ALL Age Divisions
These rules apply to all youth
divisions ages 6-15
Rule 1All fighters must accept any blow that is dealt if it is a
fair, clean and purposely delivered shot.
Rule 2No fighter will give or accept blows below the knee or
Rule 3A blow to the body, shoulder, or head is accepted as a
Any blow to the arm or leg results in the loss of that limb. If two
blows are delivered to the arm it will be considered a body blow. If two
blows are delivered to the leg, the fighter must remain in a seated
Rule 4There must be an authorized SCA marshal and a youth marshal
present on the field while combat is in progress. Youth marshals must be
authorized by a current Earl Marshal or Society Marshal and/or a warranted
Boffer marshal. If no warranted marshal is present combat is not
Rule 5All weapons on the field must be checked by an authorized
boffer marshal. Armor will be inspected while being worn by the combatant.
During melee combat, authorized weapons must be visibly tagged prior to
Rule 6Marshals are responsible for combat security. This
includes, but is not limited to checking weapons, observing combat,
warning a fighter of inappropriate or dangerous actions and by disallowing
Rule 7In case a fighter refuses to accept the judgement of a
youth marshal, the youth marshal shall be charged with calling hold on the
field until the situation is resolved by an adult marshal if necessary.
Decisions can result in removing a fighter from the field.
Rule 8During melee combat, there will be no blows counted from
behind. Any inadvertent blows shall not be counted. Any repeated offense
will result in the removal of the combatant.
Rule 9Before combat begins, a parent or legal gaurdian must sign
a waiver for full contact competition. Such a waiver must be presented to
the minister of the the lists. If the parent authorizes another adult as
guardian for the combat, the parent must submit a Minor's Medical
Authorization for to be witnessed by the minister of the lists, naming
that individual for the event. The parent or authorized guardian must
remain present throughout the duration of the child competition.
Parents, marshals, well-meaning friends: Please do not ask the List
Minister to break Kingdom Regulations by violating this rule!
Rule 10Prior to melee combat, all combatants must be inspected,
must be authorized for use of that particular weapon, and shall meet all
safety and armor requirements pertaining to the appropriate youth
Boffer Youth Division Description:
Age 6 though 9
Required protective armor:
Marshallate approved helmet (minimum leather or plastic) with chinstrap
and face and neck protection. Full coif is recommended.
Hand and feet protection are required.
Minimum groin protection for all fighters: sport cup, padded skirt, or
For females: As a girl matures, she must also have adequate breast
protection, e.g. quilted material tunic or umpire pads.
Full tunic and full length pants or sweats required.
All weapons will be made of non-reinforced rubber.
No thrusting weapons will be accepted.
Weapons may be covered with a single layer of loosely wrapped duct tape
Accepted armor conventions:
All fighters are presumed to be wearing only a loincloth. Beginning
fighters need to work on coordination and motions only. Power and strength
are matters of development and will be addressed in later divisions.
Touch only. Any blow that touches the opponent's body area will be
accepted. Exclusion: lower arm and legs. No fighter will give or accept
blows below knee or wrists. In addition, a blow need be accepted from the
Education and Instruction should include:
Familiarization with field heraldry format
Introduction to chivalric behavior
Encouragement of good sportmanship
Explanations and practice in use, function, and techniques of Boffer
Light Weapons Youth Division Description:
though 12 years