application deadline for consideration in the Fall trimester is Friday, September 13!
WFA REGIONAL TEAM
The goal of the WFA Regional Team is to enhance and facilitate competition at the local (greater Seattle area) and regional (outside the greater Seattle area) tournaments. To do so, we have designed this program to mimic the Select/Premier programs in other sports. The goal is to provide access to the best training and coaching so students may realize their full fencing potential and distinguish themselves as the best of the WFA, while helping to guide parents through the often-complicated process of competition. Tournaments will generally be at the RYC/RJCC level, but there will be a few non-point level local tournaments as well. This will help ensure our team members have the opportunity to receive regional points necessary to move to become eligible for higher-level competitions, such as the Junior Olympics, NACs, and Nationals/July Challenge.
If you or your student is passionate about competing, wants to focus their training on competition, and is excited to represent the WFA, then consider joining the WFA Regional Team! Talk to your coach to determine if you are ready to be a part of this wonderful experience!
Gold Level Membership (unlimited group lessons)
Strip coaching at predefined tournaments
WFA Regional Team Patch for their uniform
Access to a locker
Assistance with travel organization and competition questions
End of Season Awards/Recognition Ceremony
A three-month commitment to being on the WFA team;
Attend at least three lessons per week (can be a combination of intermediate and competitive classes, private lessons, or open fencing)
Be willing to attend and compete in the following:
at least two local (Seattle area) tournaments per trimester
at least one regional (outside of the Seattle area) tournament per trimester
Maintain a USA Fencing Competitive Membership
Purchase and maintain their own competitive gear
If you are a WFA member and are interested in joining the team, you may apply submitting the form below. You must inform us of your interest in the program by the deadlines below to be considered for the Team that trimester. Final team composition is at the discretion of the coaches.
For the purposes of the Regional Team, we have divided the fencing season into trimesters:
Trimester 1: Sept 15 through Dec. 15 (application deadline: September 13)
Trimester 2: Dec 15 through Mar 15 (application deadline: December 1)
Trimester 3: Mar 15 through June 15 (application deadline: March 1)