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Fencing Summer Nationals Made Easy: Everything you need to know in one eBook

Fencing Summer Nationals and NACs guide - 3D coverWith Fencing Summer Nationals quickly approaching, we know that some of you first-time attendees (fencers and parents) have questions and concerns about how to prepare, what to expect, and what to do once you’re there. New fencers often get nervous and their parents get stressed from the uncertainty. With the number of fencers and the size of the competition, Summer Nationals and North American Cups (NACs) can be overwhelming—but are also overwhelmingly FUN!

We want you to be able to focus on enjoying the event and fencing your best. To that end, we’ve written an eBook that compiles the information that we’ve shared with first-time parents over the last couple of years. We tend to get the same questions from different parents, and we know that a little knowledge can go a long way in calming the anxiety and setting yourself up for a fun competition.

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Fencing Equipment Shopping for Parents: Finally a guide to answer all of your questions!

Buying guide to fencing equipment and gear - a complete fencing equipment shopping guideOne of the main job requirements for parenting is: Make sure your child has what they need.

Not emotional needs, although those are certainly important, but making sure they have their lunch, that they walk out the door with their school project, that they aren’t the only child to show up on “Bake Sale Day” without a baked good—and that they are prepared for every lesson, practice, and social event.

With competitive fencing, this can be a challenge since many parents aren’t familiar with the sport. The good news is that most of you have the same questions and we’ve heard them all (or better say most of them 🙂 ). As fellow parents, we want to help you buy what you need with minimal stress and without breaking the bank. You don’t have to figure it out on your own and you don’t need to spend a fortune.

We took all of the questions we hear at our club and put the answers into one fencing equipment shopping guide that you can download online:

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Now Available: AFM’s FREE Online Book for Parents of Fencers

We’ve been working hard to provide you with a consolidated resource for all the things parents need to know when they’re new to fencing. Our new book, “Parents’ Guide to Fencing: Everything You Need to Know to Start Your Child in the Sport of Fencing,” is available for download HERE. We encourage you to read it and share it freely with other fencing parents!

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