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HOMESCHOOL FENCING

An individual sport in a team environment – Our homeschool challenge youth athletes (ages 6-14) both mentally and physically in a fun, encouraging environment. 

PRACTICE SESSIONS

  • Mondays & Wednesdays - 1:30 - 3:00pm

Cost

  • $100 per month - 1st fencer
  • Multiple Sibling Discount - 2nd fencer $75, 3rd fencer $50.
  • No Contracts. You may come to any/all practices that fit your family's schedule.

Our program

  • Builds self-confidence. Since fencing is a completely learned sport, we can get rid of the idea of "talent." Athletes can see a direct correlation between hard work and personal success.
  • Emphasizes respect and sportsmanship. Every match begins and ends with a salute and a handshake. Great athletes realize that nobody does it themselves, and we teach the value of respecting our community: family, coaches, teammates, competitors, and referees.
  • Fencing equipment is provided. Your fencer simply needs to wear long athletic pants, a t-shirt, and gym shoes. We will provide all fencing safety gear and equipment.

CLASS FORMAT

Class begins with a 10-15 minute game; games stress attention skills and teamwork. 

After that, there will be a set of dynamic exercises/stretches focused on preparing athletes for physical activity, combined with a set of developmental exercises focused on a physical education goal or movement skill.

The fencing portion of class is full of instruction on footwork, blade drills, free bouting, and (ever-popular) fencing games! Students will use discovery and problem-based methods to solve problems and acquire new skills.

OUR COACH

Coach Sophie is a 2018 Duke graduate and co-captain of the women's fencing team. In addition to being a North American Cup finalist for USA Fencing and having qualified for post-season NCAA play, she was named to ACC Academic Honor Roll all four years of her undergraduate career.

While she enjoys coaching at all age and skill levels, her heart lies with beginning youth fencing. She has worked as a coach at Charlottesville Fencing Alliance, Blue Ridge Fencing Center, and the Charlottesville Albemarle Parks & Recreation Department.

join us for a weeklong trial, free!