what does "14 and under" mean?

I am often asked what 10 and under means age in age restricted competitions. Simply that any USFA member 10 years old or under can participate. Same for 14 and under, or whatever. In youth competitions your child is usually allowed to fence one age group up, a ten year old can fence in a 12 and under. At age of 13 youth can participate in senior competitions as long as they are not qualifiers. It is wise however to check with organizers as rules vary.