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  • United State Fencing Coaches Association

    Epsilon is a modern, sectioned based design, with a diverse infusion of background textures and patterns. These enrich and differentiate your site whilst maintaining an overall conservative approach, for flexible site application. Read More
  • United State Fencing Coaches Association

    Epsilon provides for full width, custom, transitional background images, in the slideshow position, a full width container, specifically designed for RokSprocket's Features layout. It also has separate options for per panel background and content images. Read More
  • Custom Animation

    Animation provides an extended layout of visual flair as well as smooth interaction for your visitors, to facilitate the seamless experience of using your site. RokSprocket Features benefits from a custom, per-panel array of up to 16 animation types. Read More
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  • Custom Animation

    Animation provides an extended layout of visual flair as well as smooth interaction for your visitors, to facilitate the seamless experience of using your site. RokSprocket Features benefits from a custom, per-panel array of up to 16 animation types. Read More
  • Background Slideshow

    Epsilon provides for full width, custom, transitional background images, in the slideshow position, a full width container, specifically designed for RokSprocket's Features layout. It also has separate options for per panel background and content images. Read More
  • A Modern Approach to Design.

    Epsilon is a modern, sectioned based design, with a diverse infusion of background textures and patterns. These enrich and differentiate your site whilst maintaining an overall conservative approach, for flexible site application. Read More
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  • Background Slideshow

    Epsilon provides for full width, custom, transitional background images, in the slideshow position, a full width container, specifically designed for RokSprocket's Features layout. It also has separate options for per panel background and content images. Read More
  • Custom Animation

    Animation provides an extended layout of visual flair as well as smooth interaction for your visitors, to facilitate the seamless experience of using your site. RokSprocket Features benefits from a custom, per-panel array of up to 16 animation types. Read More
  • A Modern Approach to Design.

    Epsilon is a modern, sectioned based design, with a diverse infusion of background textures and patterns. These enrich and differentiate your site whilst maintaining an overall conservative approach, for flexible site application. Read More
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  • A Modern Approach to Design.

    Epsilon is a modern, sectioned based design, with a diverse infusion of background textures and patterns. These enrich and differentiate your site whilst maintaining an overall conservative approach, for flexible site application. Read More
  • Background Slideshow

    Epsilon provides for full width, custom, transitional background images, in the slideshow position, a full width container, specifically designed for RokSprocket's Features layout. It also has separate options for per panel background and content images. Read More
  • Custom Animation

    Animation provides an extended layout of visual flair as well as smooth interaction for your visitors, to facilitate the seamless experience of using your site. RokSprocket Features benefits from a custom, per-panel array of up to 16 animation types. Read More
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  • Custom Animation

    Animation provides an extended layout of visual flair as well as smooth interaction for your visitors, to facilitate the seamless experience of using your site. RokSprocket Features benefits from a custom, per-panel array of up to 16 animation types. Read More
  • Background Slideshow

    Epsilon provides for full width, custom, transitional background images, in the slideshow position, a full width container, specifically designed for RokSprocket's Features layout. It also has separate options for per panel background and content images. Read More
  • A Modern Approach to Design.

    Epsilon is a modern, sectioned based design, with a diverse infusion of background textures and patterns. These enrich and differentiate your site whilst maintaining an overall conservative approach, for flexible site application. Read More
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  • Nominating Committee 2020 UPDATE

    The deadline for petitions has passed. There will be an election for the Certification and Accreditation Board (CAB) Two to be elected. Voting by Fencing Masters only. Electronic ballots will be sent out June 8th, with a July 8th deadline ... Read More
  • COVID-19 ONLINE INSTRUCTIONS

    We are living an unprecedented situation. COVID-19 has threatened to our on-site fencing activities and WE MUST ADAPT. This article is meant for those fencing club owners that need some guidance or ideas on how to create involving online activities targeted to our fencers. We need to see this as an opportunity to reach our fencers in a different meaningful way. Social distancing can mean a further development on fencing with a different twist. Read More
  • Dear All Fencing Coaches,
    The Covid 19 virus is a real threat to the nation and to our fencing family. We, in our small community, need to take a leadership role and advise that fencing clubs close down to stop the potential spread of the virus. We must put a stop to the human interaction which serves to spread and perpetuate the disease. This is a serious threat to the nation and the world. We must be proactive and not wait for the higher authorities to tell us what to do. By then, it will be too late.Please take the drastic measures to self-isolate and shut down the gathering place for our beloved fencing community to interact. It will be financially challenging and scary for us to stop our businesses and schools in mid season, to curtail our training and preparation for important tournaments, but these tournaments probably will not take place, and ours and our family's health MUST take precedence. Let's take the long view. Let's ease off on the accelerator and realize that we must take the responsible step to save lives and the well-being of our community.Only by stopping inter-human contact can we have the Corona Virus scare last the shortest possible duration, and get back to our normal lives. Nothing is normal right now. let's hunker down, and give each other the support we need in this time of crisis.

    Peter Burchard
    Maître d'Armes
    President, US Fencing Coaches Association
  • COACHES ACADEMY 2020

    5th Annual Coaches Academy in Beaverton, Oregon. The fifth annual Coaches Academy will take place this year in Beaverton, Oregon (closest airport Portland) in collaboration with the newly renovated North West Fencing Center. Attendees will enjoy an intensive week of instruction, collaboration, learning, special presentations and certification examinations found nowhere else in the US fencing community.The exemplary staff includes Maîtres Cody Mattern, Walid Mahran, Simon Abram, Julien Ouadraogo, Peter Burchard, and NCAA Cornell Head Coach Ariana Klinkov. In addition, there will be special presentations on armory, tactics, strip coaching, footwork, group classes and much more.
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  • Online Coaching Education

    The United States Fencing Coaches Association (USFCA) is proud to partner with Human Kinetics Coach Education to improve coaching knowledge and skills with online training for its member coaches. Read More
  • UPCOMING COACHING CLINIC

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  • USFCA and Blue Gauntlet

    Exciting New Partnership announcement for USFCA and Blue Gauntlet!

    USFCA is thrilled to announce that we have teamed up with Blue Gauntlet Fencing to enhance the experience and benefits for our USFCA’s members. As one of the world’s premium suppliers for fencing and coaching equipment, Blue Gauntlet carries quality-fencing products in large brand selections loved by fencers from beginners to world champions!

    Also new to this partnership, Blue Gauntlet will be offering co-branded apparel with USFCA, stay tuned.

  • TRAINING. CERTIFICATION. COLLABORATION. SAFETY.

    The United States Fencing Coaches Association is dedicated to the growth and development of better fencing through better coaching by improving the quality of fencing instruction and supporting fencing coaches in the United States. USFCA members who are actively coaching should be SafeSport certified. Read More
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US Fencing Coaches Association Membership

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. Benefits available to members include continuing education opportunities, coaching clinics, certifications, and more.

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Learning Materials

To prepare you for testing at any of the four certification levels as a fencing coach, we provide a collection of training and coaching materials in the form of articles and videos, as well as how-to guides and checklists for each written or practical exam. Courses are available in your membership portal and are included in the purchase of an exam.

For more information about the certification levels and examination process, click here.

US Fencing Coaches Association Membership

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. This program is supervised by the Certification and Accreditation Board, consisting of Fencing Masters elected by other member Fencing Masters. The USFCA certification program provides the fencing coach or teacher a measurement of his or her knowledge and ability through an examination process and certification program.

Certification is granted to individual coaches on four levels: Assistant Moniteur, Moniteur, Prévôt, and Fencing Master. For more information about the certification levels and examination process, click here.

US Fencing Coaches Association Education

You'll have access to an archive of thesis papers from previous Masters candidates and continuing education opportunities through a series of in-person clinics and events. The USFCA hosts both national and regional coaching clinics, featuring many of the top coaches and professionals from the US and around the world.

Additionally, USFCA members (including those who join at the clinic) will be awarded CEU credits for their time spent at the clinic.

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    USFCA Members enjoy a unique set of benefits, unavailable through any other coaching or fencing organizations.

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Announcing the Launch of our New Website

We are excited to announce the launch of our redesigned website!

In designing it, our biggest priority was more intuitive organization of the information you want most and an overall easier-to-use layout. We hope we have achieved that. 

Besides the facelift, the biggest change to the USFCA with this relaunch is in a major addition to membership benefits -- a social media platform! All paid members in good standing will now have access to a private social media platform, complete with personal profile pages, photo and video sharing, event scheduling, and professional pages. Within the next couple of days, active members will receive a confirmation email with your new login information to the private members' area.

If you are not a current member, join here.

You can also now show your support for the USFCA -- we have merchandise available! Click here to shop.

We hope you are as happy with the new website as we are!