"Zeta has been a wonderful experience. Our son has been taking lessons and classes there for the last three years, progressing noticeably at each stage. He has not always loved other sports, but he has discovered a love of fencing at Zeta. Zeta's culture is special in that it shows a deep respect for these young athletes, balanced with a healthy drive to make them better. The discipline, dedication, and skills our child works on at Zeta are reflected in his approach to school and relationships. We are so happy to have found Zeta and expect to be there for years."
... Where Students Develop Their Love of Fencing
Zeta Fencing is one of the most well-known sabre fencing clubs in the United States. We excel at fencing because we know how to make it fun. A coach's recommendation and consent are required to join any of Zeta Fencing's programs beyond the beginner class level. Please contact us to schedule a personal evaluation with our coaches if you are new to Zeta and interested in this program.
The cadet class offers older youth fencers (ages 13+) a lot of flexibility to explore the sport further. The program provides all aspects of instruction and training that fencers need: conditioning, footwork, group drills, and many hours of bouting to gain fencing experience. All Cadet Class fencers are required to use their own fencing equipment.
Students have the option to enroll in one or two group classes a week and take individual lessons. The open bouting class is included with all group class options. Cadet Class students are encouraged to sign up for a weekly individual lesson in addition to group classes but are not required to do so. Individual lesson fees are extra and are paid directly to the lesson coach. The individual lesson schedule is created upon the receipt of a completed registration and tuition payment. The class runs for 10 months from September 2021 to June 30, 2022.
Students are not required to compete, but may do so, in which case they must purchase a competitive USA Fencing membership. Fencers interested in competing should consult with their coach and choose tournaments from the club's recommended 2021/22 tournament schedule.
Cadet Class Times and Fees
Zeta Fencing is moving to 200 Homer Avenue in Ashland in late October.
In order to enroll in this class, students must own their equipment, purchase a Zeta Fencing club membership, and at least a non-competitive USA Fencing membership. If students choose to enroll in one weekly group class, they must choose one group class day. Students may upgrade to a second group class/week at any time and pay the higher class fee, or they may downgrade from 2 group classes to 1. Prepaid class fees are non-refundable if students choose to downgrade their class attendance days or leave the program entirely. However, payments are transferrable to other Zeta programs.
Note: Cadet classes are full for September and October. We will reopen registration for November in October.
Group Class: Monday, Wednesday 5 - 6:30pm (choose one or both)
Open Bouting: Friday, 5 - 9pm
Class Tuition (1 group class/week & bouting class): $230/month
Class Tuition (2 group classes/week & bouting class): $300/month
Zeta Fencing Club Membership: $350/season
Zeta Fencing Club Membership for second & each additional family member: $175/season
We offer family discounts for all classes. The first family member pays the full price, and every additional family member receives a 25% discount on class fees. If family members are participating in programs with different fees, the higher-priced program has to be paid in full and the family discount is applied to the lower-priced program. Detailed tuition and membership fees and discounts can be found on the online Registration Form.
Class Schedule & Club Closures
All classes start the week of Wednesday, September 8th, 2021 and end on June 30th, 2022.
The club is closed on the following dates:
Labor Day (September 6, 2021),
Rosh Hashanah (September 7, 2021)
Thanksgiving (November 25-28, 2021)
Christmas/New Year (December 24, 2021-January 2, 2022)
February vacation (February 20-27, 2022)
April vacation (April 17 - 24, 2022)
Memorial Day (May 30, 2022)
Class cancellations due to inclement weather or other circumstances beyond our control will always be communicated in a timely manner via email and social media. Please make sure to provide a reliable email contact to receive urgent updates regarding classes and lessons.
In order to register for the Cadet Class, please submit the following:
- Completed Registration Form and Contract: Please use the Registration Button below.
- Proof of USA Fencing membership (non-competitive or competitive): Our insurance requires that all students have to be current members of USA Fencing. In order to compete, a fencer needs a competitive membership with USA Fencing. Renew your membership here.
- Payment: Please indicate your payment option on the online Registration Form.
Rent a personal locker: We have a limited number of lockers available for students in our advanced classes. Until further notice, students may only use lockers to store masks, shoes, cords, lames, and sabres. Uniforms and gloves must be brought home for cleaning after each class. In order to rent a locker, sign a rental agreement and return it to Zeta Fencing together with payment. Lockers are rented on a first-come, first-served basis. Costs and details can be found on the Locker Rental Agreement.
Class spaces are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis once a complete registration with payment and proof of USA Fencing membership has been received.
Online payment option 1: Make monthly class payments
Online payment option 2: Subscribe to make monthly class payments
Please be aware that if you have to request a refund, PayPal's processing fees will be automatically deducted from the total amount of your payment refund. The amount you receive will be reduced by the processing fee determined by PayPal.