Welcome to the SCSFL web site. The mission of the league is to promote the sport of fencing within high schools and middle schools throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area. Mission Representatives (coaches, parents, fencers, referees, etc.) represent the sport of fencing in an honorable and distinguished fashion.
2023-2024 event schedule!
Registration deadlines for INDIVIDUAL events are 11:59pm the WEDNESDAY before the event.
Registration deadlines for TEAM events are 11:59pm the WEDNESDAY before the event.
NOTE: NO composite teams for this season.
Oct 1 Foil #1 (Chaminade HS)
Jan 28 Novice (Venue TBD)
TEAM PARTICIPATION RULES
IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE, FENCERS MUST HAVE COMPETED IN ONE OF THE INDIVIDUAL SOCAL SCHOLASTIC FENCING LEAGUE EVENTS, REGARDLESS OF WEAPON (FOIL, EPEE, OR SABRE #1 OR #2, OR THE NOVICE).
EXEMPTION for League Schools - can field teams of fencers for Varsity B, JV, or middle school, who have not fenced in either Individual events or Novice, as long as they abide by Varsity A rule, as outlined in "Team Level Descriptions" below (meaning they must have competed in one of the individual events). Note: This exemption does NOT apply to Varsity A teams, only to Varsity B, JV, and middle school.
TEAM LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS:
Middle School - For 6th to 8th grade fencers. (Schools can form as many Middle School Teams as desired. Middle school students may not fence on high school teams.)
Varsity A Team – Top 4 Fencers in High School (9th-12th grade). Each School can form one Varsity A Team. Essentially, this is your TOP 3-4 fencers. All Varsity A High School Fencers must have fenced in either/or both the #1 or #2 Individual Events to be considered for a High School Varsity "A" Team for the SoCal Scholastic League Team Tournament. (Only one Varsity A Team per school)
Varsity B Team – Junior or Senior (11th/12th grade) fencers with competition experience, but not at Varsity A Level. Freshman and Sophomore fencers with more than 2 years experience are eligible. Fencers with A, B, or C ratings are not allowed to fence in this event (Division 3 = D rating and below). (Schools can form as many Varsity B teams.)
Junior Varsity (JV) Team – For UNRATED fencers who are Freshmen and Sophomores (9th /10th) with 1 to 2 years competitive experience or Juniors/Seniors (11th/12th) with little with 1 to 2 years competitive experience. Fencers with A, B, or C ratings are not allowed to fence in this event (Division 3 = D rating and below). (Schools can form as many JV Teams.)
In the event of more than four fencers from a team having a rating of 'A''B' or 'C' then the lowest rated fencer may have a waiver to fence in Var B.
Any variance -- the coach can request an exception for a rated fencer to fence down a level with petition approved by coaches present at the Team Tournament.
Variance only applies to League Schools.
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Competitors from league schools are full league members.
Competitors from non-league schools are junior league members.
2023-24 INDIVIDUAL Tournament Fees:
Non-league School Fencer:
If paying by PayPal - email@example.com (Please make payment as "friends & family" )
If paying by VENMO - @Socalfencingleague
$20.00 Registration and $60.00 per event (Total $80.00 if fencing one event)
League School Fencer: $10.00
If not pre-registered on Askfred by the date listed on the event page, add Late Fee: $20.00
Payment can be paid at check in. (Cash or check)
**Please make sure to note fencers name, date of tournament, and which event.
All fencers must be 2023-24 USFA members (USA Fencing Competitive or Access level membership is required) in good standing. (Fencers may join USFA at the tournament.)
All fencers must bring school ID or proof of grade level equivalence and USFA cards.
To join as a team, contact Greg Schiller at VAPA. Email is listed in officers section. There will be NO Composite Teams for the 2023-24 season; please examine our rules section for directions.
Any questions? Please email Greg Schiller or Sam Signorelli. Emails are listed in officers section.
Thanks – Greg Schiller
President, Southern California Scholastic Fencing League