Competitive Programs

Competitive Programs at Bay State Fencers are formatted to help train athletes for the challenges of competition at any level. Our competitive fencers train two to five days per week, take one or more private lessons per week, and travel to local, regional, and/or national competitions each month. Many BSF Competitive high school fencers go on to join NCAA Fencing Programs or Collegiate Clubs or at top colleges and universities across the United States.

  • INTERMEDIATE COMPETITIVE PROGRAM: Ages 10+
  • COMPETITIVE PROGRAM: Ages 12+

INTERMEDIATE COMPETITIVE PROGRAM

Who
Athletes who are ready to train twice a week for local and regional competition are invited to join this program.

What
This is a ten-month program that meets from September through June. Warm-up, stretch, footwork, drills, epee specific skill mastery, and bouting. Attendance at local competitions and private lessons are required.

Gear Requirement
Fencers must be dressed in full protective fencing gear to participate in bouts, drills or competitions. A fencer who is not wearing appropriate protective fencing attire will not be allowed to participate in training.

  • Mask
  • Glove
  • Jacket
  • Underarm Protector
  • Chest Protector (mandatory for females)
  • Knickers
  • Knee Length Socks
  • Fencing, Tennis, or Court Shoes

About the Intermediate Competitive Program

The BSF Intermediate Competitive Program is for athletes ages 10+ who have been fencing epee for at least six months, and are who are beginning to express an interest in competition.  Rolling enrollment is offered throughout the fencing season so each fencer and their family may consider when to join this program.

  • By Invitation Only
  • Athletes are required to attend two 120-minute training sessions per week on Monday and Wednesday from 5 to 7 pm
  • Athletes are required to own their uniform and equipment
  • Athletes are required to attend local competitions as recommended
  • Athletes are required to take one private lesson per week arranged directly with the Lesson Coach.

Intermediate Competitive Program: Ages 10+

By Invitation

Program Fee is charged
monthly by auto-pay

COMPETITIVE PROGRAM

Who
Athletes who have been competing locally and regionally and are ready to train 3 to 5 times per week for national and international competition are invited to join this program.

What
This is a ten-month program that meets from September through June annually. Warm-up, stretch, footwork, drills, and epee specific skill mastery. Regular participation is open fencing and competitive bouting, attendance at local, regional, and national competitions and private lessons are all required.

Gear Requirement
Fencers must be dressed in full protective fencing gear to participate in bouts, drills or competitions. A fencer who is not wearing appropriate protective fencing attire will not be allowed to participate in training.

  • Mask
  • Glove
  • Jacket
  • Underarm Protector
  • Chest Protector (mandatory for females)
  • Knickers
  • Knee Length Socks
  • Fencing, Tennis, or Court Shoes

About the Competitive Program

The BSF Competitive Program is for youth athletes ages 12+ who have been actively competing locally, and who are interested in competing regionally, nationally, and even internationally. Participation in this program is by invitation only and once enrolled is a seasonal commitment.

  • Invitation Only
  • Rolling Enrollment throughout the season (Sept through June)
  • 3 to 4 two-hour training sessions per week.
  • Athletes are required to own their uniform and equipment
  • Athletes are required to attend local, regional, and/or national
    competitions as recommended by their coach.
  • Athletes are required to take two private lessons per week and are
    arranged directly with the Lesson Coach.

Competitive Program: Ages 12+

By Invitation

Program Fee is charged
monthly by auto-pay

  • Junior Competitive and Competitive training programs are a 10-month commitment from September 1st through June 30th. Mid-season enrollments are pro-rated for the remaining months of the season.
  • Initial program registration is completed online, or during business hours at the front desk. Subsequent monthly payments are due by auto-debit with Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.
  • No Cancellation or Refunds will be given AFTER the first day of training for any reason including no-shows, illness, or prior obligation.
  • No Pauses of program enrollment are offered for any reason including family vacation, and other sports.
  • Cancellation or Pause of enrollment in either program due to injury will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • If Bay State Fencers must cancel any individual training day due to inclement weather a make-up option will be offered. Make-up sessions are generally offered during winter, spring, and summer school vacation weeks.

Bay State Fencers, as a Member Club of USA Fencing, is committed to creating a safe and positive environment for athletes’ physical, emotional and social development, and to ensuring that it promotes an environment free of misconduct.

USA Fencing is committed to improving the development and safety of athletes and participants involved in sport. Unfortunately, sport can be a high-risk environment for misconduct, including child physical and sexual abuse. While child physical and sexual abuse is one type of misconduct, it is important to remember that this policy covers many inappropriate behaviors that do not involve children at all. This policy applies regardless of the ages of the individuals involved in the alleged activity.

Primary types of misconduct addressed in the SafeSport Policy:

  • Sexual Misconduct, including Child Sexual Abuse
  • Emotional Misconduct
  • Physical Misconduct
  • Bullying
  • Harassment
  • Hazing

All forms of misconduct are intolerable and in direct conflict with USA Fencing ideals.

Effective August 1, 2017, the Center will have exclusive authority to investigate and resolve alleged SafeSport Code violations involving sexual misconduct. USA Fencing will retain the authority to investigate and resolve alleged SafeSport Code violations that are non-sexual in nature, including physical misconduct, emotional misconduct, bullying, hazing, and harassment; although, at USA Fencing’s request, the Center may exercise the discretionary authority to take on these cases.

To learn more please visit USA Fencing Safe Sport

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
3:00pm 9:00am
3:30pm 9:30am Adult LTF 16+
4:00pm Kids LTF: 7-9 Youth LTF: 10-12 10:00am
4:30pm Teen LTF: 13-15 10:30am Adult Epee 16+ Class & Bouting
5:00pm Junior Competitive Kids Epee: 7-9 Youth Epee: 10-12 11:00am
5:30pm Junior Competitive Teen Epee: 13-15 11:30am
6:00pm 12:00pm Conditioning Open Fencing
6:30pm 12:30pm Competitive
7:00pm Footwork Competitive Open Fencing Footwork Competitive Open Fencing Competitive 1:00pm
7:30pm Adult LTF: 21+ Adult Epee: 21+ Class & Bouting 1:30pm
8:00pm 2:00pm
8:30pm 2:30pm
9:00pm 3:00pm
9:30pm 3:30pm

  • Junior Competitive and Competitive training programs are a 10-month commitment from September 1st through June 30th. Mid-season enrollments are pro-rated for the remaining months of the season.
  • Initial program registration is completed online, or during business hours at the front desk. Subsequent monthly payments are due by auto-debit with Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.
  • No Cancellation or Refunds will be given AFTER the first day of training for any reason including no-shows, illness, or prior obligation.
  • No Pauses of program enrollment are offered for any reason including family vacation, and other sports.
  • Cancellation or Pause of enrollment in either program due to injury will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • If Bay State Fencers must cancel any individual training day due to inclement weather a make-up option will be offered. Make-up sessions are generally offered during winter, spring, and summer school vacation weeks.

Bay State Fencers, as a Member Club of USA Fencing, is committed to creating a safe and positive environment for athletes’ physical, emotional and social development, and to ensuring that it promotes an environment free of misconduct.

USA Fencing is committed to improving the development and safety of athletes and participants involved in sport. Unfortunately, sport can be a high-risk environment for misconduct, including child physical and sexual abuse. While child physical and sexual abuse is one type of misconduct, it is important to remember that this policy covers many inappropriate behaviors that do not involve children at all. This policy applies regardless of the ages of the individuals involved in the alleged activity.

Primary types of misconduct addressed in the SafeSport Policy:

  • Sexual Misconduct, including Child Sexual Abuse
  • Emotional Misconduct
  • Physical Misconduct
  • Bullying
  • Harassment
  • Hazing

All forms of misconduct are intolerable and in direct conflict with USA Fencing ideals.

Effective August 1, 2017, the Center will have exclusive authority to investigate and resolve alleged SafeSport Code violations involving sexual misconduct. USA Fencing will retain the authority to investigate and resolve alleged SafeSport Code violations that are non-sexual in nature, including physical misconduct, emotional misconduct, bullying, hazing, and harassment; although, at USA Fencing’s request, the Center may exercise the discretionary authority to take on these cases.

To learn more please visit USA Fencing Safe Sport

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