The SabreCat System

Skill Development

Program

About the SabreCat System

The SabreCat System is an is an athlete-centered, educational experience guided by the principles of the American Development Model. Cutting Edge Fencing was the first club in our region to embrace wholeheartedly the athlete-centered best practices espoused by the American Development Model, and our training program is guided by extensive experience in the sport. Our entire coaching staff is certified by the United States Fencing Coaches Association, and our program was designed by professional educators with decades of experience in fencing and education.

Advancement Program Progression

Introduction Level

Fundamental Safety and Movement Skills

1 - 2 months

Learning Objectives

Culture

Train

Fence

Learn the basic language of fencing

Display knowledge of key safety elements of fencing

Demonstrate fundamental movement and blade skills of sabre

How you should participate

Classes

1-2 Footwork and Target classes a week

Beginner Level

Offensive and Defensive Elements of Sabre

3 - 4 Months

Learning Objectives

Culture

Train

Fence

Display fundamental knowledge of the language of safety and culture of fencing

Demonstrate fundamental fencing training concepts

Demonstrate fundamental offensive and defensive elements of sabre

How you should participate

Classes

1-2 Footwork and Target classes a week

1-2 Movement and Conditioning classes a week

Basic Level

Basic Fencing Competencies

6 - 9 Months

Learning Objectives

Culture

Train

Fence

Referee

Learn to engage in partner work in a safe and respectful manner

Learn about the different elements of fencing practice

Demonstrate basic sabre comptetencies

Display basic refereeing skills

How you should participate

Classes

Bouting

Private Training

1-2 Footwork and Target classes a week

1-2 Movement and Conditioning classes a week

1-2 Basic Drills classes a week

1 Basic Bouting Skills sessions a week

1-2 Open Bouting Sessions a month

1 Private Lesson a month

How you should compete

Novice Competitions on on occasional basis

Intermediate Level

9 - 12 Months

Learning Objectives

Introduction to Preparations and Tactical Progressions

Culture

Train

Fence

Referee

Display standards of interaction for an experienced fencer

Integrate different types of training to support fencing development

Utilize preparations and tactical progressions in bouting scenarios

Apply knowledge of fencing to referee full bouts in training scenarios

How you should participate

Classes

Bouting

Private Training

Camps/Clinics

2-3 Footwork and Target classes a week

2 Movement and Conditioning classes a week

2-3 Basic & Advanced Drills Classes a week

1-2 Open Bouting sessions a week

1 Private Lesson a week

Weekend Intensives occasionally

Summer Skills Camp

How you should compete

Local tournaments and regional events that don't require travel

Competitive Level

Deceiving the Opponent and Complex Tactical Progressions

12 - 18 Months

Learning Objectives

Culture

Train

Fence

Referee

Contribute to the culture of the fencing salle using established standards

Integrate proper nutrition and conditioning to support competitive fencing

Use deception and complex preparations during competition

Demonstrate knowledge of tournament refereeing

How you should participate

Classes

Bouting

Private Training

Camps/Clinics

3 Footwork and Target classes a week

2 Movement and Conditioning classes a week + Strength Training

3 Basic & Advanced Drills Classes a week

2-3 Open Bouting sessions a week

2 Private Lessons a week

Weekend Intensives regularly

Summer Competition Camp

How you should compete

Regular Regional events and occasional age-appropriate national events

Performance Level

Planning to Win

12 - 18 months

Learning Objectives

Culture

Train

Fence

Referee

Contribute to the long term development of the fencing salle

Utilize long-term planning and analysis to support competitive excellence

Implement integrated bout strategy for competitive success

Apply knowledge fencing to complex refereeing situations

How you should participate

Classes

Bouting

Private Training

Camps/Clinics

3-4 Footwork and Target classes a week

2 Movement and Conditioning classes a week + Strength Training

3 Basic & Advanced Drills Classes a week

3-4 Open Bouting sessions a week

2 Private Lesson a week

Weekend Intensives regularly

Summer Competition Camp

Performance Camps with other clubs

How you should compete

Occasional Regional events 

Regular age-appropriate national events

National Championship events

 
 
 
 
 
 

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