24 hour advance notice is required for all cancellations and you must schedule a substitute time within the current session with the coach. Otherwise you will be charged for the missed lesson.
Less than 24 hours notice is allowed for medical reasons only and you must schedule a substitute time within the current session with the coach. Otherwise you will be charged for the missed lesson.
If you miss two private lessons in a row you may lose the spot in the coach’s schedule, the club is not obligated to provide a make up and you will be charged for the missed lesson.
It is your responsibility to request a make up and you have to pay for the missed class/private lesson. Your option to schedule a make up will expire after the current session. There are no make-ups for free classes.
If you miss your make up for any reason, there will be no make ups for that appointment.
All prepaid classes must be used within the current session (if a class is missed in the last 2 weeks of a session, you may schedule make-ups within the next session.) There will be no refunds for prepaid services, except in special circumstances.
Membership starts from the date you sign the Membership Form and payment is received. Annual membership ends every August 31.
To be considered a member, you must pay on an annual, half-year, or monthly basis.
Membership fees are non-refundable.
Additional Family Member Rate is applicable to younger family members only when oldest family member pays First Member Rate
Strip coaching may be provided for a fee. If at least 6 fencers and a strip coach attend, the mandatory fee will be $25 for local events, $50 for SYCs or $75 if SYC is located where coach must drive and stay overnight, $125 for Nationals/NACs. If fewer than 6 fencers attend, strip coaching can be requested and fees must be determined and agreed upon prior to the event.
If two NYFA members are competing against each other in the same competition, they cannot be strip coached by any coach or friend from any club.
NYFA members must represent NYFA as their primary club on their USA Fencing registration, at any USFA-sanctioned competitions, on askfred.net entries.
NYFA members must wear NYFA uniform or NYFA patch at competitions
The fencing floor is restricted to fencers only. Non-participants must stay in the observation area
Fencing weapon must be carried with points down or in a fencing bag
Any illness, injury, or medical problems must be reported to the instructor before lesson/practice starts, or during the stay of NYFA
Warm up and stretches are required before a lesson or practice. Arrive 15 minutes early for it
Rough play or dangerous actions are prohibited whether intentional or not
Walking or standing close to the fencers when blades are raised or in motion is prohibited
Mask, glove, fencing jacket, knickers, plastron, breast plate for female, and athletic shoes must be worn when fencing
Any person not abiding by NYFA rules may be subject to expulsion