"We are so thankful for Zeta Fencing's safety protocols during the past year (during COVID-19). Having a safe place to practice a beloved sport has made a positive difference in the quality of my son's life. He looks forward to his lessons every week! Thank you for keeping our kids motivated and safe."
… Where Aspiring Competitors Prepare
Zeta Fencing is one of the preeminent sabre fencing clubs in the United States and has a strong reputation in the national and international fencing community. We excel at competitive fencing because we make learning and training fun. Our youth competitive class prepares young fencers to take the next step toward the world of competitive sabre fencing. Given their excellent preparation, our fencers are able to achieve outstanding results starting at a young age.
Our invitation-only competitive program runs for 10 months (from September to the end of June) and requires a fencer’s commitment for a full season. The program includes all aspects of training that competitive fencers need: conditioning, footwork, drills in a group setting, individual lessons, and many hours of bouting to gain fencing experience. All competitive level fencers are required to use their own equipment during individual lessons, 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 new to Zeta Fencing and interested in enrolling in a competitive program.
Youth Competitive Class Times and Fees
This program is designed for youth fencers ages 8 - 12 who are ready to start competing at the local and regional level. Students create their individual competition schedules in consultation with their lesson coach, based on the club's recommended 2022/23 Competition Schedule.
The first class meets on Wednesday, September 7, 2022.
Group Class: Monday & Wednesday, 5 - 6:30pm
Open Bouting: Friday, 6 - 9pm
Class Fee: $300/month
Class Fee second & each additional family member: $240/month
Wireless Box Rental: $20/month
Wireless Box & Locker Rental: $55/month or $500 for the season (if paid in full by September 1, 2022)
Zeta Fencing Club Membership: $400/season (prorated $40/month)
Zeta Fencing Club Membership for second & each additional family member: $200/season
Note: We offer family discounts for all classes. The first family member pays the full price, and every additional family member receives a 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, membership fees, and discounts can be found on the online Registration Form.
All youth competitive students must take a minimum of one weekly individual lesson in addition to group classes. Individual lesson are 20 minutes long. Lesson fees cost extra and are paid directly to the lesson coach. The individual lesson schedule is created in August upon the receipt of the completed registration for the 2022/23 season.
Class Schedule & Club Closures
All competitive classes end the week of June 30th, 2023.
The club is closed on the following dates:
Labor Day (September 5, 2022),
Thanksgiving (November 24-27, 2022)
Christmas/New Year (December 24, 2022-January 2, 2023)
February vacation (February 20-26, 2023)
April vacation (April 17 - 23, 2023)
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 sign up for the Youth Competitive Class, students must commit to the entire school year (or until the end of the school year, if they join in the middle of the school year). Class fees can be paid monthly or pre-paid for the entire season.
To register a student, please submit the following:
- Completed Registration Form and Season Contract: Please use the Registration Button below.
- 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 your payment option on the online Registration Form.
- Wireless Boxes and Locker Rental: Students in the Youth Competitive Class must either purchase or rent a wireless box. Please choose the rent or purchase option on the registration form. A discount for combined wireless box and locker rental is available. Students may only use lockers to store masks, shoes, cords, lames, sabres, and wireless boxes. Whites are brought home for cleaning after each class. The signed rental agreement and payment for wireless box and/or locker must be completed by September 1. Costs and details can be found in the Locker Rental Agreement.
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.