Dear Parents and Youth Athletes,
Please be aware of the following changes in youth DE formats.
Beginning with the 2013-2014 season the format for both Y10 and Y12 direct elimination bouts will be the following:
1) Y10 direct elimination bouts are for 10 hits or end when two periods of three minutes, with a one-minute rest between each period, have passed. The first period ends either at the expiration of three minutes or when 5 hits are scored, whichever comes first.
2) Y12 direct elimination bouts are for 15 hits or end when 3 periods of three minutes, with a one-minute rest between each period have passed.
The rules for handling ties in score at the end of regulation, awarding of cards and non-combativity will apply as currently written. There will be no exceptions made in Y10 or Y12 DE bouts.
For more information on these changes refer to the Youth Development Committee's motions and rationale in the Agenda from the June 12, 2013 Board of Directors meeting available under Minutes and Meetings.
Have a great season!