Member Clubs 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.
Member Clubs can host sanctioned events, are listed in USA Fencing's online Find a Club section, receive an American Fencing Magazine subscription and have the ability to field a team at national events.
NOTE: USA Fencing may request a roster of participating fencers for additional insured locations; you may be asked for documentation of membership after your tournament, camp, etc. in order to receive insurance at locations outside of your club.
Affiliate Clubs can host sanctioned events, receive website listing, magazine subscription, and have the ability to field a team at national events, but do not participate in the USA Fencing insurance program.
Cost: $150 (see below on how to significantly lower the fee)
High school fencing teams can become High School Member Clubs of USA Fencing and every member of the high school team becomes a High School Club member. Benefits include the ability for each team member to earn USA Fencing ratings at high school competitions, eligibility for the USA Fencing High School All-Academic and All-American Team, secondary insurance for each individual, and a varsity recognition certificate. In addition, individuals can upgrade to Competitive (first-timers only) for only $25 and start fencing in local, regional and national events.
League/State discount: If four or more high school teams from your high school fencing league/state join, the cost is a flat $500, regardless of how many teams participate. Please see the FAQ's below for additional information on the discount.
Note: An upgrade to Competitive is required to compete in all USA Fencing sanctioned local, regional or national tournaments.
If listed as the club owner, the link to renew will be in your individual profile under club manager in the USA Fencing Membership Database. Log in to begin the club renewal process.
If you wish to appoint someone other than the club owner to renew the club, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.