• United State Fencing Coaches Association

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  • Custom Animation

    Animation provides an extended layout of visual flair as well as smooth interaction for your visitors, to facilitate the seamless experience of using your site. RokSprocket Features benefits from a custom, per-panel array of up to 16 animation types. Read More
  • Background Slideshow

    Epsilon provides for full width, custom, transitional background images, in the slideshow position, a full width container, specifically designed for RokSprocket's Features layout. It also has separate options for per panel background and content images. Read More
  • A Modern Approach to Design.

    Epsilon is a modern, sectioned based design, with a diverse infusion of background textures and patterns. These enrich and differentiate your site whilst maintaining an overall conservative approach, for flexible site application. Read More
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  • Background Slideshow

    Epsilon provides for full width, custom, transitional background images, in the slideshow position, a full width container, specifically designed for RokSprocket's Features layout. It also has separate options for per panel background and content images. Read More
  • Custom Animation

    Animation provides an extended layout of visual flair as well as smooth interaction for your visitors, to facilitate the seamless experience of using your site. RokSprocket Features benefits from a custom, per-panel array of up to 16 animation types. Read More
  • A Modern Approach to Design.

    Epsilon is a modern, sectioned based design, with a diverse infusion of background textures and patterns. These enrich and differentiate your site whilst maintaining an overall conservative approach, for flexible site application. Read More
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  • A Modern Approach to Design.

    Epsilon is a modern, sectioned based design, with a diverse infusion of background textures and patterns. These enrich and differentiate your site whilst maintaining an overall conservative approach, for flexible site application. Read More
  • Background Slideshow

    Epsilon provides for full width, custom, transitional background images, in the slideshow position, a full width container, specifically designed for RokSprocket's Features layout. It also has separate options for per panel background and content images. Read More
  • Custom Animation

    Animation provides an extended layout of visual flair as well as smooth interaction for your visitors, to facilitate the seamless experience of using your site. RokSprocket Features benefits from a custom, per-panel array of up to 16 animation types. Read More
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  • Custom Animation

    Animation provides an extended layout of visual flair as well as smooth interaction for your visitors, to facilitate the seamless experience of using your site. RokSprocket Features benefits from a custom, per-panel array of up to 16 animation types. Read More
  • Background Slideshow

    Epsilon provides for full width, custom, transitional background images, in the slideshow position, a full width container, specifically designed for RokSprocket's Features layout. It also has separate options for per panel background and content images. Read More
  • A Modern Approach to Design.

    Epsilon is a modern, sectioned based design, with a diverse infusion of background textures and patterns. These enrich and differentiate your site whilst maintaining an overall conservative approach, for flexible site application. Read More
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  • West Coast Coaching Clinic

    This course is an introductory course aimed at offering an elementary understanding on how to teach group and individual Fencing lessons. The clinic will prepare the student for the credentialing exam under the auspices of the United States Fencing Coaches Association. Moniteur, Prevot and Master...

    May 23,2024 to May 26,2024

    San Diego, CA
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  • Fortune Fencing - NCDP Three Day Clinic

    The L.A. area will host NCDP presenters including our Épée National Coach and Maîtres that have developed some of the most competitive and successful Youth Programs in the U.S. Come join Coach Developers: Elsayed Emara, Maître d'Épée Franco Cerutti, Maître d'Armes Rob......

    September 27,2024 to September 29,2024

    Monrovia, CA
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  • Duke City Fencing - NCDP Core Clinic

    This is a 16 hour NCDP Core Clinic. It is an Inperson two day clinic covering the principles of the Individual Lesson. The clinic is recommended to coaches and fencers with experience in Foil or Epee. See the syllabus for more detail.

    May 19,2024 to May 19,2024

    Albuquerque, NM
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  • USFCA Coach Developer Training: May 7, 12-2 pm CST

    TUESDAY MAY 7th @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST - 2 hours The purpose of this course is to ensure a uniform, methodical approach to training Coach Developers within the NCDP framework. It will provide an overview of the NCDP curriculum model and answer their questions about best practices for hosting...

    May 07,2024 to May 07,2024

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  • USFCA Coach Developer Training: April 14, 2-4 pm CST

    SUNDAY APRIL 14th @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST - 2 hours The purpose of this course is to ensure a uniform, methodical approach to training Coach Developers within the NCDP framework. It will provide an overview of the NCDP curriculum model and answer their questions about best practices for hosting...

    April 14,2024 to April 14,2024

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  • High-Engagement Epee Clinic for Fencing Coaches

    This clinic will provide participants with the understanding and tools to successfully turn a young athlete into an elite epee fencer. Specifically, this is a highly intense, interactive epee clinic. It will allow participants to: * Integrate peak-performance and risk-management in epee coaching...

    April 19,2024 to April 21,2024

    Falls Church, VA
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  • Kokopelli Moab Veteran Womens Fencing Retreat

    Taught by Maitre Julie Seal (3 time Cat A Veteran Women's World Saber Champion and 2023 Cat A Women's Veteran Foil World Champion) and Maitre Vinnie Bradford, OLY (1984 Olympian, USAFencing Hall of Fame,USA Champion in foil- 1984 and épée in 1982-84 and 1986). This camp offers the unique...

    May 30,2024 to June 02,2024

    Moab, UT
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  • USFCA Spring 2024 NCDP Core Clinic

    In this clinic we will review the building blocks of teaching individual skills and assemble them into the walls and buildings of complete lessons up to and including a challenging option lesson appropriate for a seasoned competitor. CITs should have some experience and confidence teaching...

    May 04,2024 to May 05,2024

    Easthampton, MA
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  • Foundations of Group Teaching for Fencing

    This course is designed to introduce the foundations of group teaching for fencing to the Assistant Moniteur and Moniteur level candidate, however every level of coach is welcome and can learn or be refreshed. The Coaches in Training (CITs) will learn about the three parts to a group lesson...

    March 10,2024 2PM CST to March 10,2024 4PM CST

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  • Historic Strategic Alliance between USFCA and USAFencing

    “The historic alliance between USA Fencing and USFCA marks a new era in fencing coaching development in the United States,” she says. “Thanks to the leadership of USFCA President Dr. Rob Handelman and the farsightedness of USA Fencing CEO Phil Andrews, this agreement will provide U.S. coaches with the resources and support they need to develop their skills and knowledge. This will ultimately lead to more homegrown quality coaches and, therefore, more growth in the U.S. fencing community.”
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US Fencing Coaches Association Membership

The US Fencing Coaches Association is the only organization in the United States dedicated to the needs, interests and promotion of fencing coaches by providing instruction and support to coaches, and nationally & internationally recognized certification We encourage and welcome fencers, administrators, parents and anyone who loves the sport to join the USFCA and contribute to the growth of the sport. Benefits available to members include continuing education opportunities, coaching clinics, certifications, and more.

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Learning Materials

To prepare you for testing at any of the four certification levels as a fencing coach, we provide a collection of training and coaching materials in the form of articles and videos, as well as how-to guides and checklists for each written or practical exam. Courses are available in your membership portal and are included in the purchase of an exam.

For more information about the certification levels and examination process, click here.

US Fencing Coaches Association Membership

One of the core benefits of membership in the Coaches Association is the opportunity to become certified, or increase your certification level. The USFCA examines and certifies coaches at the four levels recognized internationally by the Academie d'Armes International (AAI) and its member organizations. This program is supervised by the Certification and Accreditation Board, consisting of Fencing Masters elected by other member Fencing Masters. The USFCA certification program provides the fencing coach or teacher a measurement of his or her knowledge and ability through an examination process and certification program.

Certification is granted to individual coaches on four levels: Assistant Moniteur, Moniteur, Prévôt, and Fencing Master. Furthermore, the USFCA offers coaches' clinics, specialized training and continuing education.

For more information about the certification levels and examination process, click here.

US Fencing Coaches Association Education

You'll have access to an archive of thesis papers from previous Masters candidates and continuing education opportunities through a series of in-person clinics and events. The USFCA hosts both national and regional coaching clinics, featuring many of the top coaches and professionals from the US and around the world.

Additionally, USFCA members (including those who join at the clinic) will be awarded CEU credits for their time spent at the clinic.

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    USFCA Members enjoy a unique set of benefits, unavailable through any other coaching or fencing organizations.

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