For all SYCs
Event results submitted with only 1 participant listed or fenced mixed will not result in the athlete fulfilling the qualification requirement. 

Qualification Y10/Y12 to the March NAC
Fencers must fence in at least one Y10 and/or Y12 Regional Youth Circuit, Super Youth Competition in the United States or in one IRC in Y10, Y12 or Y14 (if competing in the International Regional Circuit competition during 2019 in China), in the current season to be eligible to enter the same category and weapon at the March NAC. RYC event must have at least 2 competitors to fulfill any qualification standards.

Qualification Path to USA Fencing National Championships

Championships - Athletes must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents to compete in the National Championship

Youth 10 National Championships
Eligibility (age, representation, classification)

Fencers must meet the birth years in Table 2.5.1 in the Athlete Handbook, and be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident. There are no classification requirements.

Qualifying Path

  • Be on the Y10 National Point Standings at the regular fee entry deadline OR
  • Be on the Y10 Regional Youth Point Standings in your region at the regular fee entry deadline OR
  • Earn at least 60 Y12 Regional Points during the current season (Total points = an athlete’s top 3 point results) OR
  • Participate in a SYC or RYC in the current season.

Youth 12 National Championships
Eligibility (age, representation, classification)

Subject to the listed exceptions, fencers must meet birth years in Table 2.5.1 in the Athlete Handbook and be a U.S citizen or Permanent Resident. There are no classification requirements.

Qualifying Path

  • Be on the Y12 National Point Standings at the regular fee entry deadline OR
  • Earn at least 70 Y12 Regional Points during the current season (Total points = an athlete’s top 3 point results) OR
  • Earn at least 150 Y14 Regional Points during the current season (Total points = an athlete’s top 3 point results) OR
  • Place in the top 25% of the fencer’s division’s Y14 National Championship qualifying competition

Youth 14 National Championships
Eligibility (age, representation, classification)

Subject to the listed exceptions, fencers must meet the birth years in Table 2.5.1 in the Athlete Handbook and be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. There are no classification requirements. Athletes that have represented another country in the last 3 years at FIE level competitions (Senior/Junior and those athletes that represented another country at the Cadet World Championships) are not eligible to compete in a National Championship.

Qualifying Path

  • Be on the Youth 14 National Point Standings at the regular entry fee deadline OR
  • Earn at least 150 Y14 Regional Points during the current season (Total points = an athlete’s top 3 point results) OR
  • Place in the top 25% (round up) of the fencer’s division’s Y14 National Championship qualifying competition