Forge Fencing Academy - Youth

The Youth Academy is specially designed to introduce children 7-14 to the exciting world of fencing. 
Our structured classes are led by professional coaches and foster discipline, focus, and life skills that are beneficial in your child's academic and personal life. Additionally, fencing cultivates physical literacy, fosters resilience, and develops problem-solving abilities. We pride ourselves on creating an inclusive, supportive environment where each fencer receives personalized attention from experienced coaches, promoting a sense of belonging and community.

(Teen or Adult?  Click here for info on the Teen & Adult Academy Program)

Attended an orientation tonight with my 9 year old that has been begging to start fencing and I was BLOWN AWAY! Everyone was incredibly warm and welcoming. Coach Cathleen went above and beyond to show us around and introduce us to the sport. As someone who knows nothing about it, I never felt intimidated or out of place.

April Ravelli

The Forge Youth Academy

The Youth Academy is divided into three progressive levels.
Each level is designed to challenge students while building on their existing skills:

Level 1: Learn to Fence
Here, the focus is on the basics and building a foundation.

Level 2: Advanced Exploration
As fencers advance, they explore deeper aspects of all three Olympic weapons.

Level 3: High Performance Youth
This level is for fencers who are serious about taking their skills to the competitive arena.

Level One: Learn to Fence!

New fencers with no prior experience start out in Level 1.

Children learn the fundamental techniques and tactics of foil and saber. The curriculum is designed to build confidence, teamwork skills, and physical literacy. All equipment is provided, allowing kids to participate fully without any barriers.

Tuition is $165 per month.  

You can start with a no-obligation 10-day trial for only $25 to determine if Forge is right for your family. 

The Youth Academy Level 1 Class Schedule
Students move through Level 1 at their own pace, with most students staying between 2 and 6 months. Fencers without prior experience are encouraged to attend a New Fencer Orientation session prior to their first class.

Please check the online class calendar for more information or contact us if you have any questions.

Level Two: Explore the Weapons

Students who have completed Level 1, or completed one of our “Learn to Fence!” camps are eligible to join Level 2 classes. 

As fencers advance, they explore deeper aspects of all three Olympic weapons. The training becomes more nuanced, with an emphasis on refining techniques and understanding strategic fencing concepts. Classes are longer, providing more time for practice and personalized feedback.

Tuition is $185 per month.  

The Youth Academy Level 2 Class Schedule
Students can stay in Level 2 indefinitely. Equipment use is still provided and members have access to discounts on Individual Lessons if they are desired. 

Please check the online class calendar for more information or contact us if you have any questions.

Level Three: Learn to Compete!

Youth Academy Level 3 is our youth competitive development program where students learn how to apply their skills and experience the thrill of fencing competition.

Athletes at this level all take between 2 and 8 individual lessons per month, with flexible options including a bundled membership package. Basic requirements include students having their full equipment kit, individual lesson training, and participating in our Priority on Youth tournament series. Athletes at this level all take between 2 and 8 individual lessons per month, with flexible options and a bundled membership package.

Interest in learning more about Level 3?
 

Reach out to Coach Jeff to schedule a meeting.

The Youth Academy Level 3 Class Schedule
Students have access to unlimited Academy classes (including all Level 2 classes and games/games/games), and membership includes 2 individual lessons with a coach per month. Students must have completed the Level 2 course prior to enrollment and have their own electric fencing equipment.

Interested in learning more about Level 3? 
Reach out to Coach Jeff to schedule a meeting.

Please check the online class calendar for more information or contact us if you have any questions.

The Forge Youth Academy

The Youth Academy is divided into three progressive levels.
Each level is designed to challenge students while building on their existing skills:

Level 1: Learn to Fence
Here, the focus is on the basics and building a foundation.

Level 2: Advanced Exploration
As fencers advance, they explore deeper aspects of all three Olympic weapons.

Level 3: High Performance Youth
This level is for fencers who are serious about taking their skills to the competitive arena.

Level One: Learn to Fence!

New fencers with no prior experience start out in Level 1.

Children learn the fundamental techniques and tactics of foil and saber. The curriculum is designed to build confidence, teamwork skills, and physical literacy. All equipment is provided, allowing kids to participate fully without any barriers.

Tuition is $165 per month.  

You can start with a no-obligation 10-day trial for only $25 to determine if Forge is right for your family.

The Youth Academy Level 1 Class Schedule
Students move through Level 1 at their own pace, with most students staying between 2 and 6 months. Fencers without prior experience are encouraged to attend a New Fencer Orientation session prior to their first class.

Please check the online class calendar for more information or contact us if you have any questions.

Level Two: Explore the Weapons

Students who have completed Level 1, or completed one of our “Learn to Fence!” camps are eligible to join Level 2 classes. 

As fencers advance, they explore deeper aspects of all three Olympic weapons. The training becomes more nuanced, with an emphasis on refining techniques and understanding strategic fencing concepts. Classes are longer, providing more time for practice and personalized feedback.

Tuition is $185 per month.  

The Youth Academy Level 2 Class Schedule
Students can stay in Level 2 indefinitely. Equipment use is still provided and members have access to discounts on Individual Lessons if they are desired. 

Please check the online class calendar for more information or contact us if you have any questions.

Level Three: Learn to Compete!

Youth Academy Level 3 is our youth competitive development program where students learn how to apply their skills and experience the thrill of fencing competition.

Athletes at this level all take between 2 and 8 individual lessons per month, with flexible options including a bundled membership package. Basic requirements include students having their full equipment kit, individual lesson training, and participating in our Priority on Youth tournament series. Athletes at this level all take between 2 and 8 individual lessons per month, with flexible options and a bundled membership package.

Interested in learning more about Level 3?
 

Reach out to Coach Jeff to schedule a meeting.

The Youth Academy Level 3 Class Schedule
Students have access to unlimited Academy classes (including all Level 2 classes and games/games/games), and membership includes 2 individual lessons with a coach per month. Students must have completed the Level 2 course prior to enrollment and have their own electric fencing equipment.

Interested in learning more about Level 3? 
Reach out to Coach Jeff to schedule a meeting.

Please check the online class calendar for more information or contact us if you have any questions.

My son started fencing at Forge Fencing last year as a beginner, and has simply loved it. The coaches are knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and passionate about helping people at all levels enjoy fencing.

Lisa Ford

Questions?

Please contact us if you have any questions.  

We can set up a time to visit and answer any questions you might have.