YOUTH

THE GAUNTLET IV * DECEMBER 14, 2013

The Gauntlet III: Youth Rules and Guidelines For NoGi

First of all, thank you for your interest in The Gauntlet III, hosted by Warrior Camp. We are very excited to have your participation and support. The rules of play we have chosen to use are similar to the rules created and used by Sub League. These rules afford the highest level of safety for the competitor and create an environment for great competition. All that being said, our rules are similar but not identical. Thank you to all of you who paved the way for a great submission grappling tournament by coming up with a set of rules that are hands down the fairest around!

Rules:

Matches take place on a 15ft by 15ft mat ring. Matches start from standing. Competitors who move onto or outside the ring border when standing can (at the discretion of the referee) be restarted standing in the center of the mat. If competitors move outside the ring while engaged on the ground the action may be frozen and moved back to the center of the mat, in position. Deliberately or repeatedly moving outside the area will be considered as stalling and penalized accordingly.

Ways to win:

Submission (physical and verbal), referees stoppage (medical or rule infringement), corner stops contest.

Time limit:

A match consists of one 4 minute round for Kids and Teens (5-16).

The number of matches in a day that an athlete will have is determined by the number of competitors in the entire division and how that breaks down into pools. It is our goal to get an athlete three to five matches in a day.

Legal Techniques

· Kids 4-12 Youth Division and Teen 13-15 Division

Any kind of choke (except for using the hand to close the wind pipe or any type of neck crank)*
Any arm lock: Armbar, shoulder lock, or wrist lock.

Illegal Techniques
(unless explicitly stated for that division)

No twisting leg locks (heel hooks or toe locks)
No neck cranks
No "Full Nelson" and "Crucifix"
No twister body locks / spinal cranks
No muscle destructions submission -- calf cutters and bicep cutters
No striking of any kind
No deliberate slamming of an opponent
No spiking an opponent onto their head
No eye gouging or fish hooking
No grabbing the ears
No hair pulling
No finger or toe holds
No thumbing
No scratching and pinching
No kicking
No biting
No touching the groin area
No knees or elbows on face
No slippery substances allowed on body or clothing
No use of T-Shirt in the applying of a submission.
No passivity or fleeing the mat: deliberately or repeatedly moving outside the designated mat area, stalling or refusing to engage with an opponent. Committing 3 fouls in a match results in an automatic disqualification
Good sportsmanship is expected at all times: no spitting, swearing, or disobeying of a referee's verbal command.

The referee has FULL discretion to disqualify a competitor immediately after a serious, dangerous or deliberate foul.

Blood stoppage:

Two minutes will be allowed for a cut to stop bleeding. Medical staff can stop a fight immediately if the injury is determined to be too serious.

Referees:

The referee can stop or restart a match at any time if he considers it necessary for safety reasons. The referee’s decision is final and non-negotiable.

Scoring system:

The tournament runs using a pool format - competitors will face every competitor in his/her pool. There are no points awarded within a match ... points are only awarded based on the outcome of a match: 3 points for a win (submission), 1 point for a draw (1 point goes to each competitor), and 0 for a loss. At the end of the competition the athlete with the highest points wins!

T-Shirt Policy
It is preferred that athletes go without a shirt or wear a rash guard. If, however, an athlete chooses to wear a shirt, it must be tight / snug fitting. Loose fitting t-shirts are a health hazard due to the potential of fingers and toes to get wrapped up in the excess material and will not be allowed.

Decision regarding a t-shirts degree of appropriate tightness will be made by the judge and / or a ring referee.

No-Contest (NC) Policy

An athlete must compete in more than 50% of his / her matches for a Per Match Average (PMA) to be calculated and count for placement in a division.

For example, if an athlete is a pool of 5 competitors, is suppose to compete in 4 matches for the day, wins his two matches but gets injured to the point where he can't compete, he is disqualified from placing. His day’s performance will be calculated as follows:

Match 1: 3 points
Match 2: 3 points
Match 3: NC
Match 4: NC

PMA: 6 / 2 = 3. However, athlete is disqualified for not competing in over 50% of his matches

Same situation, but the athlete wins his first three matches, but is injured to the point where he can't compete in match #4, his days performs will be calculated as follows:

Match 1: 3 points
Match 2: 3 points
Match 3: 3 points
Match 4: NC

PMA: 9 / 3 = 3

If an athlete chooses not to compete, that is not a No-Contest (NC). That is a forfeit and is recorded as a zero (0). A No-Contest (NC) is only recorded when an athlete is physically unable to continue competition.

Registration - Athletes

All competitors MUST register for the correct ability level and weight categories. At weigh-ins competitors will be given (1) chances to make the weight. It is the competitor's responsibility to show up within their declared weight class.

All pools / brackets will be posted (with a rough schedule) in the main training facility.

Divisions
Youth (4 - 12) and Teen (13 - 16)
Youth Division Rules

For safety reasons once a correct position for an arm lock has been achieved, the referee will immediately stop the fight without waiting for the lock to be applied fully. This allows young competitors to learn the basics of submission grappling in a safe environment.

· No leg locks of any kind are allowed.

No foul tactics will be allowed.

Division
Experience Level
Legal Techniques

Novice

Under 6 months of training in wrestling or submission wrestling, no wrestlers

Chokes only

Beginner

6 - 12 months experience

arm locks and chokes

Intermediate

12 - 24 months of experience

arm locks, chokes

Advanced

2 years or more experience

arm locks, chokes

Youth (4 - 12 years old)
Weight Divisions

Weigh-ins occur just prior to the competitors going out to the mat to compete. Scales will be available all day long at the venue as a courtesy to allow athletes to check their weight. However, the ONLY weigh-in that counts is the one in the bullpen, just prior to walking out to the mat to compete.

I Feather Weight: up to 49

II Light Weight: 50 - 59

III Welter Weight: 60 - 69

IV Middle Weight: 70 - 79

V Cruiser Weight: 80 - 89

VI Light Heavy Weight: 90 - 99

VII Heavy Weight: 100 - 109

VIII Super Heavy Weight: 110 - 124

IX Super Super Heavy Weight: 125 - 139

1. We will match kids based on weight and age to make each division as fair as possible.

2. All children 12 or under that weight over 140 pounds will need to compete in the teens division.

3. We reserve the right to either subdivide or combine the above weight classes the day of the event depending on the turnout.

* We do this to ensure the competitor as many matches as possible.*

Teens (13 - 16 years old)
Weight Divisions

Weigh-ins occur just prior to the competitors going out to the mat to compete. Scales will be available all day long at the venue as a courtesy to allow athletes to check their weight. However, the ONLY weigh-in that counts is the one in the bullpen, just prior to walking out to the mat to compete.

I Feather Weight: up to 114

II Light Weight: 115 - 129

III Middle Weight: 130 - 149

IV Light Heavy Weight: 150 - 169

V Heavy Weight: 170 - 189

VI Super Heavy Weight: 190 and up

1. We will match kids based on weight and age to make each division as fair as possible.

2. We reserve the right to either subdivide or combine the above weight classes the day of the event depending on the turnout.

* We do this to ensure the competitor as many matches as possible.*

Attention Coaches:

Thank you for being the best part of The Gauntlet III. We hope to provide a competitive and safe atmosphere for you and your athletes to compete. Please familiarize yourself with the following coaching rules. We look forward to seeing you at this event.

All coaches, athletes, and attendees are required to conduct themselves in a professional, courteous, and sportsmanlike manner at all times. No negative comments or heckling allowed. The Warrior Camp Staff will perform their duty to remove negative influences without warning at any time.

THE GAUNTLET III * AUGUST 3, 2013
THE GAUNTLET II * APRIL 13, 2013

Warrior Camp

5027 E Trent Ave,

Spokane, WA 99212

Phone. 754-444-2243

Email. team@warriorcampfitness.com