“Mom and Dad, I want to quit fencing.”
This is a serious situation that many fencing parents have had to face. They put a great deal of effort and hard work into supporting their child in this rigorous and expensive sport, only to have them suddenly want to quit.
The statistics back up the experience – 70% of children drop out of organized sports by the time they turn thirteen. That’s a sad number! Youth sports in general, and we believe that fencing in particular, are powerful and important for kids. We see so often that families struggle with pushing kids into fencing at younger ages, only to find that they burn out and don’t want to keep up. It’s especially tough to see a fencer with dedication and talent drop out.