A joint effort between the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee and the National Governing Bodies, the Athlete Development Model (ADM) focuses on long-term athlete development principles with the ultimate goal of creating positive experiences for American athletes at every level. Make fencing your lifelong sport!
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Our mission is to provide quality instruction in fencing and life skills that prepare our athletes to be effective contributors to their communities, schools and professional lives.
FIT provides off-campus PE instruction. Contact your school's Admin.
PARAFENCING (Wheelchair) currently meeting on Sunday at 3 PM.
Recreational and beginning level fencers who may compete at local and Regional events.
Team members compete at local, Regional, National, International and Olympic/Paralympic tournaments. Click here for more information.
Also called Wheelchair Fencing, this group is both recreational and competitive team fencers. You do not have to be restricted to a wheelchair to participate. Click here for more information.
This group is dedicated to remembering historical fencing techniques from the Victorian age. The group is free to currently enrolled FIT students. Others may attend for a nominal fee. Training is Wednesday evening with a Salon one Sunday per month. Fencers perform historical fencing demonstrations throughout Texas.
Summer Day Camps, Summer Competitive Camps, and Seminars are currently on hold while we weather the coronavirus pandemic. FIT usually holds summer day camps, summer and winter competitive training camps, and various seminars throughout the year.
We're bringing back our Summer Day Camps There are two sessions scheduled:
Full day, 9am - 4pm; extended drop-off and/or pick-up available for an additional fee.
Current FIT fencers receive a $30 discount.
Ages 10 - 14; others with permission of the coach.
Fencers will experience all three weapons (foil, epee and sabre). Come and learn proper fencing techniques from a Nationally certified coach, as well as play lots of fun games.
Bring a sack lunch, one or two snacks and drinks; also bring a water bottle and or sports drinks each day.
Students should wear comfortable exercise clothing and tennis shoes. You will be wearing protective fencing clothing, and exercising, so you should consider brining an extra t-shirt to change into after fencing.
Legs must be fully covered either by sweat pants or long shorts and long socks.
COVID masks must be worn inside the venue at all times. These must cover the nose and mouth, and can not be bandana or gator style. This is a USA Fencing requirement.
All students must be non-competitive members of USA Fencing. You may obtain a membership at USAFencing.org under the Membership tab.
Temperatures will be checked at the door and recorded each day for anyone entering the facility.
CAMPS MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF 6 STUDENTS OR THE SESSION WILL BE CANCELED. Refunds will be given.
CLICK on the blue box below to be taken to the registration waiver. (FIT fencers should use their member portal to register.)
From youth to senior, from recreational to international competitors, from ambulatory to adaptive athlete, FIT has something for everyone. FIT is a designated Paralympic Sport Club for fencing.
STRATEGIC DIRECTION - At FIT we believe a successful athlete sets goals for themselves. In order to create the premier fencing club of North Texas, we developed some goals.
• Create and support a long term athlete development (ADM) model to develop excellence and support success for both competitive and recreational fencers
• Develop and support a coaching structure to drive athlete success
• Increase participation and improve the quality of fencing activities
• Develop, provide, improve and maintain tools and resources to support an effective competitive and recreational fencing sport system
MISSION – Our mission is to provide quality instruction in fencing and life skills that prepare our athletes to be effective contributors to their communities, schools and professional lives.
PURPOSE – To be the premier provider of instruction in the art of fencing at all levels, in all weapons while providing an unsurpassed standard of excellence in teaching able-bodied and Paralympic children and adults. To deliver consistent and professional instruction to all students from child to adult in every class, every day so that they may realize their maximum potential in this sport and in life.
VISION – To be known as the sport’s leader in providing quality instruction and consistently delivering outstanding student service to the students we serve.
CORE VALUES –
1. Treat every person the way you want to be treated.
2. Extend grace to those who are willing to try to excel.
3. Seek first to understand others before trying to be understood.
4. Choose relationships over profits and or tournament results.
5. Think outside the box – always question the status quo
6. Recognize success and provide positive and compassionate training to ensure continuation of success.
FIT has a zero tolerance policy for discrimination or harassment. Any and all incidents should be reported to our Diversity/Equality/Inclusion representative, Andrea Wilkinson, SafeSport representative, Lauri Lewis, our General Manager Brenda Waddoups, to any coach or Board of Directors member.