Corona measures at SCA

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COVID-19 Update March 28th

We’re very excited to share with you that, in line with the latest corona regulations, we are able to offer 27+ year old fencers the opportunity to train outdoors on a piste in limited groups! Even more, we will be organizing an additional training session for the fencers under 27 on Monday’s.

With the changing of the curfew time to 22:00, the training schedule at SCA will also be slightly adapted. By moving the training times a bit later we are hoping to make it easier for members to attend training sessions. See below the new training schedule for 29 March onwards.


PLEASE NOTE! On Tuesday 30 March, the training sessions will for one time be according to the old schedule. This means Youth 1 (U12) 16:00-17:00 and Seniors from 27 18:00-20:00.

For the 27+ group, a new sign-up form for the next week will be available on the SCA website each Sunday at 12:00. So keep an eye on the website!


How the limited senior (27+) training sessions work: 

  • Weekly Signing-up for training sessions can be done via this form here
  • You join a group of four, and practice on the piste for a hour with the other three fencers in your group
  • Training will take place outdoors in the covered parking garage area of the Frans Otten Stadium
  • If needed, you can access your locker via the outside entrance of the fencing hall (on the right of the FOS main entrance)
  • You can register for time slots available using the link above. We will share a new link each each Sunday at 12:00 for the next week’s signup
  • You can only sign up for one training per week
  • You must bring your own equipment (including your own electric equipment!)
  • You train in good health, showing no COVID-19 symptoms
  • You train at your own risk; SCA is not liable for any personal or public damages you may encur

You follow the following rules while training:

  • You maintain 1.5m distance at all times
  • You play not as an actual game, but as safe training
  • You practice for 5 minutes max with another fencer
  • 4 fencers rotate within their group, but do not rotate across groups
  • No Remises
  • No simultanées (for sabre, you decide which fencer gets to start with an attack and which fencer defends)
  • No Counterattacks
  • No Shouting
  • No flêches
  • No shaking hands after the match


Other news: No online Zoom lessons
As we can now offer limited senior training sessions, the zoom lessons will be cancelled for the upcoming weeks.


No individual lessons 

As communicated in a previous newsletter, the opportunity to get a free individual lesson with one of the trainers ends on 15 March. In order to accommodate for the new training opportunities, this will for now not be extended.


Extra training session for fencers under 27
We will be organizing an additional training session for the fencers under 27 on Monday’s!


SCA socks pickup
Your socks have arrived! If you preordered socks with us, you can now pick them up during any time when there is a training happening at FOS!


Complete training schedule (including youth and U27 training sessions):


Youth 2 (U18) -17:00 until 18:00

Seniors under 27 (U27) – 18:30 until 20:00


Tuesday (with the exception of Tuesday 30 March)

Youth 1 (U12) – 16:30 until 17:30

Seniors from 27 – 18:30 until 19:30 (sign-up required)

Seniors from 27 – 19:30 until 20:30 (sign-up required)



Youth 2 (U18) -17:00 until 18:00

Seniors from 27 – 18:30 until 19:30 (sign-up required)

Seniors from 27 – 19:30 until 20:30 (sign-up required)



Youth 1 (U12) – 16:30 until 17:30

Seniors under 27 (U27) – 18:30 until 20:00


Stay safe and see you on the piste soon,

SchermCentrum Amsterdam



Questions about the measures at SCA? First check whether they have been answered below.

What does SCA expect from parents and caretakers?

Because the facilities of the FOS remain closed, we ask parents to arrange as much in advance as possible. For example, make sure that children are already dressed for fencing, that they have been to the toilet, and that they have a filled water bottle.

Drop off and pick up
Parents are not allowed to be present in the fencing hall. Parents are therefore requested to drop off children at the fencing hall before training. After the training, parents are expected to pick up their children on time. Pay attention to the distance of one and a half meters.

When are you allowed to train?

Does your child have a cold? Stay at home. Has there been any recent contact with a corona patient? Stay at home. Only together can we fight the coronavirus.

Where do the fencing classes take place?

The fencing classes take place in the fencing hall of the Frans Otten Stadium. For childern the entrance is via the building, for adults via the doors of the fencing hall overlooking the grass field. Please note that the facilities of the Frans Otten Stadium are not accessible during this period.

To what should members be attentive?

In order to be able to exercise safely together, it is important that we follow the RIVM guidelines. That means that you have to stay at home when you have an illness or a cold. You should also wash your hands before and after a workout. And always keep a distance of one and a half meters – before, during and after a workout.

What do adults need to pay attention to?

Adults are asked to enter the fencing hall via the doors overlooking the grass field. Fencing bags must remain out of the fencing hall, so for adults this will be outside under the roof.

Do you need to wear fencing gear?

Yes, with fencing starting back up, all members must wear fencing gear throughout the training.

Are we allowed to bring non-members?

No, the classes are only open to members at this point of time. Non-members are welcome as soon as the current measures are lifted. Parents, other family and friends are not allowed in the fencing hall.