… Where Aspiring Competitors Prepare

Zeta Fencing is one of the dominating sabre fencing clubs in the United States and has a strong reputation in the international fencing community. We excel at competitive fencing because we know how to make training fun. Our pre-competitive and youth competitive classes prepare our youngest fencers to take the next step toward the world of competitive sabre fencing. Our fencers achieve outstanding results because we focus on only one of the three Olympic fencing weapons, the sabre.

Our invitation-only competitive programs run for 10 months and require a fencer’s commitment for a full season. The programs include all aspects of training that competitive fencers need: conditioning, footwork, drills in a group setting, and many hours of bouting to gain fencing experience. All competitive level fencers are required to use their own equipment during practice and competition.

Coach’s consent is required to join any of Zeta Fencing’s competitive programs. Please contact us to schedule a personal evaluation with our coaches if you are interested in a competitive program.

 

Pre-Competitive Class

This program offers an introduction to competitive sabre fencing for youth fencers. The class prepares our youngest fencers for their first local and regional competition experiences. Students in the pre-competitive program are 8-12 years old.

Group Class: Wednesday & Friday, 5:00-6:30pm (second floor salle)

Competitive Bouting: Saturday, 3:00-4:30pm (third floor salle)

NEW for 2020/21: Students unable to join in-person group classes due to the COVID pandemic should register for two virtual classes/week delivered via Zoom at a reduced cost/month.

Zoom Class: Monday & Wednesday, 4:00-5:00pm

In order to maintain a high level of fencing, all pre-competitive students are required to take a minimum of one weekly individual lesson in addition to group classes. The lesson schedule is created upon the receipt of a complete registration.

Youth Competitive Class

This program is designed for youth competitors who are ready to compete at the regional level and beyond, according to their individual tournament schedule (once USA Fencing resumes sanctioned tournaments). Students in this class are 9-13 years old.

Group Class: Monday & Wednesday, 5:30-7:00pm

Competitive Bouting: Friday, 5:00-6:30pm

NEW for 2020/21: Students unable to join in-person group classes due to the COVID pandemic should register for two virtual classes/week delivered via Zoom at a reduced cost/month.

Zoom Class: Monday & Wednesday, 4:00-5:00pm

In order to maintain a high level of fencing, all youth competitive students are required to take a minimum of one weekly individual lesson in addition to group classes. The lesson schedule is created upon the receipt of a complete registration.

Class Schedule

All competitive classes start the week of Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 and end on June 30th, 2021. Classes run continuously with the exception of the following major holidays: Labor Day (September 7), Thanksgiving (no classes November 26-29), Christmas/New Year (no classes December 23-January 1), Memorial Day (May 31).

Class cancellations due to inclement weather or other circumstances beyond our control will be communicated via email and social media in a timely manner. Please provide a reliable email contact to receive urgent updates regarding classes and lessons.

You can download the class schedule for the 2020-2021 season here (PDF).

Program Fees & Registration

In order to sign up for either the Pre-Competitive or the Youth Competitive Class, students must commit to the entire season (or until the end of the season if they join later). Class fees can be paid monthly or pre-paid for the entire season:

  • Program fee (5 hours of instruction/week): $240/month
  • Zoom Class (2 hours of instruction/week: $150/month
  • Zeta Fencing club membership: $300/season

With the exception of the Zoom class, 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. For club membership, the reduced membership fee for each additional family member is $150 per season.

Once our Head Coach has invited you to join a competitive program, we need the following in order to register students:

  • Completed Registration Form and Season Contract: Download here. We need a completed and hand-signed form (2 pages!). You may either mail in the hard copy, or email a clearly readable scan/photo.
  • Proof of competitive USA Fencing membership: 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 on your registration form which type of payment you choose. Class payments can be made (1) by check with your mailed registration form; (2) automated payments via online banking (please write date of your bank’s confirmation on the registration form), or (3) online credit card or bank payment through PayPal (please use the payment buttons below and write date of payment on the registration form).

Rent a personal locker: We have a limited number of lockers available for students in competitive classes. Until further notice, students may only use lockers to store masks, shoes, cords, and weapons. 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; download here.

We ask all fencers and parents to read and acknowledge Zeta Fencing's Code of Conduct. By signing a registration form, you agree to its terms.

Class spaces are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis once a complete registration with full payment and proof of USA Fencing membership has been received.

Online payment option 1: Monthly class payments plus one-time club membership payment

You can make your monthly class payments through PayPal here, but please remember that we cannot process your registration without a completed registration form in addition to your payment. Please don't forget to pay for club membership when you sign up for the season (below).

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