YOUTH COMBAT AT GULF WARS 2016
Rules for Gulf Wars
All youth fighters ages 6-17 are invited to join us on the battlefield at Gulf Wars. The program is open to all authorized youth combatants. Any SCA kingdom authorization will be accepted.
Youth Combat is not a Babysitting service!
Gulf Wars will be following the Current Society Youth Combat rules with a few exceptions marked by ****.
*****Due to the nature of mixed Division melees Division 1 will be required to use Division 2 armor standards as a minimum armor standard.******
There will be Three (3) Youth Combat divisions. They are as follows:
Division 1 (ages 6 to 9)
Division 2 (ages 10 to 13
Division 3 (ages 14 to 17),
*****(ages 16 and 17) will be allowed to spar with full rattan with each other and sparring marshals as long as they have adult legal armor.******
Authorizations: Fighter authorizations for Youth Combat as well as adult marshal authorization for Youth Combat will be held all week long on the Youth Combat Field
Inspections: All armor and weapons must be inspected before participation in any youth combat battle, tournament, or other fighting activity at Gulf Wars. Fighters must bring their site medallion, authorization card, and parent/legal guardian/responsible adult, to be inspected.
Only one inspection is required for the war. However, weapons and armor will be checked before each activity. Equipment not meeting minimum standards will not be allowed on the field.
Any combatant using force sufficient to bruise or injure an opponent will, after ONE warning, be removed from the field.
Parents: Parents/legal guardians are to understand that this is a contact sport and injuries may occur.
Parents/legal guardians are responsible for the youth’s safety, with the YCAM in charge of the armoring/safety process.
Legal Guardian for the purposes of Youth Combat is meant to construe a court appointed legal guardian or other permanent guardian other than a parent. The normal SCA event definition of legal guardian (i.e. responsibility for a friend’s child over the weekend, as an example) is not sufficient for Youth Combat purposes.
At least one parent/legal guardian/responsible adult must be present at all times while the participant is involved in Youth Combat (official fighter practice, tournament, or melee). ‘Present’ is defined as within visual and vocal range of the child, and attentive to the Youth Combat activity.
Gulf Wars Youth Combat Schedule