Pre-Elite Bundle (with minifence, beginner or competitive training)
Weekly training (Weds 6-8pm) in addition to regular minifence, beginner or competitive sessions.
Please indicate in the Note field which training sessions your fencer will attend (mini, beginner or competitive)
- 1/2 price summer camps
- Locker when available
- Price listed is per month and includes the other minifence, beginner or competitive training.
- $160 / month (as of Sept 2023)
- 10-month program paid over 12 months
Please fill in the online form (below) to complete registration
The pre-elite program is an invitation only program for athletes in minifence, or beginner fencing who are under 12, and who have aptitude and desire to become competitive fencers. Each athlete, however, should remain in their original program (minifence or beginner) until the transition to competitive team in addition to the pre-elite program as both these programs continue to develop the fundamental literacy of fencing, and provide appropriate bouting and competition for their ages and mindset. It is a training group led by a senior coach which develops the ‘sense’ of fencing within games and drills designed to expediate development, primarily against age or near age peers of the same level. Individual lessons are also given.
What is Expected in Pre-Elite?
Pre-elite athletes will attend the weekly trainings, and be expected eventually to purchase their own fencing gear. SFO can help with the transition to ownership, but it is a program that uses real weapons.
The pre-elite program will run Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm. You are encouraged to enroll in summer camps in the summer.
The pre-elite program is a supplement program, and you are encouraged to continue to participate in the minifence or beginner program you are presently in. Pre-elite costs, therefore, include either minifence or beginner trainings depending on age.
Pre-elite with enrolment in existing program cost is $140/month for both programs and this includes OFA membership. 10-month program paid over 12 months