Fencing is a sport and it is supposed to be fun. We recommend that the young fencer establish his/her own fencing goals. The amount of effort from your child is up to her/him.
The staff and Board of Directors at ATAC try to support children in their attempts to achieve rather than to be victorious over someone else. Athletic achievement can have a significantly positive impact on the growth of the young fencer as she/he learns analogously from handling the obstacles presented in sport.
The instructional staff and management at ATAC are constantly attempting to mold a program that realistically stimulates and challenges your children. We ask that the parents refrain from "pushing" so that the fencing does not take on the overtones of "homework."