New Jersey Interscholastic Fencing Association

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  • NJSIAA press release - specific to fencing

  • NJSIAA guidelines Winter Sports/Season 2, 2a & 3

  • Main points

    • total number of people allowed in the venue must be kept under a certain threshold [in principal 25, but can be higher, in order to ensure that meet can be held], i.e., 12 fencers per team, coaches, and official

    • total number of people present must not exceed 25% of the facility’s capacity or 150 persons, whichever is less. Remember that there needs to enough space for everyone to have at least 6 feet of separation.

    • NO spectators

    • EVERYONE is required to PROPERLY wear masks at ALL times.

    • End of Season: Saturday, March 6, 2021

    • NO post-season events

Minutes from the 10/15/20 Coaches Meeting

We regret that neither the Cetrulo nor Santelli tournaments will take place this season. Hopefully, we will be able to resume these competitions in January 2022

Holmdel High School is looking for matches. Please reach out to Brendan Quinn [bquinn@holmdelschools.org]

FYI: Absolute Fencing is selling used, functional Uhlmann reels at $199.00 per reel

The Coach's Contact List is up. Please check for accuracies and email njifasecretary@gmail.com if changes need to be made.


REMINDER: Score Reporting with the Star-Ledger/njsports.com is MANDATORY. Consequences of failure to report scores: Schools lose voting rights if scores are not submitted within a week of the match. (in case of force-majeur, appeal to exec board). Voting rights will be restored if the school becomes compliant immediately after being warned.

Schools need to upload their rosters to njschoolsports.com by the first match of the season.


Current District alignments [as of 10/15/20]

NJSIAA 2019-20 Fencing Regs & Modifications

Annual update to the coaching section. Please follow the following link and sign up to make changes to the contacts sheet. https://forms.gle/2G7tWVSuHZNSJ1mV8

We are starting to update the Coaching Vacancies board. Please check there for new positions and if you know of someone leaving a position (or you are leaving yourself) please contact Robert or Mike at the emails above.

Minutes from the End of the Year Meeting can be found "Minutes" section of the website and the forums. A separate document of approved proposals will be prepared for clarity and distributed to all.

reminder - the NJIFA All-State teams [chosen by a consensus of the coaches] sometimes differ from the lists published by the Star-Ledger, which uses different criteria to select their teams.

Please CLICK HERE to help make sure the NJIFA has correct contact info for you and your school.