The USA Fencing American Development Model is a framework or roadmap to guide the development of fencers; to enhance engagement, enjoyment and athletic potential; and to keep fencers in the sport longer. The goal is to create a positive experience and to create a program that focuses on the individual athlete at each stage of development.
Following the core values will help USA Fencing optimize fencers' experience and long-term development in the sport, whether it be success at the elite level or a lifetime of fencing participation.
For more information on each of the USA Fencing ADM core values, click here.
Note that the age ranges are a general guideline and by no means a primary factor to determine when an athlete should progress to the next stage. Progression will be dependent, in part, on goals, resources, commitment and the age at which athletes are introduced to fencing.