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Last week I was back in Idaho following the second year of Fencing In The Schools sharing the sport with the communities of Pocatello, Rigby, and now Blackfoot. They’re in 7 schools now! Idaho is just one of 9 states that Fencing In The Schools has reached since they started last year. This year they hope to expose the sport to 20,000 kids throughout the country in grades 3-12. Here are some highlight photos from the trip!
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Coach Aufrichtig did not know he would be coaching when he started to fence at age 14. After a successful software sales career he took what he says “my dream job” in his life passion, inheriting a fencing team that was 2-16 the year before he arrived. His talk focuses on how he paid attention to details and how he was not afraid to being open to try new ideas. Following these principles he talks about the opportunities he capitalized on bring back Columbia as one of the top fencing programs in the country.
Michael Aufrichtig is Columbia University’s Head Fencing Coach. Recently lauded by the New York Times for his unconventional approach to coaching, the former software salesman, with no prior coaching experience, utilized his ‘deliberate focus practice’ method combined with statistical analysis to transform Columbia’s fencing team into champions.
Check it out! High school level fencing is definitely growing in America, but no one does it like New Jersey. This quarter’s American Fencing Magazine features great insight into New Jersey High School Fencing, written by Olympic Team Captain, Jeff Bukantz.
And the film gets a nod at the end of the article! Thanks, Jeff 🙂
Here’s Vassar’s Fencing 2013-14 season preview!
What college do you want to see next?