Youth Fencing 2-hour program
Start to train like an Olympian and develop a rock-solid work ethic founded on perseverance
Youth group classes
Pick up from Boys and Girls Club and VP Elem. School is available prior to the start of class weekdays.
Everyday group classes are broken out into blocks of learning. Students may choose to attend the full or partial time depending on their specific needs and development. We always have open chess play for students that choose to end a bit early.
30 Minutes of team building games and activities
30 Minutes of fencing footwork, agility, and balance.
15 minutes to don your armor
15 minutes of technical fencing drills
30 minutes of practice bouting (electronic scoring is used in this club and it is highly recommended that parents purchase or rent the electrical equipment after the first month of training).
Monday - Friday 5-7
Saturdays 10:30 - 12:30
The WAY we measure success?
WAY is driven by a quest for holistic athlete development, making better people while also making better athletes. These desired athlete outcomes generally fit into four areas by which we measure success when developing an athlete:
1. Competence: sport-specific technical, tactical and performance skills; improved health and fitness; and healthy training habits. We track point results as a measure of a students capability of applying technical skills under duress (competition).
2. Confidence: self-belief, resilience, mental toughness and sense of positive self-worth are the cornerstones of this program.
3. Connection: positive bonds and social relationships with people inside and outside of sport makes WAY a unique inclusive club.
4. Character: respect for the sport, ethical and morally responsible behavior, integrity and empathy are embedded into everything we teach and do at WAY.
Fencing is FUN
Private Lessons Accelerate Learning and Enhance Results
We believe in the value of teaching the art and science of fencing through 1 on 1 private instruction coupled with group instruction and bouting. Our curriculum focuses on the fundamentals first but is progressive and always challenges the student where they are. We teach the theoretical, technical, and tactical skills proven to get results in today's contemporary competitive environment while making it an enjoyable and engaging experience. Through continuous 1 on 1 learning, students master the nuances of the sport, feel supported, and build confidence which results in greater retention and results.
Explore, discover, decide
Take some time to explore all three weapon forms and discover which one is right for you
Everything you need, in one place.
We provide everything you need to don your armor and get you dueling safely with a basic rubber tipped foils. However to truly experience the sport like an Olympian we want students to transition to using our state of the art electronic scoring system with two to three months of starting. Some fees do apply to rent or buy as you grow in the sport and begin to compete.
Girls and Boys Programs
Tournaments When Ready
Apply your learned skills by participating in open fencing times and formal tournaments on a regular basis. When you compete you emerge stronger, smarter, and better prepared for your next bout through the continuous application of your craft.
WAY hosts "home games" for fencers, age 7+, to apply what they've learned in a formal setting. We also attend "away games" as fencers improve their skill and branch out both locally and nationally across all age classifications. Coaches use tournament results as a barometer to assess skill levels and inform instruction.