Kids (4-12 yrs) -NOVICE Division
Our Novice division is our entry level, non-competitive division
They are round-robin brackets designed to give kids experience only,
**Participation Awards to ALL Children Who Enter This Division**
KIDS MATCH LENGTH
All matches will be 4 minutes.
There are no points or advantage points calculated for any moves or positions. For the children's safety, referees are instructed to stop a match before a full submission is in place. In case of a tap or referee stoppage: the match will stop; both children will reset from the standing position; the match will then re-start and continue until the 4 minutes are up.
KIDS MATCH OUTCOME
Our tournament for kids ages 4-12 years old is more like an 'supervised roll'. So, it's not designed to award a 1st or 2nd winner.
All children within a bracket will compete against each other in a round robin format. Everyone will receive a participation plaque.
No: Everyone is NOT a winner! There is nothing to win.
No: Everyone is NOT a loser! There is nothing to lose.
Yes: Everyone WILL gain experience, get a LOT of mat time, make new friends, see old friends and have fun!
Yes: Your child will be able to guage where he or she is at. You'll know by the end of each 4 minute match how many times you where submitted and/or how many times you submitted someone else.
CAREFULLY DESIGNED TO BE A LEARNING EXPERIENCE
KIDS ROUND ROBIN BRACKETS
PLEASE NOTE: No child should HAVE to tap out. The referee should stop the match before the child’s arm is fully extended or if he feels that the child might be in danger of tapping. WHY? The goal here is to build each child’s confidence, provide a positive atmosphere for them to perform without the pressure of winning and loosing.