POLICIES

2022-2023 Policies

The Phoenix Center



 

Membership Policies:

 

  • All memberships are required to go on Auto-Pay.  Memberships can be put on hold or dropped.  All Hold or Drop requests must be emailed to info@phoenix-center.net.

  • All class packages are good for 1 month.  Each package renews automatically on a 30/31 day cycle depending on the month.  The 4 class card for youth fencers will renew when 4 classes are used or after 30/31 days.

  • All lesson packages are good for 2 months or until all lessons are used.  The card will automatically renew.  Anyone wishing to stop or put a hold on private lesson packages must send the request to info@phoenix-center.net.

  • All club members MUST have a USA Fencing membership.


 

Class Policies:

 

  • When doing drills and bouting in class settings, students who have their own gear will be expected to wear ALL equipment.  This includes knickers.  Students who do not have knickers will need a minimum of long pants for bouting and drills.

  • All fencers must wear sneakers.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  Proper footwear is an important part of your equipment.  

  • Please do your best to be on time and ready for lessons and classes, if you anticipate a late arrival, please let us know ahead of time.

  • Please keep your equipment clean and in good working order

  • Class cancellations due to weather, coach  injury, sickness, etc. will be announced via email.  If it is an emergency, cancellations may be announced via text message.


 

Lesson Policies:

 

  • Lessons cancellations due to weather, injury or sickness will be announced via email.  If you do not receive our emails, please let us know.  If coaches need to cancel due to an emergency they may also reach out via text.

  • If you are canceling a lesson due to an emergency (sickness, injury, etc.) we will reschedule.  If you are canceling with less than 24 hour notice for a non-emergency, you will still be charged for your coach’s time.


 

Event Coaching:

 

  • When coaching is available, it is obligatory to all our athletes.  Local event prices are determined by the coach; Regional/Long Travel Events are $50 per day plus travel expenses (gas, tolls, hotels etc.); National Tournaments are $100 for the 1st event, $75 for the 2nd, $50 for any subsequent events plus travel expenses.  

  • We have a team of coaches available for our athletes from both Rogue Fencing and The Phoenix Center.  Athletes will be coached by any of our staff.

  • Athletes are expected to maintain their composure on the strip.  If an athlete waives a coach off, you are still responsible for coaching fees.

  • We will do our best to make sure each athlete gets the attention they need at an event, however there will be times that coaches need to make a choice on who they are with (DEs vs Pools, Struggling Athlete, vs Winning Athlete, etc).  Athletes and their families must respect that choice and know that we are invested in everyone’s success.  

  • Equipment is the athlete’s responsibility.  Please make sure that you have proper equipment in good order when attending an event.