Seacoast had a highly successful summer, bringing in 22 new beginning students to the club in the June/July and August sessions- a new record! (more than double the average over the past 11 years). The summer session will end in Manchester on Monday, August 31, and in Rochester on Tuesday, September 1.
And now it is time to start the regular season! We start right after Labor Day (Rochester on 9/8, Manchester on 9/9).
Click on the Covid-19 menu at the top of this page to see the procedures we are following to keep everyone safe.
And we will, of course, continue to welcome members from all area clubs who want to train with us until their old clubs reopen.
Please use the link below to sign up for the Fall term (September, October, and November), so your teammates will know who is coming each night
Beginning and intermediate classes will resume the once a week classes during the regular season (September thru May). If you are interested in learning to fence, please email the head coach at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can call him at 603/428-7040 between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm if you have questions.
August started the new season for USA Fencing, so be sure to renew your membership. 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
As always, please bring payments to the first meeting of the term. Cash or checks payable to Seacoast Fencing Club – we do not accept credit cards.
I will offer an advanced class later this term in both locations. Private lessons are offered in both locations as well.
Seacoast offers three training groups in both clubs for fencers who have successfully completed the beginning and intermediate classes: Children (ages 7 to 12), Youth (10 to 14), and Juniors & Adults (13 to 80).
Children Will join Youths on Mondays and Wednesdays
Youths 6:30 to 7:45 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays
Juniors and Adults 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays
Most of the epee fencers have chosen to meet on Wednesday evenings, while the others will meet on both Mondays and Wednesdays.
Children Will join Youths on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Youths 6:30 to 7:45 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Juniors and Adults 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays
5:30 to 7:30 pm on Sundays, but will email each other before coming to the club
All Seacoast fencers can come to both the Manchester and Rochester locations if they want to pick up an extra day of fencing (with new mix of fencers). No extra charge.
As always, we are happy to stay an extra half hour if fencers want more time on the strip!
Tuition for the three month Fall Term (September, October, and November)
Advanced Class $100 (a great way to learn more offensive and defensive techniques for newer and younger fencers). Meets once a week for 30 minutes, for nine classes, 7:45 to 8:15 pm. Manchester on Mondays and Rochester on Thursdays.