Coaches Academy

Unparalleled Professional Coaching Development

Welcome to the 2018 Coaches Academy presented by the United States Fencing Coaches Association

This year's Coaches Academy will take place on the beautiful campus of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas July 22nd through 28th, 2018. Participants will have access to their state-of-the-art facility throughout the conference.
You can learn more about UNLV by visiting their website here: https://www.unlv.edu/

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Peter Burchard, USFCA President, will be leading this year's coaching academy with an array of skilled Fencing Masters including Cody Mattern, Jennifer Oldham, Yves Auriol, and more!

Workshops, seminars, and training sessions will include:
Beginning through Elite Athlete Development
Modern Teaching Methods of the Individual Lesson
Strip Coaching Athletes
Footwork & Group Lesson Instruction
Training Lifetime Athletes: Topics for Veteran Fencers
First Aid and CPR Certification
Business Models: How to improve your club's business presence
Professional Development and Networking Sessions

Beginning Level Coaches
If you are new to coaching fencing, and want a jump start on your coaching career, you are encouraged to attend! New and beginning level coaches are welcomed at Coaches Academy, you will have access to a wealth of coaching knowledge and have the ability to work towards earning your first coaching certification. 

High School Coaches
High School fencing teams are growing rapidly throughout the United States. If you are Coaching a High School team, chances are you are building your program from the ground up.  The curriculum at Coaches Academy will help you get started and give you a firm foundation to build your team, and earning an accreditation is great professional development opportunity.

Intermediate through Advanced Coaches
Intermediate through advanced level coaches have athletes regularly competing at the regional through national level and are working towards earning higher levels of coaching certification. Coaches Academy provides a challenging and supportive environment for coaches to improve their individual lesson skills, learn new exercises and techniques, and improve their sense of timing and distance.


Tuition & Registration
Tuition for the 2018 USFCA Coaches Academy is $1200 for the week, which includes 7 days of coaching training, seminars, and workshops as well as housing on the beautiful campus of UNLV. Breakfast and lunch are provided with the housing option. For local coaches, or those wanting to select their own housing option, the tuition fee is $900 for the week.

Your space is reserved when you pre-register and pay the $250, nonrefundable, registration fee. Your deposit is applied to the final balance due.

The remaining balance is payable on AskFRED by clicking "Preregister" and choosing the appropriate tuition amount.

Or, by mailing a check to:
United States Fencing Coaches Association
514 NW 164th Street, Edmond, OK 73013-2001

Scholarships

Thank you to the overwhelming number of coaches who submitted scholarship applications.  This year's scholarship recipients are Greg Domashovetz and Maria Slagle.

Additional Information & Updates
The brand new USFCA Website will be the main portal of information, schedules, presenters, and workshops. Please take a moment to visit our new site, renew or update your membership information, and visit the Coaches Academy Page. Please be patient as we are working furiously to update our content, modernize our testing system, and improve communication!

Check out what Saber Coach Kate and others had to say about the 2017 Coaches Academy on her blog!

 

Draft Agenda

Sunday July 22nd

Time

Programming

Room

Staff

10:00-11:30pm

Brunch & Greeting

Dining

All

11:30-12:00

Check-in & Campus Tour

UNLV

UNLV

12:00-1:00pm

Welcome to the Academy Lecture

Classroom

Burchard

1:00-2:30pm

Weapon Groups

Gym

Master Presenters

2:30-2:45pm

Afternoon break

-

-

2:45-4:00pm

Small Group Meeting #1

Gym or Classroom

All

4:00-5:30pm

Footwork Presentations & Applications

Gym

Master Presenters

5:30-7:30pm

Practical Exams by Appointment

Gym

Exam Board

Monday July 23rd

Time

Programming

Room

Staff

8:00-9:30am

Breakfast & Morning Brief

Dining Hall

All

9:30-11:00am

Weapon Groups

Gym

Master Presenters

11:00-12:30

Small Group Meeting #2

Gym or

Classroom

All

12:30-1:30

Lunch

Dining Hall

-

1:30-3:00pm

Lecture: Marketing & Business

Classroom

Oldham & Kallio

3:00-4:30pm

Weapon Groups

Gym

Master Presenters

4:30-5:00pm

Afternoon Break

-

-

5:00-6:30pm

Masters Presentation

TBD

Exam Board

Tuesday July 24th

Time

Programming

Room

Staff

8:00-9:30am

Breakfast & Small Group #3

Dining Hall

All

9:30-11:00am

Lecture: First Aid/CPR

Classroom

UNLV/Red Cross

11:00-12:30

Weapon Groups

Gym

Master Presenters

12:30-1:30

Lunch

Dining Hall

-

1:30-3:00pm

Weapon Groups

Gym

Master Presenters

3:00-4:30pm

Presentation: Yves Auriol

Gym

Auriol

4:30-5:00pm

Afternoon Break

-

-

5:00-6:30pm

Lecture: Armory Basics

Classroom

Mergens

Practical Exams by Appointment

Gym

Exam Board

Wednesday July 25th

Time

Programming

Room

Staff

8:00-9:30am

Breakfast & Morning Brief

Dining Hall

All

9:30-11:00am

Lecture: Advanced Armory

Classroom

Mergens

11:00-12:30

Weapon Groups

Gym

Master Presenters

12:30-1:30

Lunch

Dining Hall

-

1:30-3:00pm

Practical Exam Prep

Gym

All

3:00-4:30pm

Weapon Groups

Gym

Master Presenters

4:30-5:00pm

Afternoon Break

-

-

5:00-6:30pm

Armory

Classroom

Mergens

Masters Presentation & Exams

Gym

Exam Board

Thursday July 26th

Time

Programming

Room

Staff

8:00-9:30am

Breakfast & Morning Brief

Dining Hall

All

9:30-11:00am

Lecture: Advanced Tactics

Gym

Master Presenters

11:00-12:30

Weapon Groups

Gym

Master Presenters

12:30-1:30

Lunch

Dining Hall

-

1:30-3:00pm

Advanced Individual Lesson Demos

Gym

Master Presenters

3:00-4:30pm

Weapon Groups

Gym

Master Presenters

4:30-5:00pm

Afternoon Break

-

-

5:00-6:30pm

Practical Exams by Appointment

Gym

Exam Board

6:30-8:30pm

Group Dinner & Networking

TBD

All

Friday July 27th

Time

Programming

Room

Staff

8:00-9:30am

Breakfast & Morning Brief

Dining Hall

Burchard

9:30-11:00am

Lecture: Sports psychology

Classroom

Mt./PhD Louie

11:00-12:30

Weapon Groups

Gym

Master Presenters

12:30-1:30

Lunch

Dining Hall

-

1:30-3:00pm

Small Group #5

Gym/Classroom

All

3:00-4:30pm

Weapon Groups

Gym

Master Presenters

4:30-5:00pm

Afternoon Break

-

-

5:00-6:30pm

Lecture: Strip Coaching

Gym

Mattern

Saturday July 28th

Time

Programming

Room

Staff

8:00-9:00am

Breakfast & Morning Brief

Classroom

All

9:00-11:00am

Practical Exams

Gym

Exam Board

11:00-12:00

Packing & check-out

Residence Hall

-

12:00-1:30pm

AGM & Lunch

Tam Grand Hall

All

1:30-2:00pm

Departures

 

All

 

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