Ages: 16+*

For some fencers, the pursuit of excellence is the focus; there is a willingness and desire to commit time, effort and energy to achieve results. For others, fun, engagement, social aspects and continued improvement is the focus.

  • For some, the goals are a pursuit of excellence and a commitment to maximizing talent
  • For others, the focus is on continual improvement and growth socially, physically and mentally
  • Understand the motivations of each athlete and adjust training accordingly


*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.