Youth, ages 9-12, Saturdays 2:00 to 3:00. Foil
Upper West Side, 302 W. 91st Street and West End Ave., Annunciation Church
March 28 to June 13
***No class April 4, April 11, and May 9
At New Amsterdam Fencing Academy, fencers aged 9 through 12 enjoy weekly, hour-long group classes that emphasize the technical and the tactical aspects of the sport. Training is geared towards developing speed, strength, endurance, confidence, focus and self-control, all skills that help children do well not merely in fencing, but in school and in other organized sports.
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.
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.
We provide all electric equipment.
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.