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Combat Archery for Minors

Age Requirements

In order for a minor to authorize as an adult armored combatant, an individual must have attained his or her sixteenth (16th) birthday.  (~Soc)

No person below the age of eighteen (18) may be warranted as a combat archery marshal.  (~MK)   

Authorization Requirements

Minors (16&17) wishing to authorize in Combat Archery must already hold a weapon-and-shield authorization in adult armored combat.  Chivalry-Sponsored Combat Archery bypass Authorizations and Special Permission to authorize in combat archery as a first authorization are not permitted.  (MK)  

A parent or legal guardian of the minor must be present at the entire Combat Archery authorization.  Because Combat Archery is an advanced weapons style that has extended reach and requires an increased awareness of one’s surroundings, the parent or legal guardian of the minor must discuss their child’s participation as a Combat Archer with the authorizing marshal prior to the authorization.    (MK) 

Event Requirements

At any event in which the minor is involved in SCA combat-related activities, the minor must either have a parent or guardian present, or must be in possession of a properly executed “Medical Authorization Form for Minors.” Said Medical Authorization Form must designate an adult present at the event as able to authorize medical treatment in the case of an emergency. Minors are required to show the “Medical Authorization Form for Minors” at the list table, prior to engaging in martial activities, including marshaling.  (MK)

Minors engaging in combat with adults shall be marked in the following manner: A single yellow diamond no larger than 1inch (25.4 mm) but no smaller than 0.5 inch (12.7 mm) to be placed on the front hemisphere of the helm (preferably on or near the inspection sticker).  (Soc)