07/06/2024- Coach


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BF is hosting another Coach Development Week in Stratford-upon-Avon, between the 18th and 22nd July 2024. The event is one of the rare occasions where all three coaching courses are offered at the same time. The location will be once again King Edward VI School.

What do you need to know about the courses?

Online Introduction to Coaching Fencing (ITCF) is a hybrid format of the original 2-day course. The candidate can expect to dedicate 8 hours to study the theoretical modules, available on the BF Learning Zone platform.  After submission of a few assignments, they will receive individual feedback from the Coach Developer, and complete the preparation for the practical session on the 18th July. Click here to understand the hybrid format.

This course is for you if you:

  • Have been fencing for at least 12 months.
  • Want to run introductory group sessions for beginners.
  • Have a passion for creating a positive environment for everyone to enjoy fencing as much as you do.

Read more about the course content here.

There are 5 places left, so book now to secure one for you:


If you already have a Level 1 qualification and are looking to take the next step in your coaching, Coaching Fencing Level 2 (CFL2) is your choice. We recommend that you gain experience and confidence in your coaching before signing up in order to make the most out this training. Here, you will gain weapon-specific skills and get prepared to coach individual sessions. Come and join us in this course between 19th and 22nd July if you:

  • Have mastered the how-to-coach skills and are ready to demonstrate them with confidence.
  • Want to be prepared to best serve your fencers who are progressing in their fencing journey and need more attention on the technical and tactical sides of their practice.
  • Want to master the skills to coach a weapon of your choice.

Syllabus available here.

There are still several places left: 9 for foil, 10 for epee, and 10 for sabre.


To help athletes moving into performance training and international competition, your next training should be the Weapon Specific Level 3 (WS3) course. Due to the reduced number of candidates that qualify to participate, this course is the least frequent of all. Another WS3 is not in the plans yet for the rest of the year, so if you are considering getting a WS3 qualification in 2024, don’t miss this opportunity. The course runs between the 18th and 22nd July. Get in touch if you are not able to join us this time around but are interested in a WS3 – this helps us to make plans for more courses, especially in different regions.

WS3 is suitable for coaches who:

  • Have been coaching for a number of years.
  • Have fencers involved in the performance pathway and competing internationally.

Syllabus available here.

We have 6 coaches booked, and another 6 free spaces.


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