If you want to start a fencing club, you can easily do it. It is a great way to make extra money and pursue one of your favorite hobbies. However, you will first need to take a few steps. First, you will need to find a location. Then, you will need to get some club liability insurance. This coverage will protect your assets if anyone is hurt during one of your classes or group meetings. Finally, you will need to market your club and find students.
You can choose between several types of locations. If you are willing to take a small financial risk, you can rent out a commercial studio. However, if you want to start small, you can often find other clubs that are willing to share their space with you. Call or walk-into the local clubs in your area, and see if they are willing to rent or loan you their studios when they are not in use. Offering classes at a club that is already established is a great way to network with other clubs and other students. If neither of these options is available, you can speak with your local public school administrators to see if you can borrow their gyms.
After you have found a space, you will need to find some club liability insurance. This is the same type of coverage that is sold to health and fitness clubs. These policies also cover sporting clubs. If you choose to operate without this sort of coverage, you place yourself at great financial risk. For only a few dollars a month, you can often get up to a million dollars worth of liability protection.
Finally, you need to fill your club with students. You can contact the FSCA and see if they will list your club on their website. You can place flyers in your local churches, schools, and supermarkets. It is also worth asking these institutions if they are willing to include your name in their monthly newsletters. If you search online, you will most likely find the names of local student groups and home schooling groups in your community. You should try to email these people and invite them to your club.
Fencing is a fun activity, and the interest in it is growing. Many people are drawn to it for its interesting historical ties while other people choose to do it for its fitness value. Starting a club can be a fun way to meet new friends and even make a little money. There is very little start-up cost involved. All you need is a location, some club liability insurance, and a few students. Once you have those things, it is time to fence.