Fencing in August

Seacoast has had a successful five week June-July term so far.  We will close for two weeks, and reopen in August.  Manchester will close on Wednesday, July 15, and reopen Monday August 3, and continue to meet on Mondays and Wednesdays- 6:30 pm for the Children and Youth programs, and 7:00 pm for the Junior/Adult training program.  Rochester will close on Thursday, July 16, and reopen on Tuesday August 4, and continue to meet 6:30 pm for all programs.  Both clubs will close at 9:00 pm in August.

Both clubs will continue the Covid-19 procedures, as required by the Governor. And we will, of course, continue to welcome Concord Fencing Club members who want to train over the summer while CFC looks for a new facility for their club.

New twice a week beginning and intermediate classes will also start in August. Beginning classes will start at 6:30 pm at both clubs, with intermediate classes in Manchester starting at 6:30 pm, and in Rochester at 7:00 pm.

The August tuition will be the same as in July:  $200 for all training groups for the full term and a daily floor fee of $25 ($15 for fencers who will be full time college students in the fall).

August starts a new season for USA Fencing, so be sure to renew your membership before August 1st (it will expire on July 31, 2021).  You must be a member to fence at Seacoast Fencing Club, or the club’s insurance will become void (a $10 non-competitive membership is fine). 

The link to renew is https://www.usafencing.org/membership

Seacoast Fencing Club Opens This Week!

The Governor ended the stay at home order on Thursday.  So Manchester will reopen on Monday,  June 15, and Rochester on Tuesday, June 16.  Both clubs will stay open until July 16.

New procedures will be implemented to follow the guidelines for fitness clubs to open, as required by the Governor.  They will be emailed to current fencers & and students. 

Those fencers who paid for Spring term will be able to fence during this session at no charge.  Those who did not pay for Spring term, will owe $200 for this session.

We have enough fencers to be open on Mondays & Wednesdays in Manchester, and Tuesdays & Thursdays in Rochester.  The club hours will be 6:30 to 9:00 (or later if people want more bouting).  Sundays in Rochester will only be open for the beginning and intermediate students that were in the middle of their classes when we shut down.

Fencers, if you have were waiting until we open to decide whether to fence this summer, please click on the link below, and put your name on each day you want to fence.  

 

Manchester Classes:  New twice a week classes in Manchester will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays (starting June 17: Beginning 6:30 to 7:30, and Intermediate 6:30 to 7:45.

Rochester Classes:    New twice a week classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays on Tuesdays (starting June 18)- Beginning 6:30 to 7:30, Intermediate 7:00 to 8:15.  For those students who were in the middle of their classes will able to finish their session with once a week classes on Sundays (starting June 21), Beginning 5:00 to 6:15 and Intermediate 5:00 to 6:30.

We also plan to be open in August, Manchester on Mondays and Wednesdays, and Rochester on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with twice a week beginning and intermediate  classes offered in both clubs.

So if you know someone who has ever expressed an interest in learning to fence, give them my contact information.  The club you save could be your own!

Seacoast Will Remain Closed Until June 15

The Governor extended the stay at home order an additional two weeks.  So Manchester will reopen on Monday,  June 15, and Rochester on Tuesday, June 16.  Because of this additional delay in opening, both clubs will stay open until July 16. 

I hope to have enough fencers to be open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 7:00 to 9:00 (or later if people want more bouting).

Fencers, please click on the link below, and put your name on each day you want to fence.  We will be open each day where we have at least four fencers signed up.

 

Manchester Classes:  Twice a week classes in Manchester will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays (starting June 15: Beginning 6:30 to 7:30, and Intermediate 6:30 to 7:45.

Rochester Classes: Once a week classes will be held on Sundays (starting June 21)- Beginning 5:00 to 6:15, and Intermediate 5:00 to 6:30.  Classes will also be held on Tuesdays (starting June 25)- Beginning 6:30 to 7:30, Intermediate 7:00 to 8:15.

We also plan to be open in August, Manchester on Mondays and Wednesdays, and Rochester on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with twice a week beginning and intermediate  classes offered in both clubs.

So if you know someone who has ever expressed an interest in learning to fence, give them my contact information.  The club you save could be your own!

 

We are allowed to reopen on Monday, June 1 in Manchester, and Tuesday, June 2 in Rochester. Those who paid the Spring Dues can fence in June at no charge to make up for the time we were closed by order of the Governor.

Please indicate what days you plan to fence in June.  We will have (if I can get it) hand sanitizer at the entry door for everyone.   Fencers should wear face masks during warm ups, stretching, and footwork.  We can see if fencing in face masks is workable.  I will require no physical contact and six feet of distance between fencers- the normal distance between fencers- no infighting allowed.

Non fencers must wear face masks if waiting inside- they can wait in their cars if they prefer.

Hopefully, we can reopen safely on June 1st & 2nd.

Please put the name of the fencer under each day of the week you plan to fence in June using the google spreadsheet below.  All three age groups are being offered (Children, Youth, and Junior/Adult)- but we must have four signed up to offer that age group’s meeting on that day.

I hope to see all of you on Monday, June 1st!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_uRkf7HSivGA1qAwqnwMpyLXguzf7CZ0pjFH1l2sbZ4/edit#gid=0

When Will We Fence Again?

Well, it appears that the Governor’s opening up businesses in NH does not include fencing. We will have to remain shut down until May 31.

I will send out an email this week with a link to a google doc to see if there is interest in weekly group call in phone lessons (not video).  I plan to start the lessons at 6:30 pm.  Pick which days will work for you- I will hold the lesson on whatever day the most people selected.

First will be hydration, diet, and nutrition- during this shut down, normal activities may have led to some, shall we  say, less than stellar decisions on that front.   Second will be a discussion on tactical and strategic theory and implementation.  Third will be on directing bouts (yes, I know we covered that earlier in the season).  Read the rule book before that class!  The fourth will be how to prepare for a competition.   Hopefully, we will come back to the club and start fencing again on Monday, June 1.

I miss working with all of you!