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Membership

From the grassroots to the competitive strip all the way to the Olympic podium...TOGETHER, the collective strength of more than 35,000 USA Fencing members drives the future of our sport.  USA Fencing is focused on our mission of fostering the growth, participation and development of domestic fencing at all levels.  Your USA Fencing membership connects you to the fencing community and makes a difference in the sport.  

USA Fencing Membership
USA Fencing membership is required by all individual members of USA Fencing Member Clubs who utilize the USA Fencing insurance program. Competitive memberships are required to compete in any USA Fencing sanctioned event. The membership year coincides with the fencing season which occurs between August 1 and the following July 31. Membership dues are not prorated at any time.

Membership Dues
The annual dues of the USA Fencing for the 2016-17 season, effective August 1, 2016, as approved by the USA Fencing Board of Directors, are as follows:

Individual Memberships

CLASS
OF MEMBERSHIP

DUES 
(Annual except for those marked *)

DESCRIPTION AND BENEFITS

Non-Competitive

$10

  • Recreational fencing membership, can participate at a USA Fencing club, but cannot compete in sanctioned events
  • Includes secondary medical/accident insurance
  • Does not include voting privileges

Competitive

$75

  • Can compete at sanctioned local, divisional, regional, and national-level competitions
  • Includes secondary medical/accident insurance
  • Can vote in elections of the USA Fencing membership (subject to the member voting age restriction)
  • Receives subscription to American Fencing Magazine

Collegiate Competitive

$45

  • Must be listed as a member on an approved roster submitted by a College/University fencing club or NCAA program with a current USA Fencing Affiliate or Club membership
  • Can compete at sanctioned local, divisional, regional, and national-level competitions
  • Includes secondary medical/accident insurance
  • Can vote in elections of the USA Fencing membership (subject to the member voting age restriction)
  • Receives subscription to American Fencing Magazine

Coach

$120

  • Required for all USA Fencing coaches
  • Requires Safe Sport training and current background screen
  • Can compete at local, divisional, regional, and national-level competitions
  • Includes a general liability insurance policy
  • Can vote in elections of the USA Fencing membership (subject to the member voting age restriction)
  • Receives subscription to American Fencing Magazine

+CheckEd

$20

  • Membership add-on  required for referees, armorers, bout committee, board members and volunteers
  • Can be added to all memberships with the exception of Coach.
  • Requires Safe Sport training and background screen (included in price)
  • Includes a general liability insurance policy

+Coach

$20

  • Membership add-on  required for coaches with Life, Life Installment, Olympic Life and Paralympic Life memberships
  • Requires Safe Sport training and background screen (included in price)
  • Includes a general liability insurance policy

Supporting

$25

  • Recreational fencing membership, can participate at a USA Fencing club, but cannot compete in sanctioned events
  • Can vote in elections of the USA Fencing membership (subject to the member voting age restriction)
  • Includes secondary medical/accident insurance
  • Receives subscription to American Fencing Magazine

Life

$1,200*

  • Can compete at local, divisional, regional, and national-level competitions
  • Includes secondary medical/accident insurance
  • Can vote in elections of the USA Fencing membership (subject to the member voting age restriction)
  • Receives subscription to American Fencing Magazine
  • Will retain these rights, benefits, and privileges for the remainder of their natural lives without the payment of additional dues

Life Installment

$120

  • Upon payment of membership due installments for ten consecutive years at the same rate as at the time of enrollment, the membership will automatically be converted to Life membership
  • Can compete at sanctioned local, divisional, regional, and national-level competitions
  • Includes secondary medical/accident insurance
  • Can vote in elections of the USA Fencing membership (subject to the member voting age restriction)
  • Receives subscription to American Fencing Magazine

Magazine Subscription

$12 (Domestic) / $20 (International)

  • Receives subscription to American Fencing Magazine

Club Memberships

CLASS
OF MEMBERSHIP

DUES 
(Annual except for those marked *)

DESCRIPTION AND BENEFITS

Affiliate Club

$50

  • Affiliate Clubs do not participate in the USA Fencing insurance program
  • Can host sanctioned events
  • Receive website listing
  • Receive magazine subscription
  • Have the ability to field a team at national events and individual fencers can represent their club

Member Club

$525

  • Receive General Liability Insurance coverage through the USA Fencing policy
  • All members and participants of USA Fencing Member Clubs must be individual members of USA Fencing
  • Can host sanctioned events
  • Receive website listing
  • Receive magazine subscription
  • Have the ability to field a team at national events and individual fencers can represent their club.

High School Club

$300

  • Available to high school fencing teams
  • Every member of the high school team becomes a High School Club Member
  • Each team member can earn USA Fencing ratings in High School events
  • Includes secondary insurance for each individual
  • All members receive a subscription to American Fencing Magazine
  • All members receive a varsity recognition certificate
  • An upgrade to competitive is required to compete in a USA Fencing local, regional or national tournaments

Corporate Membership

CLASS
OF MEMBERSHIP

DUES 
(Annual except for those marked *)

DESCRIPTION AND BENEFITS

Corporate

$500

  • Available to companies who support USA Fencing
  • Includes a listing and link on the website
  • Receive a subscription to American Fencing Magazine
  • Includes a discount on magazine advertising and mailing labels
  • Allows access to USA Fencing members through vendor coupon page, vendor registration at USA Fencing National Events (space is limited) and banner advertising on score tables at USA Fencing National Events

If you do not wish to join or renew online, a paper membership application is located below.  There is a $10.00 fee for all paper membership forms.  Save money and time by joining on-line.  Please note there may be a delay in the complete processing of your membership if emailed or faxed.  It is always preferable to join or renew on-line.