Required protective armor:
Helmet (minimum converted sports helmet) with secured heavy chin
strap and attached gorget.
Gorget must be constructed to prevent access to the face or
throat from underneath the faceplate.
Full face protection with reinforced grill (maximum of 1/2"
spacing to prevent 1/2" in diameter tubing from accidentally
penetrating faceplate.) Plastic facial protection will not be
Neck protection must extend in the rear to at least
mid-shoulderblade. Full coif required.
Minimum groin protection for all fighters: sport cup required for
males and rigid pubic arch protection required for females.
For females: as a girl matures, she must also have adequate
breast protection, e.g. quilted material tunic or umpire pads.
Full rigid frontal thrusting and lateral protection required,
e.g. heavy leather, scaled leather, or metal or Kydex plate armor.
Full tunic and full length pants or sweats required.
Mimimum leather kidney and lower back protection required.
Elbows and knees require light leather covered basketball pads
Hand protection must include heavy gloves or gauntlets with
belled or padded wrist protection.
Boots with toe and ankle protection required.
Sword and shield construction must meet Light Weapons Youth
Two-handed thrusting weapons, e.g.: spears, axes, glaves, etc.
will be used in this youth division only.
All two-handed, thrusting type weapons must consist of:
Leather or rubber, covering 12 inches of thrusting end of PVC with a
secured capped, tipped or balled end.
b. Foam and tape to be a
minimum 2 1/2" in diameter and extent 3" past PVC. Striking tip
shall aslo include one half split tennis ball end or equivalent over
foam on end.
Thrusting weapons require inspection for wear and cracks
immediately before each use.
Accepted Armor Convention
All fighters are presumed to be wearing mid-thigh leather
gambison and leather skullcap.
Solid, non-glancing contact. Any blow that makes solid edge or
point contact will be accepted. Use of force is still not to be
encouraged. Any fighter using force sufficient to bruise or injure
an opponent should recalibrate blows.
Education and Instruction should include:
Encouragement to participate in dance, theater and arts.
Continued development in all SCA activities: arts, courtly
graces, games, offices, courtesy, chivalry, arms and armor.
Introduction to unit/melee combat.
Continued encouragement in good sportsmanship and chivalric
behavior on and off the combat field