New for the 2023/24 Season, all USA Fencing Coach members will be required to complete the Foundation of Fencing Coaching Course.
You will be able to complete these modules within our content management system, FenceLab.
The Five Modules included with the Foundations of Fencing Coach Certification are as follows:
As a coach, you will have 90 days after you purchase your membership to complete the modules that comprise the Foundations of Fencing course. Until you complete your education requirements, your Coach membership status will show as (pending).
Coaches will also have the opportunity to test out of three Coach Education modules by proving their knowledge of fencing safety.
The goal of this test is to acknowledge the expertise and experience that our coaches bring to our sport. We recognize that not everyone starts from the same baseline of knowledge, and we believe these changes will make the educational process more efficient and focused for our coaching community. Learn more about the test out option here.
If you have any questions regarding the program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of your membership, you will gain access to the Foundations of Fencing coaching course. You will also receive access to educational opportunities through FenceLab and in-person activities.
Life or Life Installment Members
Life Members will need to purchase the +Coach Add-On to access the coaching education content.
Members Under 18
Access and Competitive members under the age of 18 will be able to purchase the +Junior Coach Add-On to access the coaching education content.
Members in year two and beyond of this program will be required to complete the Continued Fencing Coach Education program.
This is designed to allow Coaches to choose educational opportunities to help advance them along their coaching journey.
Coach Members will need to complete 4 credit hours annually.
USA Fencing will offer opportunities for members to complete this requirement, but will also allow credit hours to be earned through 3rd party organizations.