Youth Fencing Program
Empower your kids . . .
To reach their potential
How our Youth Fencing Program helps your kids grow
Most parents watch their kids struggle learning and enjoying sports in general. Their skills don’t improve, they lose confidence, therefore they stop loving sports. At PDX Fencing we’ve developed a youth training program that is fun, engaging, and informative so your kids fall in love with fencing and strive reach their potential.
We know how frustrating it can be to watch your kids give up or feel lost. Often this impacts their behavior outside of the sport too. Many kids lose confidence in themselves, so they perform poorly in school, and just don’t seem to have as much fun anymore. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
A Proven Method
When you bring your kids to PDX Fencing . . .
They will learn our simple process to become their best. They will:
- Fall in love with a cool Olympic sport – saber fencing!
- Learn and master the fundamentals, including proper techniques and mechanics of our sport
- Surpass their goals and gain confidence, in and out of they gym
Your kids deserve to be treated like all-stars. With PDX Fencing you don’t have to be concerned about the coaching or training your kids are receiving. When you bring your kids here you are empowering them to be confident, consistent, self-motivated and to reach their potential.
Safety is our priority especially during COVID-19. We require everyone entering to wear a face covering, use hand sanitizer or wash hands, and observe all covid guidelines.
BEGINNERS START HERE
Has your child dreamed of sword-fighting, becoming a musketeer, a jedi knight or dueling?
Beyond the Basics
Once your child has completed the Saturday beginner’s class and workbook, it’s time to move up to the next levels. Promotion is done by skill level and coach recommendation.
In the next levels of our youth fencing program your child gets
- Additional class times and more attention
- Co-ordination, agility, flexibility, personal skills, technical and tactical skills development through fun games and practice.
- Mental strength training, emotional control, strength and stamina training, nutritional guidance, one on one mentoring, local and regional tournaments
- At the highest level (Competitive 2) high performance training, mental toughness and skill training, national tournments, participate in tne North America Cup Series, those who qualify go to Jr. Olympics and National Championships. For those wanting to make college teams or Team USA for international tournaments, or if you just want to stay recreational but take your fencing to it’s highest level.
Many of our fencers have been recruited to, and fence for some of the best Universities and Colleges in the USA including Stanford, Northwestern, Notre Dame. Temple, UNC, Drew University and more.
Youth Fencing Program Next Level Classes
Youth club member classes
Join the club! Club members enrolled in our youth fencing program receive additional attention, discounts on private lessons and camps, and a 5% discount on most merchandise. All classes require a USA Fencing membership (basic membership $10.00). If you do not want to join the club but want to take individual classes, you must be a USA Fencing member – each class session is $25.00 US per class. Subject to coach approval.
Saturdays 9:00- 10:00 a.m OR 11:45 a.m - 12:45
All equipment is loaned to you. Wear athletic shoes, t-shirt, shorts that cover knees or loose comfy pants. We recommend buying your own glove, $15 - $22.00.
If you have long hair bring a pony tail holder
Club members receive a workbook to learn more about fencing. Includes three open book tests on the basics.
Private lessons optional
Tues/Thurs 6:15 - 7:15 p.m
Fitness, agility and co-ordination skills training included.
Must have own glove, chest protector, knickers, jacket and glove. After 60 days add a mask.
5% club member discount on most merchandise in our gear shop.
Summer and winter fencing camps are recommended to advance skill and tactical level.
Private lessons optional
Mon/Wed 6:15 - 7:15 pm
Friday 4:30 - 6:00
Fitness and introduction to mental strength training included.
Start participating in the club series of tournaments, then advance to the local regional youth circuit.
Must have full practice gear & acquire tournament electric gear including sabers.
Summer & winter camps highly recommended.
Private lessons highly recommended.
Tues/Wed/Thurs 4:45 - 6:30 pm
Fitness and mental skills training are incorporated.
Compete in local tournament circuit. Optional-start to compete in national level tournaments including youth championships.
Full tournament equipment required.
Private lessons highly recommended. If going to National championships then Pre-nationals camp is required.
Competitive 2 - Take it to the Max!
Fencing at this level will improve your teenager’s life! Skills learned reinforce positive habits including: time management, commitment, smart choices, academic achievement and more. Our highest level program for serious fencers wanting to make a college team, Team USA, national championships or just reach their full potential.
Fencers compete regionally and in the North America Cup Series! Those who qualify have the option to participate in Jr. Olympics, Olympics trials, summer national championships and a chance to represent the USA around the world by earning a spot on Team USA.
Our high performance program is comprehensive from fitness, nutrition, mental skills training, video replay analysis, motivation, sportsmanship, leadership, personal responsibility and more. This level is where college coaches scout national tournaments looking for experienced athletes. How far do you want to go?
Mon-Friday 3:00 – 4:30 Summer Schedule
Fall schedule tba depending on Co-Vid 19 and school scheduling changes.
Fitness included daily.
$225.00 per month.
Logan Spear won the men’s national champion title, then went on to Stanford University. He became the 2x Stanford Fencing team captain, and graduated winning the prestigious Block “S” award for Men (highest GPA of sr. letter winners) and the Terman award (highest GPA of all graduates of the College of Engineering). Logan is currently enrolled in the Masters Degree program at Stanford and is an active member of the fencing team.