Kids Can Fence brings affordable and professional fencing opportunities to school age children and teens. Centrally located in the Stirling section of Long Hill Township in the southern tip of Morris County, NJ, Kids Can Fence offers lessons with flexible scheduling tailored to meet individual needs. No monthly membership fees required.
Middle School Fencing Team
Our winter session commences Friday December 2nd and we are happy to announce the return of the middle school fencing team this winter season in addition to our regularly scheduled classes.
For those who are new to the fencing team, we call it the Basking Ridge Middle School Fencing Team, however, any middle school student who joins Kids Can Fence for the winter session may join and participate in fencing meets against other middle schools.
Please note you cannot join the team, that is compete in meets only, unless you participate in our regularly scheduled practices.
For Elementary and Middle School Fencers (without the team option):
Private Lessons will also be available this season. Please go to the private lesson tab for sign-up and availability.
New to fencing? Interested in a no obligation trial? Sign up for our free trial lesson.
Our Saturday three hour class is geared toward middle school and high school aged students; the one hour class is geared toward elementary aged students. Our popular Intermediate/Advanced Saturday class focuses on strength training and drills; the last hour is dedicated to bouting.
Location: First Presbyterian Church of Stirling.See class Schedule »
Welcome to Ridge Middle School Fencing Team sponsored by Kids Can Fence. The program is open to any student in grades 6-8 with or without fencing experience and to all weapons. Practice fencing with classmates from Bernards Township and compete against other middle school fencing teams in the geographic area. The team is all about learning and/or improving your fencing skills and at the same time having competitive fun.
New this season: our team practice venue is moving to the auditorium at the Shrine of St Joseph in Stirling for Friday practices only. The space is large enough to accommodate the entire team. All fencers are encouraged to come to practice on this day together. For students who absolutely cannot attend Fridays, you may still come for instruction on Wednesdays. Wednesday practices will be held in our home location at the First Presbyterian Church of Stirling. Friday fencers may come Wednesdays for make-ups. Wednesday fencers may come Fridays for make-ups. In addition to practices there are 8-10 meets this season. Parents are responsible for driving their children to and from practices as well as to and from meets.
When: Fridays: 3:30 – 5:30 commencing 12/5 and ending 2/27.Alternate day for members who cannot attend on Fridays is Wednesday: 3:30 – 5:30 commencing 12/3 and ending 2/25.
Cost: $ 375.00
Coach: Eric Kirberger
Equipment Requirements: Practice equipment: jacket, glove, mask, chest protector, plastron, and electric weapon of choice. Competition equipment: above practice equipment plus knickers, corresponding body cord, lames for foil or sabre fencers, head cord and sabre mask if a sabre fencer. Students new to fencing with an undeclared weapon (epee, foil or sabre) may borrow a club weapon and a lame if needed for their first season.