- 1 Structure
- 2 Outline
- 3 Requirements to act as a Youth Combat marshal
- 4 Requirements to act as a rostered marshal
- 5 There are four levels of authorised marshals for Youth Combat:
- 6 Group Knight Marshal Deputy for Youth Combat
- 7 Marshal responsibilities
- 8 Marshal-in-Charge (MiC) responsibilities:
- Youth Combat follows the same structure as the rest of the Lochac marshallate, as found in the Marshal's Handbook | here, with the roles and responsibilities
- The Kingdom Earl Marshal has overall responsibility for the Lochac marshallate.
- The Kingdom Deputy Earl Marshal for Youth Combat has overall responsibility for the Lochac Youth Combat programme.
- There are three hierarchies that go by the name "marshal": authorised marshals, marshals who are group officers, and marshals who have specific roles at events.
- "Rostered marshal" is a general term for authorised Marshals and Senior Marshals who are current SCA members (subscribing members, not just event members). It doesn't include Auxiliary Marshals.
Requirements to act as a Youth Combat marshal
- be at least 18
- must show your authorisation card to the lists officer or Marshal in Charge if required.
- must meet all the standards for working with children in the country/state
Requirements to act as a rostered marshal
- must be be an authorised marshal (and your authorisation must be current)
- must be a member.
- must show proof of membership to the lists officer or Marshal in Charge if required.
|Youth Sparring Partner||Auxiliary Marshal||Marshal||Senior Marshal|
|Marshal in Charge (field)||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Marshal in Charge (event)||No||No||Yes||Yes|
- An auxiliary marshal is a person who knows the basics of observing combat and how to move around safely on the youth combat field.
- Auxiliary marshal role assists the marshal of the field with observing and controlling combat, and to gain the training and marshalling experience required to become an authorised marshal.
- If you are an authorised Youth Sparring partner you are automatically an Auxiliary Marshal as well
- You can authorise as an Auxiliary Marshal without being a combatant; see: Authorisation of auxiliary marshals.
- Auxiliary marshals are not Rostered Marshals.
- An auxiliary marshal may:
- Be a Field Marshal
- Inspect armour and weapons under the direct supervision of a Rostered Marshal.
- An auxiliary marshal may not:
- Be Marshal in Charge of a field, or event
- Inspect armour and weapons (except under the supervision of a Rostered Marshal)
- Make rulings on equipment, revoke authorisations, or act in any marshallate capacity not specifically allowed in the rule above
A Rostered Marshal may:
- Inspect armour and weapons
- Be Marshal in Charge (field or event)
- Be a Field Marshal
- Authorise combatants
A Senior Marshal is a Rostered Marshal who may also:
- Authorise auxiliaries and marshals.
- Be Kingdom Deputy Earl Marshal.
Youth Combat Sparring Partner:
- These are adults who have been warranted by the kingdom to spar with youth combatants.
- They must be able to demonstrate a sound working knowledge of the weapons, armour, and calibration levels appropriate to all divisions.
- All Youth Combat Sparring Partners are considered auxiliary marshal
Group Knight Marshal Deputy for Youth Combat
- This is an administrative role responsible for:
- promoting Youth Combat within their group
- organising events and equipment relevant to their groups needs
NB: This role is filled by a groups Knight Marshal if a Deputy for Youth Combat position is not filled and/or required
- Monitor activities and behavior on the field and immediately stop all potentially hazardous or unchivalrous activities.
- Marshals on the field are expected to take an active role in safety, sportsmanship and assistance in calibration.
- Youth Combat Marshals have a greater responsibility to intervene than their counterparts in adult martial activities.
- The younger the combatants, the more active the marshaling becomes.
- Assist the Auxilary Marshals as required
- Marshals shall remove from the field any combatant who refuses to obey the commands of the marshals or other officials.
- Supervise Youth Combat training activities
Marshal-in-Charge (MiC) responsibilities:
- Only a warranted Youth Marshal may be the marshal-in-charge (MiC) of an event.
- The MiC at any official event, including practices, is responsible for:
- ensuring that all waiver and background check policies are complied with.
- preparing (or having prepared) and submitting all required reports and forms.
- ensuring that there are enough marshals and constables to control the activity.
- checking that the field can be safely fought upon and an appropriate buffer zone is provided between the list or battlefield and spectators as necessary.
- Ensuring that prior to any combat (practice or tournament) all equipment be inspected and meets all safety and armor requirements pertaining to the appropriate division.