2019-20 Scottish Fencing Pathways Squad - APPLY NOW!

2019-20 Scottish Fencing Pathways Squad

 

Applications are now OPEN for the 2019-20 Scottish Fencing Pathways Squad. To join, please follow this link - CLICK HERE TO JOIN!

 

Scottish Fencing are committed to preparing our next generation of athletes for the demands of high-level competition. To build on the great work being done by coaches within our clubs, we will create a squad with an environment of consistent, purposeful development by bringing together our most committed young athletes on a regular basis and working together to improve our performance.

 

We will work together and challenge each other as a team - athletes, coaches, referees and support staff - before travelling to Poland and Challenge Wrastislavia in March 2020.

 

Outcome

To prepare the next generation of Scottish athletes for the demands of international / high-quality competition.

 

Structure

Athletes will come together 6 times for Pathways Squad training sessions. These sessions will include both fencing and non-fencing elements, all aimed at preparing athletes for the demands of high-quality competition.

 

Dates

October 26th         November 24th

January 19th          February 16th        March 1st     April 26th   

 

Venue(s)

TBC

 

Eligibility

  • Athletes born in 2005 and after.
  • Under-11 (2009 and after), Under-13 (2007-08) and Under-15 (2005-06) athletes (2019-20 season).
  • A commitment to travel to Challenge Wratislavia 2020 (March 19th-23rd).

 

Travel

Athletes will be responsible for arranging their own travel and accommodation to Challenge Wratislavia. Scottish Fencing can offer guidance if necessary.

 

Staff

We have recruited 3 x Lead Weapons Coaches - Foil, Sabre and Epee - who will work together with the Team Manager and Pathways Manager, to prepare our young athletes for CW2020. This will include the planning and delivery of a season-long training programme for athletes using their particular weapon.

 

Cost

£150 (or 6 x £25 per month by Direct Debit) – does not include travel / accommodation to Challenge Wratislavia.

 

Youth Development Series

All Pathways Squad members can access the Foundation for Scottish Fencing’s Youth Development Series events for a hugely discounted rate of £35 for a Season Pass (normally £50). For more information on these events, see here – Youth Development Series.

 

More Information

For more information, please contact Blair Cremin, Pathways Manager, at blair.cremin@scottish-fencing.com.