After-School Fencing Programs for Children of all ages

PROGRAMFencing In Your School!

Provide a new and exciting after-school activity option for your students!

Fencing Calgary is a non-profit Local Sport Association dedicated to the accessibility and development of the sport of fencing for children and youth at the introductory and community levels. After-School programs offer participants the option to try a new activity in their school without the barriers of transportation, equipment and high program costs associated with sport participation in Calgary.

Fencing Calgary After-School fencing is easy to schedule (short sessions & flexible facility requirements), cost effective to participants families and professionally coached. Programming is applicable for grades 3 through 12.

LearnGuiding Principles

  • Provides an after-school activity option that potentially provides a bridge to further participation in physical activity and an active living lifestyle
  • Coaches are experienced and highly trained (National Coaching Certification Program)
  • Many program coaches are professional coaches (NCCP level 3,4) and some have an Alberta Teaching Certificate
  • Emphasis on fun and inclusive participation: “Learn while having fun & Have fun while learning!” in a safe, stimulating and positive environment
  • A Physical Literacy focus is embedded within the program activities
  • Utilizes modified equipment appropriate for age and physical size

learnGoals & Objectives

  • Introduce basic fencing skills and rules in cooperation with partners and groups utilizing the concepts of fair play and respect for a safe environment
  •  Develop and introduce fundamental movement skills (agility, balance, coordination)
  • To develop basic motor skills
  • To develop hand-eye coordination
  • Provide an opportunity for students to try fencing for the first time or to continue participation after an in-school PE program

learnHow It Works

  • Fencing Calgary partners with schools interested in sponsoring an after-school program by providing all programming requirements (experienced coaching / instruction, equipment, resources and facility rental costs when a facility space donation is impossible)
  • Sponsoring schools assist in helping to create awareness of the program through the student body and with parents
  • To promote accessibility, the overall costs of the program are partially subsidized by Fencing Calgary’s partners.
  • There is an affiliate fee to Fencing Canada and a low program fee to participants families.
  • Schools are not responsible for collecting fees or managing registration

easyProgram Equipment & Facility

  • All required equipment is included in the program cost and provided by Fencing Calgary
  • Equipment is modified in size and composition dependant on the age / grade of the class (modified plastic and foam equipment is utilized at lower grade levels) much like floor hockey or lacrosse
  • Facility rental costs can be provided to schools if a donation of space is impossible
  • After-school programs are best delivered in a gymnasium environment however due to the nature of the activity, other spaces such as lunch areas, multi-purpose rooms or even outside is appropriate to help with program

freeTeacher Involvement

  • Fencing Calgary recognizes the unparalleled value of teacher involvement in its programming
  • Any teacher with an interest in learning the sport and helping their students learn the activity alongside our professional coaches is invited to participate in After-School Fencing!
  • Being a Phys. Ed teacher is NOT required!
  • Fencing Calgary offers FREE teacher-coach and parent-coach training sessions for those interested in getting involved and learning more!

After-School Program Options

Basic After-School Initiation / Awareness

Option A

3 hour program– 1 hour blocks (3 days; 1 hour per day ANY combination of days)

Cost to The Participant:

$30 for registration AFA / CFF Affiliate
$30 for program fee
Total $60.00


  • Participants learn all basic skills, rules and conduct of participation
  • Upon completion, participants can continue participation in their community
  • Program utilizes mini-fencing (modified fencing – plastic equipment)
Learn to Play the Fencing Way Program

Option B

6 hour program– 1 hour blocks (3 weeks; 2 days per week OR 6 weeks; 1 day per week)

Cost To the Participant:

$30 for registration AFA / CFF Affiliates
$60 for program fee
Total:   $90.00


  • Participants are ready for active participation within a Community Fencing Program
  • Can begin ‘yellow level’ in the Canadian Fencing Federation Badge Program
  • Can participate in a mini-meet with peers
  • Ready to join club fencing if desired
  • Program utilizes mini-fencing equipment and conventional electronic scoring equipment
Customized Curriculum

Option C

Fencing Calgary will customize a fencing program to suit any schools schedule and individual requirements. Contact us for more information.

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