Maître Tomassini needs little introduction. He is one of the legendary coaches in foil fencing, having coached numerous top athletes such as Valentina Vezzali to championship levels. He is, also, a true coach at heart and in his Avignon club teaches youth from age 8 with dedicated passion. Duel Nature Fencing, Stratford Fencing Club and the Ontario Fencing Association are pleased to welcome him to Ontario where he will assist Ontario’s coaches and athletes, whatever level, to discover new insights on their lessons, drills and practices.
The Ontario Fencing Association may offer to its member clubs and their coaches a bursary. Please see Maxime Brinck Croteau, Technical Director, about the value and details if interested.
The Elite Coach Clinic is a two-day clinic (2-9pm both days), with athletes from the HPP program or other high level attending free. The focus of this clinic is highly theoretical and technical. The Maître will watch bouting, spend time with each coach and athlete on his evaluation, and give technical and tactical advice as well as demonstrate some drills, training strategies and so forth. The goal is not to make ‘Italian’ fencers but have the Maître’s experience in the room, with his solutions so that elite level coaches and athletes can be in dialogue with his philosophy and expertise while seeking innovations in their own lessons, drills and tactical understanding.
The clinic will be capped at 10 coaches to ensure that each has adequate time with the Maître. Please let us know if you are bringing an athlete, and whom.
For more information, please visit the event page here.