"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 dominating 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 know how to make training fun. Our youth competitive class prepares young 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 program runs for 10 months 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, 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
Zeta Fencing is moving to 200 Homer Avenue in Ashland in late October.
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 2021/22 competition schedule.
Group Class: Monday & Wednesday, 5 - 6:30pm
Open Bouting: Friday, 5 -9pm
Class Tuition: $270/month
Zeta Fencing Club Membership: $350/season
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embership 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.
All youth competitive students are required to take a minimum of one weekly individual lesson in addition to group classes. Individual lesson fees are extra and are paid directly to the lesson coach. The individual lesson schedule is created upon the receipt of a complete registration.
Class Schedule & Club Closures
All competitive 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 sign up for 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.
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.
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 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 full 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.