Welcome to Youth Combat in Æthelmearc

This website is a resource for parents, youth fighters, and current and prospective youth marshals in the Kingdom of Æthelmearc of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

As of Coronation, THLord Metheus Weasel of the Shire of Hunter’s Home is the Kingdom Youth Marshal. Congratulations to Weasel! Mistress Arianna is still involved in youth combat as the webminister for this site and also taking over the Regions 2 and 3 Youth Marshal position. Thank you to Lady Ceindrech for her service in that position over the past 2 years!

Congratulations to Frytz Fluβmüllner and Carter of Thescorre, chosen Division 1 and 2 Youth Combat Champions for Queen Anna Leigh at Coronation on September 29th! 

Fighters, marshals, and parents at the Youth Combat Champions Tournament held at the Coronation of Queen Anna Leigh on September 29, A.S. 53.

Youth combat is a program for SCA kids from ages 6 to 17 to engage in a kid-friendly version of adult heavy combat. The calibration levels (how hard they hit) vary from “touch” for Division 1 (ages 6-9) to “positive force” for Division 2 (ages 10-13) to “light force” for Division 3 (ages 14-17). Armor standards are similarly lighter than for adult combat.

Kids in youth combat not only get the fun of whacking each other with padded weapons, they also learn physical coordination, self-defense, and less tangible skills like teamwork, chivalry, and service.

Click the links at the top of the page for more information, or you can email the Æthelmearc Kingdom Youth Combat Marshal.

Updated October 4, 2018.

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