Membership

Riverside Membership

Concurrent membership in USA Fencing is required for membership at Riverside (see below on this page). See also our Classes page for additional details.

Vaccination Requirement

For all activities, including classes, proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is required for all participants and spectators. Please see the most recent version of our COVID-19 Era Policies and Procedures document, available on our home page.

Community Membership

Community membership is intended for those fencers who have primary club affiliations at other clubs, and wish to list Riverside as a secondary competitive club and to train with us occasionally.

Benefits:

  • May participate in any community activities;

  • May represent Riverside Fencing Club in competition;

  • May attend Open Fencing sessions (floor fees waived);

    • Community members are expected to provide and maintain their own gear.

  • May participate in online classes;

  • May receive private lessons;

Fees:

  • See Calendar page for session dates;

  • Individual membership: $50.00 per session, except Summer sessions (NA during Summer sessions);

  • Family membership: Not available;

Request Membership (link will be activated in August 2022).

Full Membership

Full membership is intended for those fencers who primarily train and learn at Riverside Fencing Club, and who compete with Riverside as their primary club designation.

Benefits:

  • All of the benefits of Community Membership, PLUS:

  • May borrow club gear;

  • Have access to armoring services (fees may apply);

  • May receive coaching at designated local events (free of charge);

  • May receive coaching at regional, national, or international events (additional fees apply);

Fees:

  • See Calendar page for session dates;

  • Individual membership: $65.00 per session , except Summer sessions (NA during Summer sessions);

  • Family membership (2+ members of the same household): $100.00 per household per session;

Request Membership (link will be activated in August 2022).

USA Fencing Membership Types

Concurrent membership in USA Fencing is required for all Riverside Fencing Club members. Acceptable Concurrent USA Fencing Membership types are: Non-competitive, access, competitive, coach, life, and life installment;

USA Fencing Membership Types

Below are brief descriptions of the most common types of memberships suitable for Riverside members. For the definitive list of membership types offered by USA Fencing, please visit this page.

Non-competitive

    • Recommended for less experienced fencers who do not (yet) intend to compete;

    • Best for those who do all of their fencing at Riverside Fencing Club only;

Access (formerly "Supporting")

  • Recommended for fencers who are starting to compete, primarily in local tournaments only (typically fencers with up to about 2 years of overall experience);

Competitive

    • Recommended for fencers competing at all levels (local, regional, national, international) of tournaments (typically fencers with about 2 years or more of overall experience);

    • Coach, Life, and Life Installment membership types are equivalent to Competitive, but have other benefits and restrictions defined by USA Fencing.

Note: the Collegiate Competitive Membership is NOT suitable for Riverside fencers.

Renewing your USA Fencing Membership

This section is for Riverside members who needs to RENEW their USA Fencing membership. Normally, this is done at the start of the season (the membership year runs from August 1 to July 31).

Click here to start the renewal process. See the documentation provided by USA Fencing, available here.

Need Help?

The best help with membership issues is available from the USA Fencing national office: (719) 866-4511. They are located in Colorado, so Mountain Time Zone.