Join us for this exciting sport, one of the fastest-growing in the world! The program is designed to teach fencing through activities, games, and exercises that develop coordination, flexibility, and focus. The instructor is Michael Tarascio, a former member of the United States World Championship Team in Men's Foil. For more info, please contact Michael at email@example.com.
About the Instructor: Michael Tarascio was a member of the United States World Championship Team in Men's Foil. Michael is a Level 4 Foil coach certified through the United States Fencing Association and certified through the Positive Coaching Alliance and the American Sports Education Program. He teaches Recreational Classes for Youth, Teens, and Adults. Michael also teaches Advanced Level Technique and Tactics Classes and provides Individual Coaching for the Serious Competitive Fencer. Michael's philosophy on fencing is: "Participate in fencing because it's fun."
Equipment Policy: Due to COVID-19, participants must have fencing equipment to participate. Rental Equipment is available.
Please see below current COVID-19 Fencing Guidelines and Fencing Equipment Information.
FENCING PROGRAM INFORMATION
Times & Ages:
September 14th through November 2nd
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm - Ages 7 to 11
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Ages 12 and older
Location: McCarthy Senior Center, 30 Converse Street, Wakefield, MA
Fee: $225.00 per participant
November 9th through January 4th (No class on December 28th)
6:15 pm – 7:15 pm – Ages 7 and older
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Ages 12 and older
McCarthy Senior Center, 30 Converse Street, Wakefield, MA
Fee: $225.00 per participant
Fencing Equipment Information:
Due to COVID-19, one must either purchase or rent fencing gear to participate in the fencing program.
FENCING GEAR REQUIREMENTS:
Option 1: Purchasing new
I recommend Absolute Fencing Gear, Inc.
To make it easier for you, I have attached the following:
Starter Sets: https://www.absolutefencinggear.com/shopping/shop.php/cPath/6
Add Plastic Chest Protector (I suggest Male for both males and teen girls). The total cost is $200.00.
Please click on (Do you need sizing help). If one chooses to purchase and needs assistance, I am available at firstname.lastname@example.org to help.
Option 2: Rental from Coach Michael
$50.00 plus a $100.00 deposit for an 8-week session.
At the end of the last class, the deposit will be issued upon returning the fencing gear to Coach Michael. I will set up appointments for you and your fencer in 15-minute slots for those who need rental fencing gear. Fencers will be fitted for equipment. Fencers will take the equipment home with them.
COVID-19 Protocol - GUIDELINES FOR INDIVIDUALS
-Fencers should arrive 10 minutes before class.
-Registered fencers are the only people allowed in the building.
-Fencers need to be picked immediately after the class.
-Refrain from attending class if experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.
-Comply with all safety measures applicable to or prescribed by the club.
-Come to the class already dressed in freshly washed workout clothing.
-Uniforms must be taken home and cleaned after each class.
-Wear a surgical or cloth mask covering the nose and mouth, even under fencing masks.
-Practice social distancing as directed.
-Bring your filled water bottle to class. No other food or drink is allowed.