Introduction/Overview

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Mission & Goals

The mission of Youth Martial programs is to provide a safe and fun environment where the youth of the SCA can participate in martial activities, mirroring adult Armored Combat at a fun level for their age. The goal is to show and learn the ideals of chivalry, honor, courtesy, service, and heraldic pageantry, both on and off the list field.

The program stresses good sportsmanship and parental participation. It is designed to allow the youth to learn more about all aspects of the Society and above all - HAVE FUN!

General Conventions

These rules set standards for minors, ages 6 through 17, for youth armoured combat in Lochac, procedures for youth combatant authorization, and the warranting of marshals, based on the rules of the SCA.

All fighters, parents, and marshals are responsible for knowing these rules to participate in Lochac

These rules are designed to promote safe youth armoured combat in the Kingdom. However, no matter how clear or accurate, rules cannot replace common sense, good judgment, and concern for the participants. If a question arises when applying these standards, choose the answer that promotes the greatest degree of safety for all participants.

These rules and guidelines apply to all youth armoured combat activity age divisions. Specific differences between the divisions are addressed in the appropriate sections.

The basic rules for SCA martial combat in Lochac are contained in the “ Lochac Armoured Combat”. Those guidelines apply to Youth Armoured Combat activities unless superseded by this document.