Apply to Become one of Team USA’s National Weapon Coaches

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) -- USA Fencing is seeking six independent contractors to be National Weapon Coaches in all six weapons (Men’s Epee, Women’s Epee, Men’s Foil, Women’s Foil, Men’s Sabre, Women’s Sabre). The National Weapon Coach is responsible for contributing to and executing the organization’s High Performance Plan in order to achieve sustainable success at the international level, including the Olympic Games.

The National Weapon Coach reports to the Senior Director of Sports Performance. The National Weapon Coach, along with the organization’s Sports Performance Department, is responsible for developing and executing the cadet, junior and senior national team training and competition programs.

Primary Duties

  • Along with the personal coach, develop, monitor & regularly evaluate individual training plans for top senior athletes
  • Coach USA athletes at designated international competitions (including but not limited to World Cups, Grand Prix competitions, World Championships, Olympic Games)
  • Administer National Weapon Training Camps
  • Contribute to the development of fair and selection criteria
  • Help to designate appropriate international competitions for cadet and junior athletes
  • Provide input to the organization’s High Performance Plan
  • Define annual key performance targets and benchmarks
  • Contribute to talent identification and development strategies
  • Help to assess and facilitate sports science/sports medicine needs
  • Contribute to the organization’s development of coach and referee education programs


  • Advanced knowledge of international fencing
  • High level of experience coaching top level international athletes


  • Results focused and process oriented
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate with the fencing community and belief in a Team USA approach
  • Visionary capabilities
  • Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Diversity: Demonstrates willingness to gain knowledge of EEO policies; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment.
  • Ethics: Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
  • Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Strategic Thinking: Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization’s strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.

Application Process

To be considered, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume. Click here to apply.

The deadline for applications is November 28, 2021.

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