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From the grassroots to the competitive strip all the way to the Olympic podium ... TOGETHER, the collective strength of more than 40,000 USA Fencing members drives the future of our sport. USA Fencing is focused on our mission of fostering the growth, participation and development of domestic fencing at all levels. Your USA Fencing membership connects you to the fencing community and makes a difference in the sport.  

USA Fencing Membership
USA Fencing membership is required by all individual members of USA Fencing Member Clubs who utilize the USA Fencing insurance program. Competitive memberships are required to compete in any USA Fencing sanctioned event (exception is Non-Competitive members can compete in one sanctioned local tournament without upgrading.) The membership year coincides with the fencing season, which occurs between August 1 and the following July 31. Membership dues are not prorated at any time. Please note, any new (expired longer than 3 years) or upgraded membership purchased after March 31 is valid until July 31 of the following season.

Membership Dues
The annual dues for the 2020-21 season, effective August 1, 2020, as approved by the USA Fencing Board of Directors, are as follows:

Individual Memberships

Non-Competitive $10/yr

A Non-Competitive Membership is required to be a member of a USA Fencing Member Club. This membership permits regular practices and training sessions at a club and allows you to compete at ONE sanctioned local tournament without upgrading to Competitive. 

Supporting $25/yr

Our Supporting Membership is perfect for the Non-Competitive member who is still involved with USA Fencing or their local fencing community. In addition to supporting the sport, you are eligible to vote in all USA Fencing Board of Director elections.

Competitive $85/yr ($75 Renewals until October 31)

Our Yearly Competitive Membership is good for the USA Fencing season from August 1 through July 31. The competitive membership valid for all USA Fencing sanctioned competitions.

Collegiate Competitive $45/yr

College students can enjoy the same benefits of the full Competitive membership at a special discounted price. In order for this membership to be valid, you must be a member of a current USA Fencing NCAA or college club team.

Coach $120/yr

For members who coach, this membership has the same privileges as a competitive member and additionally receive the benefit of a professional general liability policy. Includes background screen and Safe Sport training.

Life $1,200

Life membership is valid for the lifetime of the member. This membership includes the same benefits as a competitive membership but is a one-time payment

Life Installment $120/yr

Allows the member up to ten years of regular installment payments towards a Life Membership.


Club Memberships


(Annual except for those marked *)


Affiliate Club


  • Affiliate Clubs do not participate in the USA Fencing insurance program
  • Can host sanctioned events
  • Receive website listing
  • Receive magazine subscription
  • Have the ability to field a team at national events and individual fencers can represent their club

Member Club


  • Receive General Liability Insurance coverage through the USA Fencing policy
  • All members and participants of USA Fencing Member Clubs must be individual members of USA Fencing
  • Can host sanctioned events
  • Receive website listing
  • Receive magazine subscription
  • Have the ability to field a team at national events and individual fencers can represent their club.

High School Club


  • Available to high school fencing teams (Enroll four or more High Schools from the same league for $500, no limit on number of teams)
  • Every member of the high school team becomes a High School Club Member
  • Each team member can earn USA Fencing ratings in High School events
  • Includes secondary insurance for each individual
  • All members receive a subscription to American Fencing Magazine
  • All members receive a varsity recognition certificate
  • Upgrade to competitive for only $25 for first time members.  This is required to compete in a USA Fencing local, regional or national tournaments

If you do not wish to join or renew online, a paper membership application is located below.  There is a $10.00 fee for all paper membership forms.  Save money and time by joining online.  Please note there may be a delay in the complete processing of your membership if emailed or faxed.  It is always preferable to join or renew online.