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: Beginning in the 2017-18 season, USA Fencing requires a roster for additional insured locations; you will 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.
Beginning with the 2016-17 season, high school fencing teams can become High School Member Clubs of USA Fencing. For a flat fee, every member of the high school team becomes a High School member. Benefits include the ability for each team member to earn USA Fencing ratings, eligibility for the USA Fencing National All-American Team, secondary insurance for each individual, a subscription to American Fencing Magazine and a varsity recognition certificate, awarded to every High School member at the completion of the high school fencing season OR May 1st (whichever date comes first. High School coach or administrator must certify the athlete’s participation on team related fencing activities).
To be eligible, the athlete must be a current student in an accredited high school or a certified home school program. An upgrade to competitive is required to compete in a USA Fencing 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.