Below is a list of gear that is required of fencers in the Youth 9 to 12 year-old groups. We recommend Absolute Fencing Gear
. Please talk to your coach if you any questions about gear.
If your child has been fencing for at least one year
, he or she should own a full set of equipment
. This includes the uniform, detailed below, as well as a body cord
, and electric foil
. For Fencers 10 and under the foil should be a size #2. Over 10, fencers will use a #4 or a #5.
The minimum that every student should own is a FOIL mask,
(smallest comfortable size). a jacket
, and a glove.
These links are just suggestions. If your child is committed to the sport, higher priced options are generally worth the investment.
Absolute Fencing offers a 5-piece beginner set
, which is a good way to go. The set includes a weapon, which is optional because we provide them, and a plastron, which is good additional protection. We do not provide plastrons. The plastic chest protector is also optional, as we provide a class set. If you do opt to own a weapon, please choose size #2.
There is sizing help on the site, here
. We can also help in class with size recommendations. Average children in the youth classes wear a small mask, small glove, and 36 jacket. The jacket sizes for this age range from about 34 to 40.
Feel free to contact us if you have further questions.