There was an article floating around from ScholarshipStats (which can be found here) last week making the claim that high school fencers had a roughly 30% chance to fence on an NCAA team (29% for Men, 35% for Women). Too Good To Be True? At first glance, 30-ish percent is a rather large number. The national average is around 8% for high school athletes in any sport to … [Read more...] about Roughly 35% of Women High School Fencers Will Fence On An NCAA Team
Before I left for Budapest, I asked the /r/fencing Subreddit what they wanted me to write about. The top response was: "Stuff that I can steal without doing work or knowing things." So after a little more than a month of learning the foil system, here's a short Buzzfeed-style list of five tips for coaches that will make your lessons better if you weren't already doing … [Read more...] about The FIE Coaching Academy: Quick Coaching Tips
One section in my first article about the FIE Coaching Academy generated more questions than any other. It discussed the criticism that I received about my lessons on day one of the Academy; that my lesson didn't follow a system: His initial critique was that the lessons all appeared to lack a system. The actions were drawn from a hat, and executed without a logical … [Read more...] about The FIE Coaching Academy: Fencing Systems
In January 2016, the FIE kicked off a new fencing program aimed at grassroots coaching development and top tier athlete pipeline development: the FIE Coaching Academy. The Academy is held in Budapest, Hungary. The intensive 3 month program graduates 2 cohorts per year. I'm currently attending the FIE Coaching Academy and this is the first in a series of articles about my … [Read more...] about The FIE Coaching Academy: Acceptance, Arrival and Week One
I enjoy fencing people who run a lot! It’s more satisfying when you set up a party riposte last second! For me the high intensity and high speed is so much fun and a great workout! Bam!
Dagmara Wozniak is contributing to Fencing.Net to give a look at the life of an athlete training and competing for a spot on the USA Fencing Team. You can support Dagmara via her Pursui.it fundraising campaign. We asked you to provide some questions for Olympic hopeful Dagmara Wozniak and you provided them! Here are 6 questions that we took from reader comments in the … [Read more...] about 6 Questions for Dagmara Wozniak