Ages: 6-12*

After the initial exposure, the athlete wants to continue in the sport. The next stage of development in fencing should focus on fun, engagement, exploration, physical literacy and athletic base, encouraging multi-sport involvement and fostering a desire to continue to play and improve.

  • Develop physical literacy; Teach ABCs – agility, balance, coordination, speed
  • Multisport, multi-activity focus
  • Fun, engaging play
  • More fencing-related games and drills to teach fencing movements and skills
  • Inclusion - anyone at any age can and should be encouraged to participate


*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, commitment and the age at which athletes are introduced to fencing.