Youth Fencing: A Safe & Fun Sport for All Ages

Fencing is a fun and safe individual sport that is terrific for all ages and all athletic abilities. Fencing encourages the development of self-confidence, teaches respect and promotes fitness.

Fencing is a great activity for developing general athletic skills including: hand to eye coordination, speed, and agility. Fencers learn to compete individually as well as for a team.

Fencing is a multi-dimensional sport that teaches people to enjoy winning and to profit from defeat. Fencers become physically fit while training and they learn to outwit their opponents using strategy, technique, and physical endurance. These skills help people learn to make complex decisions, to analyze problems, and to think quickly.

For Programming Information please follow the links below.

Bay State Fencers always welcomes visitors. Feel free to drop in and observe anytime.

Interested but not sure? Join us for an Open House and participate in a class for free OR if you are over 18, register for a two-hour Foray Into Fencing experience before registering for a fencing program.

Kids Fencing Programs - Ages 6 to 9
Youth Fencing Programs - Ages 10 to 13
Junior Fencing Programs - Ages 14 to 16
Youth Competitive Epee - Ages 10 to 17

Adult Fencing Programs - Ages 16+
Adult Competitive Epee - Ages 18+

Updated Club and Class Policies

Kids Fencing Programs: Ages 6 to 9

Kids Introduction to Fencing: Ages 6 to 9

Bay State Fencers Musketeers Introduction to Fencing introduces the Olympic sport of fencing to our youngest fencers ages 6 to 9. Students learn proper etiquette, stance, basic footwork, blade work, and beginning tactics for the sport of fencing. The foundation of this programs is exercises and games that strengthen the body and improve mobility. This class does not repeat.

Cost: $150/Term Register Online
Plus: $5 Non Competitive US Fencing Membership Register Online Click Here

Details:

  • This class meets on Sunday Morning from 10 am to 11am
  • This is a two month (7-week) Intro Program.
  • This class does not repeat.

What to Bring:

  • Long athletic pants and t-shirt
  • Socks and athletic shoes
  • A refillable water bottle

Equipment and Uniforms:

  • All uniforms and equipment are provided at no additional cost for the duration of this program

    PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in purchasing a mask, glove or other uniform or equipment parts they may be purchased, at competitive prices, directly from Bay State Fencers.

All About Fencing Gear

 
Kids Intro: Sunday Section

Updated Club and Class Policies

 

 

Musketeers Program: Ages 6 to 9

Bay State Fencers Musketeers Program is designed as an ongoing exploration of the Olympic sport of fencing for kids ages 6 to 9.  Students practice footwork, blade work, and develop tactics. Exercises that strengthen the body and improve mobility and and games that encourage fun and fitness are the foundations of this program. The Musketeers program is ongoing with rolling enrollment.

Cost: $75/month Register In Person
Plus:
$5 Non Competitive US Fencing Membership Register Online Click Here

Details:

  • This program meets on Sundays from 10am to 11am
  • This is an ongoing program throughout the year
  • A Mask and Glove are required

What to Bring:

  • Long athletic pants and t-shirt
  • Socks and athletic shoes
  • A refillable water bottle

Equipment and Uniforms:

  • All uniforms and equipment are provided at no additional cost for the duration of this program.

    PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in purchasing a mask, glove or other uniform or equipment parts they may be purchased, at competitive prices, directly from Bay State Fencers.

All About Fencing Gear

 

Kids Musketeers: Sunday Section


Updated Club and Class Policies

 

 

Youth Fencing Programs: Ages 10 to 13

Youth Introduction to Fencing: Ages 10 to 13

Bay State Fencers Youth Introduction to Fencing introduces the Olympic sport of fencing to young people ages 10 to 13. Students learn proper etiquette, stance, basic footwork, blade work, and beginning tactics for the sport of fencing. The foundation of these programs is exercises and games that strengthen the body and improve mobility. This class does not repeat.

Cost: $170/Term - Register Online
Plus: $5 Non Competitive US Fencing Membership Register Online Click Here

Details:

  • This class meets on Sat Morning from 11am to 12:30pm.
  • This is a two month (7-week) Intro Program.
  • This class does not repeat.

What to Bring:

  • Long athletic pants and t-shirt
  • Socks and athletic shoes
  • A refillable water bottle

Equipment and Uniforms:

  • All uniforms and equipment are provided at no additional cost for the duration of this program.

    PLEASE NOTE:
    If you are interested in purchasing a mask, glove or other uniform or equipment parts they may be purchased, at competitive prices, directly from Bay State Fencers.

All About Fencing Gear

 

Youth Intro: Saturday Section

Updated Club and Class Policies



 

Youth Epee Program: Ages 10 to 13

Students who complete Youth Intro are encouraged to continue the fun by joining a Youth Epee class. Students continue to develop their skills through footwork and blade work drills, tactics and bouting. The rules, etiquette and formality of the sport are introduced.

This program may be repeated. Enrollment is rolling and is ongoing throughout the fencing season.

Cost: $100/month Register Online
PLUS $5 Non Competitive US Fencing Membership - Register Online Click Here
Please Note: When you begin competing you will be required to upgrade to the Competitive Membership by US Fencing.

Details:

  • This class meets Saturdays from 11am to 12:30pm
  • This is an ongoing program throughout the year.
  • A Mask and Glove are required.

What to Bring:

  • Long athletic pants and t-shirt
  • Socks and athletic shoes
  • A refillable water bottle

Equipment and Uniforms:

  • A Mask and Glove are required. All other uniforms and equipment are provided at no additional cost for the duration of this program.

    PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in purchasing a mask, glove or other uniform or equipment parts they may be purchased, at competitive prices, directly from Bay State Fencers.

All About Fencing Gear

 

Youth Epee: Saturday Section

Updated Club and Class Policies


 

Junior Fencing Programs: Ages 14 to 16

scheduleJunior Introduction to Fencing: Ages 14 to 16

Bay State Fencers Youth Introduction to Fencing introduces the Olympic sport of fencing to teenagers ages 14 to 16. Students learn proper etiquette, stance, basic footwork, blade work, and beginning tactics for the sport of fencing. The foundation of these programs is exercises and games that strengthen the body and improve mobility. This class doe not repeat.

 

Cost: $170/Month - Register Online
Plus: $5 Non Competitive US Fencing Membership Register Online Click Here

Details:

  • This class meets Saturdays from 11am to 12:30pm
  • This is a two month (7-week) Intro Program.
  • This class does not repeat.

What to Bring:

  • Long athletic pants and t-shirt
  • Socks and athletic shoes
  • A refillable water bottle

Equipment and Uniforms:

  • All uniforms and equipment are provided at no additional cost for the duration of this program.

    PLEASE NOTE:
    If you are interested in purchasing a mask, glove or other uniform or equipment parts they may be purchased, at competitive prices, directly from Bay State Fencers.

All About Fencing Gear

 


Junior Intro: Saturday Section

Updated Club and Class Policies


 

scheduleJunior Epee Program: Ages 14 to 16

Students who complete Junior Intro are encouraged to continue the fun by joining the Junior Epee class. Students continue to develop their skills through footwork and blade work drills, tactics and bouting. The rules, etiquette and formality of the sport are introduced.

This program may be repeated. Enrollment is rolling and is ongoing throughout the fencing season.

Cost: $100/month Register Online
PLUS $5 Non Competitive US Fencing Membership - Register Online Click Here
Please Note: When you begin competing you will be required to upgrade to the Competitive Membership by US Fencing.

Details:

  • This program meets Saturdays from 11am to 12:30pm.
  • This is an ongoing program throughout the year,
  • A Mask and glove are required.

What to Bring:

  • Long athletic pants and t-shirt
  • Socks and athletic shoes
  • A refillable water bottle

Equipment and Uniforms:

  • A Mask and Glove are required. All other uniforms and equipment are provided at no additional cost for the duration of this program.

    PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in purchasing a mask, glove or other uniform or equipment parts they may be purchased, at competitive prices, directly from Bay State Fencers.

All About Fencing Gear

 

Junior Epee: Saturday Section

Updated Club and Class Policies

 

 

Youth Competitive Training: Ages 10 to 17

Students who are interested in training for competition are invited to join Youth Competitive Epee By Invitation. Learn more about these programs on our Competitive Training Page. If interested in more information please contact the Director

Some useful information for fencing parents from US Fencing.

US Fencing Parent Spectator Packet (pdf)

The Role of the Fencing Parent (pdf)

Protective Fencing Gear List (pdf)