Fencers must be dressed in full protective fencing gear every time they participate in bouts, drills or competitions. Each coach will determine if the student needs full or partial protective attire for private lessons. Mask
- Underarm Protector
- Chest Protector (mandatory for females – optional for males)
- Knee Length Socks
- Fencing, Tennis, or Court Shoes
- BSF Warm-Up Jacket
A fencer who is not wearing appropriate protective fencing attire will not be allowed to participate in open fencing or training sessions.
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
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