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  • The fencing programs at Zeta are the highlight of my kids’ summers. They regularly remind me to check the Zeta schedule so we don’t miss registration before their favorite camp fills up.
    - Karen, parent

Pre-Nationals Sabre Clinic

Join us for three days of intensive training to prepare for Summer Nationals! This clinic is for all fencers who are planning to fence at National Championships & July Challenge, but all other competitive fencers are welcome to participate in the training. Focus will be on reviewing technical skills, strategic bouting,  mental preparation, and of course conditioning and footwork.

Dates

  • June 24-26, 2019 (Monday-Wednesday)

Schedule

  • 10AM-12PM     Warmup , Agility/Speed/Strength Training, Footwork, Fencing Drills
  • 12PM-1PM        Lunch Break (Please bring lunch.)
  • 1PM-3PM          Warmup, Footwork, Fencing Drills, Supervised and Strategic Bouting

Fees

  • Regular program fee $250 / club members $220
  • Single day program fee $90 / club members $80 (if spaces are available)
  • Reduced program fee for second sibling (after first sibling pays full program fees for the clinic) $190 / club members $170

Please bring

  • Lunch and water bottle
  • Proof of current USFA membership (if we don’t have it on file)
  • Full set of fencing equipment and workout gear

Registration & payment

The program is limited to 30 fencers. We recommend early registration as we will strictly enforce the maximum class size. Registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. We only hold spots for complete registrations with signed registration form and full payment.

In order to register for our Pre-Nationals Sabre Clinic, bring, mail, or email the following to Zeta Fencing:

  • Completed registration form: Download below or pick one up at the club. We need a completed and hand-signed form. You can either mail in/drop off the hard copy, or email a clearly readable scan/photo.
  • Proof of USA Fencing membership: Our insurance requires that all students are current members of USA Fencing.
  • Payment: Please indicate on your registration form which type pf payment you choose. Program payments can be made (1) by check or cash, please hand in with your registration form; (2) via PayPal online (credit card or bank payment), please click on the button below and write date of payment confirmation on the registration form.

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.

Registration Form

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Student name (required!)



BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE SUMMER PROGRAM

 

Beginner & Intermediate Fencing is our entry-level program for new students without fencing experience and for current students of our beginner classes, ages 8-12. For fencing drills and bouting, participants will be divided in two groups:

  • Introduction to Fencing: Participants will master the basic skills of Olympic fencing: footwork, blade moves, and the foundations of strategic thinking. They will also learn about the history and traditions of one of the oldest sports in the world and experience the values of true sportsmanship. On the last day, students will fence a tournament on fully equipped fencing strips with Olympic-standard electric scoring equipment. While students will learn about all three disciplines of modern fencing (épée, foil, sabre), they will be fencing with Olympic-style sabres.
  • Advanced beginners: fencers with some prior experience (2 or more sessions of Fencing 101 classes) will improve and expand their fencing skills in the second group. Besides footwork and technical fencing drills, developing refereeing skills for sabre fencing will be an important focus.

The program runs from 9am to 4pm every day, which means participants will practice and learn for 6 hours per day (we’ll take a one-hour lunch break to eat and relax). That’s what makes our summer program the perfect way to start fencing.

Dates

  • August 5-9, 2019 (Monday-Friday)

Schedule

  • 9AM-12PM        Warmup Games, Agility/Speed/Strength Training, Footwork, Fencing Drills
  • 12PM-1PM        Lunch Break (Please bring lunch.)
  • 1PM-4PM          Warmup, Footwork, Fencing Drills, Bouting

On Friday, we will hold a tournament during the afternoon session. In the morning, we will warm up and prepare for the competition.

Fees

  • Regular program fee $500
  • Reduced program fee for second sibling (after first sibling pays full program fees for a summer program of equal or higher value) $375

Please bring

  • Pair of sneakers with clean soles that are not worn in the street (wipe off soles of used sneakers, find detailed guidelines here)
  • Long, loose-fitting sweatpants (no jeans, leggings, cargo pants) & short-sleeved T-shirt
  • Lunch and a water bottle (we will provide snacks)
  • Lots of energy!

INSURANCE REQUIREMENT: In order to comply with insurance requirements, all participants need to sign up for a non-competitive membership with USA Fencing prior to the first day of the program. The non-competitive membership costs $10. Find more information and instructions for signing up online here.

Registration & payment

Each group is limited to 15 fencers. We recommend early registration as we will strictly enforce the maximum class size. Registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. We only hold spots for complete registrations with signed registration form, full payment, and proof of USA Fencing membership.

In order to register for our Beginner & Intermediate Summer Program, bring, mail, or email the following to Zeta Fencing:

  • Completed registration form: Download below or pick one up at the club. We need a completed and hand-signed form. You can either mail in/drop off the hard copy, or email a clearly readable scan/photo.
  • Proof of USA Fencing membership: Our insurance requires that all students become members of USA Fencing. A non-competitive membership costs $10 per year. Find more information and detailed instructions here.
  • Payment: Please indicate on your registration form which type pf payment you choose. Program payments can be made (1) by check or cash, please hand in with your registration form; (2) via PayPal online (credit card or bank payment), please click on the button below and write date of payment confirmation on the registration form.

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.

Registration Form

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Student name (required!)



  • What was supposed to be a one-time summer activity is now my daughter’s passion. She was never seriously interested in sports until she discovered fencing. Watching her develop into a strong, mature fencer is breathtaking.
    - Todd, parent

 

COMPETITIVE SUMMER PROGRAM

 

Zeta Fencing’s competitive summer programs are among the highest-quality fencing programs in the United States. Our staff consists of highly qualified saber coaches with international coaching and competition experience.

The competitive program is for youth fencers of the Y10 and Y12 age groups (born 2006-2012) who compete actively or who want to start competing. Fencing experience of at least one year is the minimum requirement. The program is designed to prepare fencers for their next tournament season at the regional and national level. Coach’s consent is required for registration. Please contact us for further information.

Dates            

  • August 12-16, 2019 (Monday-Friday)

Schedule

  • 9AM-12PM        Warmup, Agility/Speed/Strength Training, Footwork, Fencing Drills
  • 12PM-1PM        Lunch Break (Please bring or buy your own lunch.)
  • 1PM-4PM          Warmup, Footwork, Fencing Drills, Tactical and Psychological Instruction, Video Analysis, Bouting

On Friday, we will hold a tournament during the afternoon session. In the morning, we will warm up and prepare for the competition.

Fees

  • Regular program fee $650 / club members $600
  • Single day program fee $150 / club members $130 (if spaces are available, minimum of 3 days required)
  • Reduced program fee for second sibling (after first sibling pays full program fees for a summer program of equal or higher value) $490 / club members $450

Please bring

  • Lunch and water bottle
  • Proof of current USFA membership (if we don’t have it on file)
  • Full set of fencing equipment and workout gear

Registration & payment

The program is limited to 30 fencers. We recommend early registration as we will strictly enforce the maximum class size. Registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. We only hold spots for complete registrations with signed registration form and full payment.

In order to register for our Competitive Summer Program, bring, mail, or email the following to Zeta Fencing:

  • Completed registration form: Download below or pick one up at the club. We need a completed and hand-signed form. You can either mail in/drop off the hard copy, or email a clearly readable scan/photo.
  • Proof of USA Fencing membership: Our insurance requires that all students are current competitive members of USA Fencing. YEARLY MEMBERSHIPS EXPIRE ON JULY 31ST, PLEASE RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP BEFORE YOUR FIRST DAY OF FENCING!
  • Payment: Please indicate on your registration form which type pf payment you choose. Program payments can be made (1) by check or cash, please hand in with your registration form; (2) via PayPal online (credit card or bank payment), please click on the button below and write date of payment confirmation on the registration form.

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.

Registration Form

Choose payment option
Student name (required!)



ELITE SABRE CLINIC WITH ALDO MONTANO ACADEMY

THE ELITE SABRE CLINIC IS FILLED UP. WE CANNOT ACCEPT NEW REGISTRATIONS AT THIS POINT. PLEASE CONTACT US TO BE PLACED ON THE WAIT LIST.

Zeta Fencing will partner with Aldo Montano Academy to offer an Elite Sabre Clinic here in Massachusetts. Aldo Montano, an Italian fencing legend and Olympic Gold medalist, and Luigi Samele, an Italian sabre fencing champion and Olympic medalist, will join US National Men’s Sabre coach Zoran Tulum to bring the highest level of coaching to Zeta Fencing this summer.

For the first time ever, Aldo Montano Academy will bring their unique training methods to the United States and showcase their coaching approach during 5 days of training.

This clinic is a unique opportunity for competitive sabre fencers who have national fencing experience. Participants have to be eligible for the Cadet or Junior age group during the 2019-2020 season (born 2000-2006). The clinic is designed to prepare fencers for the 2019-2020 competition season at the national and international level. Coach’s consent is required for registration. Please contact us for further information.

While we welcome guest fencers from other clubs, we cannot provide housing accommodations and reserve the right to evaluate registrations on an individual basis.

Dates            

  • August 19-23, 2019 (Monday-Friday)

Schedule

  • 9AM-12PM        Warmup, Agility/Speed/Strength Training, Footwork, Fencing Drills
  • 12PM-1PM        Lunch Break (Please bring or buy your own lunch.)
  • 1PM-4PM          Warmup, Footwork, Fencing Drills, Tactical and Psychological Instruction, Video Analysis, Bouting

On Friday, we will hold a tournament during the afternoon session. In the morning, we will warm up and prepare for the competition.

Fees

  • Regular fee $850 / Club Members $775
  • Single day program fee $200 / club members $175 (if spaces are available, minimum of 3 days required)
  • Reduced program fee for second sibling (after first sibling pays full program fees for a summer program of equal or higher value) $640 / club members $585

Please bring

  • Lunch or lunch money (lunch available in close walking distance from club)
  • Proof of current USFA membership (if we don’t have it on file)
  • Full set of fencing equipment and workout gear

Registration & payment

The program is limited to a maximum of 35 fencers. We recommend early registration as we will strictly enforce the maximum class size. Registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. We only hold spots for complete registrations with signed registration form and full payment.

In order to register for our Elite Sabre Clinic, bring, mail, or email the following to Zeta Fencing:

  • Completed registration form: Download below or pick one up at the club. We need a completed and hand-signed form. You can either mail in/drop off the hard copy, or email a clearly readable scan/photo.
  • Proof of USA Fencing membership: Our insurance requires that all competitive students are current competitive members of USA Fencing. YEARLY MEMBERSHIPS EXPIRE ON JULY 31ST, PLEASE RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP BEFORE YOUR FIRST DAY OF FENCING!
  • Payment: Please indicate on your registration form which type pf payment you choose. Program payments can be made (1) by check or cash, please hand in with your registration form; (2) via PayPal online (credit card or bank payment), please click on the button below and write date of payment confirmation on the registration form.

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.

Registration Form

Choose payment option
Student name (required!)



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