Prepping for fencing competition is part planning for the actual competition and part planning for the travel itself. Though it might seem like the planning for the actual competitive aspect is the most important aspect of getting ready for these big tournaments such as Regional or Super Youth Circuits (RYC’s or SYC’s), Junior Olympics (JO’s), Fencing Summer Nationals (SN), or the North America Cup Tournaments (NAC’s), participation in them involves a great deal of planning outside of the tournament itself. Getting that planning right can make things exponentially easier for the fencer who is in attendance, which is an important part of performing well in this environment.
That’s all well and good to know, but planning for this kind of travel is intimidating and overwhelming at times. That’s why we’ve put together a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to planning your travel so that it can be as easy as possible. Travel to big fencing competition shouldn’t be a struggle!