Youth Development Program Registration (YDP) 2021
The YDP serves Ontario’s athletes who are under the age of 14 in development of critical skills and experience regardless of geographical location to assist local clubs serving those athletes. It works in conjunction with and feeds the Canadian Fencing Federation’s High Performance Program as well as our own HPDP.
The primary goal of the YDP is to provide Ontario fencers, regardless of location, the opportunity to develop athletically and to promote personal relationships to make Ontario fencing stronger in terms of competition and continuation in our sport. The YDP program is for all clubs, and supports those clubs in our primary goals.
Despite the Covid Pandemic (and following ALL instruction of Health Authorities), the YDP is operating this year (January to August) with:
- 4 Regional Competitions (East/Central/West)
- 1 Two Day Camp for all weapons
- 1 Youth Challenge Competition
- 1 Arm Patch
- Incentives for International Summer Fencing Camp (Pisa, Italy at Italian Olympic Training Centre).
Of course, the Covid Pandemic has altered plans, and until we can safely move to a regional and then provincial plan, the YDP will be offering Zoom Masterclass Lessons starting January 24th, 2021.
- These classes will be hosted by Daniele Garazzo and Enrico Garazzo and many other top international athletes in all weapons.
- These are ONLY for YDP enrolled members, and are a measure until we are able to resume our program.
- The YDP also has other benefits such as parent information sessions and discounts with some fencing vendors.
All Masterclass times are @ 11 am:
- Sunday – 24th January: Andrea Baldini (foil)
- Saturday – 30th January: Andrea Santarelli (epee)
- Saturday – 7th February: Daniele Garozzo (foil)
- Saturday – 13th February: Kamil Ibragimov (saber)
- Sunday – 21st February: (foil) – TBD
- Saturday – 27th February: Erika Kirpu (epee)
- Saturday – 6th March: Rossella Gregorio (saber)
- Sunday – 7th March: Troels Robl (epee)
- Saturday – 13th March: Enzo Lefort (foil)
The YDP Masterclasses are only available to registered members of the Youth Development Program.
The Youth Development Program membership fee for 2021 is $150.
Please click here to register to become a 2021 Youth Development Program Member.
If you have questions, please contact Darren Marks at firstname.lastname@example.org.