Award Nominating Application

Award Nomination Application

United States Fencing Coaches’ Association Award Nominating Application

Nominate the following individual (one coach per form and must be a current member of USFCA)*

Nominee's information

Tell us WHY this coach is being nominated for this award

About the awards

Deadline for Award of Merit Nominations is June 30, with decision by July 15, Coach of the Year decision immediately after nationals’ results. Presentation is at the AGM (Annual General Meeting).

Award CriteriaThe criteria for the three categories of Association-wide awards are as follows:

(1) Award of Merit for Outstanding Achievement in the Coaching & Teaching of Fencing. The recipient’s students have achieved notable competitive successes over the years, or the coach has performed some service that has been of especial value to the USFCA. In any case, the coach must demonstrate a personal character and maintain a professional demeanor that serves as a positive example to other coaches, while also portraying our profession in a favorable light to fencers and/or parents.

(2) Award of Merit for Career Contributions in the Coaching & Teaching of Fencing. The recipient has coached and taught successfully over many years. While this coach’s fencers may not have earned outstanding competitive successes, they are always well-trained and represent our sport in a favorable light. The coach has contributed significantly to the overall level of fencing in his or her community, is generally well-thought-of in it, and through personal character and positive deportment has cast a favorable light on our profession.

(3) The Coach of the Year. In one competitive season the recipient’s students have achieved particularly noteworthy success, taking into account the training conditions (either favorable or unfavorable) under which the coach worked. The successful students must be primarily, if not entirely, developed by the awardee, and their achievements determine the coach’s eligibility for the trophy