Parent Tips for a Fencing Tournament
Damien has written up a post related to parent behavior at fencing tournaments. It follows along with his previous open letter to fencing parents and it is worth a read:
Parent Tips for a Fencing Tournament by Craig Harkins
The people-watching associated with fencing is often as entertaining as the sport itself—and this couldn’t be truer when it comes to watching parents during a tournament. Parents during tournaments can range from enthusiastic cheerleaders to coaches (either actual coaches or parents who think they know something when they don’t) and to parents you would think are mental asylum escapees.
This last weekend at Junior Olympics, our club had two parents who played a really supportive role in their kids becoming Junior Olympic champions. I wanted to share this article with you as a primer on conducting oneself as a parent during a tournament. Curious to hear your ideas.