Before / After-School Fencing Program
The Scholastic Fencing League offers instruction in the Olympic sport of fencing, including footwork, bladework, tactics and strategy by providing instructors for before/after-school programs which are (specially) trained in the Maestro Glon Method of Fencing.
Scholastic Fencing League offers 10-week sessions for parents enrolling their students in the program, and provides all necessary fencing equipment. Fencing is an excellent sport for individuals of all ages and all levels of physical ability.
Fencing promotes individual initiative and discipline, as well as sportsmanship and teamwork. The physical and mental aspects of fencing promote physical health, mental stimulation and agility. Fencing is a fun and engaging activity that can be done year-round in a variety of different venues. Children, teenagers, and college students fence at local clubs, recreation centers, and at their schools. Adults from their twenties into their seventies can be found in fencing clubs around the country. All fencers have the opportunity to compete at home and abroad, or just to enjoy the sport they love.
The Benefits of Fencing
Fencing improves muscle tone and sharpens reflexes. It combines speed, agility and flexibility, working many muscle groups, particularly the buttocks, stomach and thighs.
All fencers wear steel mesh masks, gloves, chest protectors and padded jackets, and the weapons they use do not have sharp edges. Fencing is considered safer than most other sports.
Fencers are of all different ages, sizes and body types. A key component of fencing is mental agility, so you don’t have to be a world-class athlete to learn. This is a family sport.
How Do I Bring Fencing To My School?
Over the last several years many after school sports programs have been eliminated due to budget cuts. The Scholastic Fencing League is the perfect way for your school to add a new sport for your students. Traditionally, fencing was offered only at private schools, but now you can introduce the Olympic sport of fencing without any cost to your school and no equipment to buy. Everything is handled by us, we just need a place indoors at your school to practice.
This is a great way to introduce students to this time-honored sport that is great for the mind, body and self-esteem for boys and girls. As many studies show, after school programs that build high confidence in students often translate to better grades, improved social and family interactions and healthy lifestyle choices. Fencing is a great way to help students learn self-control, patience and discipline in a fun and nurturing system led by USA Olympic fencer Tom Strzalkowski.