Youth Combat and Safety First

Things that the Youth Combat program provides:

    • Allows children to interact with other children in the SCA.

    • Helps children stay healthy and active.

    • Teaches children the many styles of fighting/defence.

    • And teaches children the knightly Code of Chivalry.

    (Loyalty, Respect, Courtesy, Honesty, and Discipline.)


    Youth Combat is divided into four age divisions ranging from 6 to 17 years of age andis open to both boys and girls.

    All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times to participate in the fighting.

    Other than a few additional pieces of armor required for the different age divisions, a Youth Combat fighter basically needs a street hockey helmet, skate knee and elbow pads, and an athletic cup for boys, as well as a long-sleeved shirt, pants, and shoes. Additional gear and weapons are relatively cheap and easy to buy and/or make.

    To read the rules and regulations for Youth Combat, you can find them in the Kingdom of Ansteorra Complete Participant’s Handbook starting on page 31.


    For more information on Youth Combat, please contact our Youth Marshal - Lord Owen Longstrider at lordowen (at) swbell [dot] net. 


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