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Athlete Handbook

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The Athlete Handbook provides fencers, coaches, administrators, and parents the information pertinent to all aspects of USA Fencing programs. Periodic updates may occur during the season - these updates to the book will be communicated to the membership via email and posted to this page. Please email any AH questions, comments, concerns, corrections to Tanya Brown.

Revision Summary for the 2013-2014 Athlete Handbook

Chapter/Appendices Section Change and/or Update
Acknowledgments Review Committee Change to list
About USA Fencing Preface Moved from chapter 1
TOC Update to reflect current AH
Chapter 1 1.1 – About USFA Moved to Preface
Chapter 1 1.2 – USFA Purpose Removed (available in Bylaws)
Chapter 1 Remainder of chapter 1 renumbered accordingly
Chapter 1 Membership Dues 13-14 Membership Dues – Approved by Board
Chapter 2 Refunds Updated to reflect Board decision July 1, 2013
Chapter 2 2.8 Clarification of “significant results” for petition process
Chapter 2 2.1 Changed seeding principles; removing “protected” and seeding via points
Chapter 2 2.10.1.2 & 2.11 Revised Youth 10/12 formats – Approved by Board
Chapter 3 S/J/C points awarded for 33-64 if 160 in field at NAC and/or Championships
Chapter 3 Sections of 2012-2013 Chapter 4 pertaining to team, youth points were incorporated into Chapter 3; veteran Chapter 12, changes to points incorporated; Wheelchair point description pending finalization will be incorporated into Chapter 13
Chapter 3 Remainder of chapter 3 renumbered accordingly
Chapter 5 Becomes Chapter 4 – sections renumbered accordingly
Chapter 5 (4) Int’l fee structures updated – per temporary Budget approval
Chapter 5 (4) Revised Int’l request for entry and withdrawal procedures
Chapter 6 (5) Becomes Chapter 5 – sections renumbered accordingly
Chapter 6 (5) 5.1.4 Clarified wording on alternate selection for teams
Chapters 7-12 (6-11) Weapon Squad Chapters Becomes 6-11; sections renumbered accordingly; new tables inserted for designated calendar
Chapter 13 (12) Becomes Chapter 12 - Veteran; Old Chapter 13 funding information removed – will be sent to Athletes directly; youth recognition moved to Chapter 3
Chapter 14 (13) Becomes Chapter 13 – Wheelchair – information is still to be determined with Para group and monitoring IWAS site
Chapter 15-17 (14-16) Becomes Chapters 14-17 – Drug Testing, Discipline (appears to be missing pieces “TBD by Athletic Protection Task Force), Org Policies; Stockholm Consensus incorporated; Under age officials policy will be incorporated; Safe Sport policies becomes Chapter 17
Chapter 18 Appendices Calendar updated; Int’l point table places 33-64 updated; sections referring to Rules, Semi, FIE references replaced by links to the appropriate sites.

Revisions to 2013-2014 Athlete Handbook after Sept 23, 2013 Publish Date

Chapter/Appendices Section Change and/or Update Date of Change
Chapters 5-11 and Appendix 1.1-1.2 Various Update cities for 2014 J/C World Championships and 2014 Veteran World Championships per FIE and USA Fencing National Championships/July NAC 2013-09-27
Chapter 13 13.5 & 13.6 Added description of Wheelchair point calculations and selection criteria 2013-10-01 & 2013-10-08
Chapter 7 7.1.2, 7.2 & 7.3 Added Weight Value for DV1 Jan & July NACs per National Coach/DSPD 2013-10-04
Chapter 9 9.1.2, 9.2 & 9.3 Added Weight Value for DV1 Jan NAC per National Coach/DSPD 2013-10-04
Chapter 10 10.1.2 & 10.2 Added Weight Value for DV1 Nationals per National Coach/DSPD 2013-10-04
Chapters 4, 7, & 9 4.2.2, 7.1, 9.1 Per the Sports Performance & Development Department – no late entries will be accepted for SMF and SWE international competitions in Havana 2013-10-04
Chapters 7, 8, 10, 11 7.1, 8.1, 10.1, 11.1 Senior competitions not included in the 2014 Senior Team selection criteria moved from “Designated” calendar to “Other International Competition Information” 2013-10-21
Appendix 1.1-1.2 Update city for March NAC 2013-10-30
Chapters 7, 8, 10, 11 7.1 & 7.1.1; 8.1 & 8.1.1; 10.1 & 10.1.1; 11.1 & 11.1.1 Updates to deadlines and what points used for selection per National Coach/DSPD 2014-01-03
Chapters 8 & 11 8.2 & 11.2 Updates to Senior Int’l Competition date range used for team selection per National Coach/DSPD 2014-01-03
Chapters 5-12 and Appendix 1.2 Various Updates to Junior/Cadet Zonals, Senior Zonals and Veteran World Championship Dates and Locations 2014-01-03
Appendix 2.5 Added to Senior international point table column representing point value for SF = 2.5 and added Junior/Cadet international point tables 2014-01-09
Chapters 5-12 and Appendix 1.2 Various Update to Senior World Championship Date and Location 2014-01-09
Chapter 11 11.1 Location change SWS GP Tianjin moved to Beijing per FIE 2014-02-04
Appendix 2.5 Removed column header 2014-03-10
Chapters 6, 8, 9, 11 6.2.2, 8.2.2, 9.2.2, & 11.2.2 Change to Senior Zonal selection dates 2014-03-17