How parents can help young fencers in competitions

Once again, the Academy of Fencing Masters Blog has put together some smart, practical advice for parents of young fencers who are just beginning to compete. Here’s an excerpt:

“New fencers often struggle with knowing what to do in competition, and naturally so. Y8, Y10, and Y12 fencing competitors are on the whole new to all of this, new to big deal that competition is. And a fencing competition is a big deal. Remember though that these kids are still learning how to navigate life all the way round, from putting their clothes away properly to checking out a book at the library. We can’t expect them to just know how to do this in the best way.”

Read all their tips here.