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The 2018 USFCA Annual Coaches Academy     Jul 22, 2018 - Jul 28, 2018
University of Nevada, Las Vegas: Las Vegas, NV The United States Fencing Coaches Association is proud to offer the 2018 Coaches Academy at the University of Las Vegas. Throughout the week, participants will improve their coaching skills, learn and share new techniques, and network with fellow coaches.
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   Map to 4505 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154 Las Vegas NV 89154
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Welcome to the 2018 Coaches Academy presented by the United States Fencing Coaches Association

This year's Coaches Academy will take place on the beautiful campus of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. The Coaches Academy will have access to their state of the art facility and amenities throughout the conference. You can learn more about UNLV by visiting their website here:

Peter Burchard, USFCA President, will be leading this year's coaching academy with an array of skilled Fencing Masters including Cody Mattern, Jennifer Oldham, Connie Louie-Handelman, Yves Auriol, and more!

Workshops, seminars, and training sessions will include:
Beginning through Elite Athlete Development
Modern Teaching Methods of the Individual Lesson
Strip Coaching Athletes
Footwork & Group Lesson Instruction
Training Lifetime Athletes: Topics for Veteran Fencers
First Aid and CPR Seminar with Red Cross
Business Models: How to improve your club's business presence
Professional Development and Networking Sessions

Beginning Level Coaches
If you are new to coaching fencing, and want a jump start on your coaching career, you are encouraged to attend! New and beginning level coaches are welcomed at Coaches Academy, you will have access to a wealth of coaching knowledge and have the ability to work towards earning your first coaching certification.

High School Coaches
High School fencing teams are growing rapidly throughout the United States. If you are Coaching a High School team, chances are you are building your program from the ground up. The curriculum at Coaches Academy will help you get started and give you a firm foundation to build your team, and earning an accreditation is great professional development opportunity.

Intermediate through Advanced Coaches
Intermediate through advanced level coaches have athletes regularly competing at the regional through national level and are working towards earning higher levels of coaching certification. Coaches Academy provides a challenging and supportive environment for coaches to improve their individual lesson skills, learn new exercises and techniques, and improve their sense of timing and distance.

Instruction begins Sunday July 22nd at 10am and concludes Saturday July 28th with the Annual General Meeting & Luncheon 12-2pm.

Tuition & Registration
Tuition for the 2018 USFCA Coaches Academy is $1200 for the week, which includes all 7 days of coaching training, seminars, and workshops as well as housing on the beautiful campus of UNLV. For local coaches, or those wanting to select their own housing option, the tuition fee is $900 for the week.

Your space is reserved when you pre-register and pay the $250, nonrefundable, registration fee. Your deposit is applied to the final balance due.

Your balance can be paid by clicking "Preregister" above and selecting appropriate tuition fees.

Or, checks can be mailed to:
United States Fencing Coaches Association
514 NW 164th Street, Edmond, OK 73013-2001

Congratulations to this year's scholarship recipients Greg Domashovetz and Maria Slagle.

Additional Information & Updates
Please visit to renew or update your membership information, and visit the Library for resources to prepare for written and practical exams.

The schedule is available at:

Please be patient as we are working furiously to update our content, modernize our testing system, and improve communication!

Check out what Saber Coach Kate and others had to say about the 2017 Coaches Academy on her blog!