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Protecting Collegiate Teams from Abuse and Supporting Team Recovery of Abuse

Fencing parents, coaches, athletes, and alumni across the United States are feeling the impact of increased awareness of abuse in the sport of fencing and the reporting of it. We are asking ourselves, “What can I do for my team?” “What can I do to help?”

Ending abuse cycles takes work. This article is directed to alumni and current collegiate team members in order to help us all understand abuse, take action, and work toward making our collegiate teams the best experience possible for all fencers.

Disclosure. This abuse and shame cycle no