• United State Fencing Coaches Association

    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
  • United State Fencing Coaches Association

    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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  • 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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  • Mangiarotti's Epee Clinic

    Mangiarotti's Epee

    A Zoom clinic with Walter Green III
    Ten 30 minutes zoom sessions two times per week Starting July 7th, 2020 Location Zoom Clinic To register, go to http://www.mangiarottisociety.org/clinics and fill out the registration form on the right hand side of the page.

    Registrations must be received by 6 July.

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  • COACHES ACADEMY 2020

    The coaches academy in Beaverton, Oregon has been CANCELED. We are currently working in providing a virtual alternative to the academy, we will post the information in the website as soon as is available, thanks and sorry for the inconvenience.
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  • WFencing

    In the summer of 2019, Vinnie Bradford held a USFCA seminar on “Developing and Promoting Women Fencing Coaches.” Part of her presentation was a preliminary “report card” for coaching in USA Fencing based on two grading systems from the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport, and The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports (TIDES). Read More
  • CAB Elections

    The Nominating and Elections Committee has sent out the ballot for the CAB election electronically to all the current members who are Fencing Masters. If you are a Fencing Master and did not receive the ballot, please contact USFCA Secretary Enrique Alvarez immediately, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Ballots must be returned no later than 11:59PM EST on July 8th to be counted. Read More
  • COVID-19 ONLINE INSTRUCTIONS

    We are living an unprecedented situation. COVID-19 has threatened to our on-site fencing activities and WE MUST ADAPT. This article is meant for those fencing club owners that need some guidance or ideas on how to create involving online activities targeted to our fencers. We need to see this as an opportunity to reach our fencers in a different meaningful way. Social distancing can mean a further development on fencing with a different twist. Read More
  • Online Coaching Education

    The United States Fencing Coaches Association (USFCA) is proud to partner with Human Kinetics Coach Education to improve coaching knowledge and skills with online training for its member coaches. Read More
  • UPCOMING COACHING CLINIC

    07 Jul 2020 - Mangiarotti 'sEpee Clinic

    Zoom Clinic
    Mangiarotti's Epee
    A Zoom clinic with Walter Green III
    Ten 30 minutes zoom sessions two times per week
    Starting July 7th, 2020
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  • USFCA and Blue Gauntlet

    Exciting New Partnership announcement for USFCA and Blue Gauntlet!

    USFCA is thrilled to announce that we have teamed up with Blue Gauntlet Fencing to enhance the experience and benefits for our USFCA’s members. As one of the world’s premium suppliers for fencing and coaching equipment, Blue Gauntlet carries quality-fencing products in large brand selections loved by fencers from beginners to world champions!

    Also new to this partnership, Blue Gauntlet will be offering co-branded apparel with USFCA, stay tuned.

  • TRAINING. CERTIFICATION. COLLABORATION. SAFETY.

    The United States Fencing Coaches Association is dedicated to the growth and development of better fencing through better coaching by improving the quality of fencing instruction and supporting fencing coaches in the United States. USFCA members who are actively coaching should be SafeSport certified. Read More
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07 Jul 2020 - Mangiarotti 'sEpee Clinic [ Zoom Clinic ]

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. 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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    Become a Member Today

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

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USFCA Blog

News, announcements, and awards from the United States Fencing Coaches Association.

Announcing the Launch of our New Website

We are excited to announce the launch of our redesigned website!

In designing it, our biggest priority was more intuitive organization of the information you want most and an overall easier-to-use layout. We hope we have achieved that. 

Besides the facelift, the biggest change to the USFCA with this relaunch is in a major addition to membership benefits -- a social media platform! All paid members in good standing will now have access to a private social media platform, complete with personal profile pages, photo and video sharing, event scheduling, and professional pages. Within the next couple of days, active members will receive a confirmation email with your new login information to the private members' area.

If you are not a current member, join here.

You can also now show your support for the USFCA -- we have merchandise available! Click here to shop.

We hope you are as happy with the new website as we are!