics are held under the direction of the Regional Vice President. There should be at least one Regional Coaches’ Clinic each fencing season. The format may vary (week end, three days, five days), but notification should be published on this website and Facebook page. Each participant will receive a certificate of attendance. Members earn continuing education credits from these clinics, as well as top-notch coaching instruction. Many clinics provide a discount for USFCA members.
One of the core benefits of membership in the Coaches Association is the opportunity to become certified, or increase your certification level. The USFCA examines and certifies coaches at the four levels recognized internationally by the Academie d'Armes International (AAI) and its member organizations. For more information about the certification levels and examination process, please refer to the certification area of this website.
Certificate of Attendance & Continuing Education Credits
This program allows Full members in good standing who host a clinic to provide all attendees with a certificate acknowledging their involvement in a program given by a recognized and certified USFCA member.
Additionally, USFCA members (including those who join at the clinic) will be awarded CEU credits for their time spent at the clinic.
If you are the host of a clinic, please contact your Regional Vice President, the Executive Vice President or the USFCA President with your clinic information, and they'll coordinate the attendance and CEU certificates with you. There is no charge or fee for this service.
Find A Coach List
As a member, you may list yourself on the USFCA website's “Find a Coach” list, providing an easy method for prospective students and administrators to locate you and your club.
“Position Wanted” Listing
An ad will be placed on the website. Facebook page, and/or LinkedIn for any member in good standing who seeks work as a fencing teacher or coach. For more information contact the website administrator.
“Position Available” Listing
Anyone (member or non-member), or any organization actively searching for a coach or teacher of fencing for a club, school, camp, clinic, college, university or any other position involving the teaching of fencing or stage combat may place an ad on this website, Facebook page, and/or LinkedIn. For more information contact the website administrator.
Clinic or Fencing Camp Listing
Members of the USFCA planning to host a fencing camp, a fencing clinic, or a coaches camp or clinic, can have a notice of the event placed on the website, Facebook Page, and/or LinkedIn. For more information contact the website administrator.
Members receive access to archived copies of Point in Line eZine and The Swordmaster on the website, two of the most respected periodicals in the world for fencing coaches.
As a member, you will have access to special areas on the USFCA website, including:
New Member Kit
- articles on coaching and fencing,
- an archive of The Swordmaster and Point in Line magazines,
- an archive of thesis papers from Masters candidates,
- online video of world class coaches,
- other coaching materials,
- a forum for members (in development)
New members will receive a packet containing information about the USFCA, a membership card and a USFCA patch.