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USFCA NorthEast Regional Coaches Clinic     Nov 4, 2017 - Nov 5, 2017
Concord Fencing Club: Concord, NH This is an Introductory and Intermediate fencing coaching clinic featuring experienced and professional coaches as presenters. USFCA practical exams in Foil, Epee, and Saber will be available by arrangement. Please check here for any updated information.
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   Map to 126 Hall St. Suite D Concord NH 03301
posted 08/15/2017
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This is an Introductory and Intermediate fencing coaching clinic featuring experienced and professional coaches Paul Sise, and John Krauss. Please check back here for any updated information about the clinic.

The clinic will focus on coaching the fundamental actions, putting them into group and individual lessons, and how to include footwork as a tactical element in the lessons.

USFCA Assistant Moniteur, Moniteur, and Prevot practical exams will be available by arrangement at the clinic. Provide the necessary information about your interest in examination when you pre-register here. USFCA Examiner Training will also be given to eligible Prevots and Masters attending.

Paul Sise and John Krauss are USFCA certified Fencing Masters. Coach Sise is currently Chair of the USFCA's Certification and Accreditation Board. Coach Krauss is a former USFCA Vice-President and Chair of Conference Committee. He now serves on the Certification and Accreditation Board.

See here for testimonials from previous clinics given by Krauss and Sise:

9 am till 4 pm each day, with additional time in the evenings for exams as necessary.

General Schedule Planned:
Saturday, November 4th
Times & Topic:
9:00 – 9:15 AM Introductions & Announcements
9:15 – 10:00 AM Safety and Professionalism
10:00 – 11:00 AM Basic Teaching Methods,Teaching Warm-Up Activities,Footwork Technique
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM The Physical Job of the Coach, Different Types of Ripostes,Teaching Prise de Fer Actions
12:30 – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 PM Group Lesson Construction, Using a simple drill as a foundation to build complexity
2:00 – 2:30 PM Teaching Simple Lessons
2:30 – 3:00 PM Additional Coaches’ Practice – Giving Lessons with Feedback
3:00 – 3:30 PM Teaching Right-of-Way
3:30 – 4:00 PM Teaching Actions Using the Tactical Wheel
4:00 PM - Evening Examinations

Sunday, November 5th
Times & Topic:
9:00 – 9:15 AM Announcements & Exam Recognitions
9:15 – 10:00 AM Strategy and Tactics
10:00 – 11:00 AM Teaching Tactical Footwork
11:00 – 12:00 PM Tactical Preparation
12:00 – 12:30 PM Lunch (Taking Group Picture)
12:30 – 1:30 PM Basic Options Lesson
1:30 – 2:15 PM Moving from Beginner to Competitive Difficulty lessons
2:15 – 2:45 PM Advanced Options/Training Lesson
2:45 – 3:45 PM Additional Coaches’ Practice – Giving Lessons with Feedback
3:45 – 4:00 PM Wrap –up, Certificates and Evaluations
4:00 PM - Evening Examinations (if necessary)

Venue & Host:
Concord Fencing Club
126 Hall St. D
Concord, NH 03301

Contact Concord Fencing Club (for local information):
Althea Haropulos (Business Manager)
(603) 224-3560 (club phone)

Contact John Krauss (for program information):
John Krauss
(207) 974-8461 (cell/text/facebook messenger)

Fees: (Early registration date extended to 10/23)
Save money by preregistering and paying on or prior to
October 23rd! The early registration fee is $200.
If you register and pay after October 23rd the fee is $250. 
If you can only attend one day, the early registration fee is $100 per day paid on or before October 23rd.
Late registration fee is $125 per day after October 23rd. 

Fencers (non-coaches) wishing to attend and take a lot of lessons for a set fee for the weekend, please contact Concord Fencing Club. Exams have separate fees and are paid through the USFCA website.

Please send checks to the host venue, and made out to Concord Fencing Club. Note USFCA NE Regional Coaches Clinic on your check. Mail to:

Concord Fencing Club
126 Hall St. D
Concord, NH 03301

You may pay, after the deadline, at the door at the higher rate. To pay by credit card, please contact Concord Fencing Club. Thank you.

Best Western Concord Inn & Suites
97 Hall St, Concord, NH 03301 (603)228-4300
Residence Inn by Marriott
91 Hall St, Concord, NH 03301 (603)226-0012
Comfort Inn
71 Hall St, Concord, NH 03301 (603)226-4100

Exams: (Optional)

USFCA Assistant Moniteur, Moniteur, and Prevot practical exams will be available.
A limited number of exams will be offered. If you are interested in an exam, please email Paul Sise at

Each weapon has separate practical exams, so if you would like to be a 3 weapon Moniteur, you'll need to take one written exam but register for, pay for, and take three separate practical exams. If demand for Moniteur exams is high, priority will be given to getting each person
certified in one weapon rather than having only a of couple people take multiple exams.


How to register for USFCA exams:

Requirements prior to practical examination (at clinic):
-USFCA Membership
-Website Password and User ID - To take on-line written tests.
-Pass exam required written test.
-Payment of exam fees to USFCA

1. Go to
2. To Register for exam and to pay membership on-line at, you will need to create a website login user ID
and password to use the on-line registration process. Go to On the right top of the Home webpage, click "Register" and follow the procedures to obtain a User ID/Password.
3. After you are able to log onto the website, go to "Membership" on the top menu, read the benefits and scroll to bottom of page to the link to
join on-line, then follow procedures to join the USFCA on-line.
4. Then, go to "Certification", and read carefully the information for examination, then on the side bar, choose "Exam Registration" and follow procedures to take an examination.
5) (IMPORTANT) Bring proof of passing the written exam and proof of paying for the practical exam to the clinic. We will not be accepting payment for exams at the clinic.