Youth Combat

Rules for Gulf Wars

Youth Combat


Due to a mix up there is NO Youth Combat at the Fort on Tuesday.  Please see below for the correct information.

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.

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

Monday, March 16th

9 am – 11 am         Anstoerra Jumbo Shrimp Tournament 
12 pm – 1 pm        Lunch
1 pm – 3 pm          Training

Tuesday, March 17th

9 am – 12 pm         Inspection and training
12 pm – 1 pm        Lunch
1 pm – 3 pm          Meridian Youth Rose Tournament

Wednesday, March 18th

9 am – 10 am         Inspection
10 am – 12 pm       Sable Banner 5-man Melee Tournament followed by root                                    beer and bratwurst
12 pm – 1 pm        Lunch
1 pm – 3 pm          Training and inspection of weapons

Thursday, March 19th

9 am – 10 am        Fort Battle
10 am – 12 pm     Training
1 pm – 3 pm         Ravine Battle

Friday, March 20th

10 am                    Youth Rapier Armor Inspection
10:30 am – 12 pm  Anstoerra Youth Rapier Tournament
12 pm – 1 pm       Lunch 
 1 pm – 3 pm         Lions of Anstoerra Tournament

Thank you

THL Miyamoto Toramasa
Gulf Wars Youth Combat department head