International Youth Sevens
ORLANDO, FLORIDA USA | EASTER 10-11 APRIL 2020

RUGBY FUTURES PROGRAMME (TALENT ID)

RUGBY RECRUITERS INVITED TO ATTEND HIGH SCHOOL TALENT SHOWCASE

The Tropical 7s Rugby Futures Programme aims to facilitate the identification and recruitment of aspiring young talent playing at the Tropical 7s tournament from across a range of rugby recruiting programs (e.g. national selectors, college/university coaches, academy directors, etc). 

Tropical 7s features the top high school-aged players (both boys and girls) from across North America and attracts players around the world in a truly unique rugby competition.  As an official stop on the elite North American High School Championship 7s Series (NAHS7s), Tropical 7s has developed a strong reputation within both the national and international rugby communities to ensure a high standard of competition that aspiring high school-aged players are seeking.  

The Tropical 7s Rugby Futures Programme grows each year and has attracted national selectors from USA and Canada as well as college coaches from higher education rugby programs within the US and abroad.

RECRUITERS: CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE REGISTRATION FORM (FREE TO REGISTER)

KEY INFORMATION

WHEN: 9-11 April 2020 in Orlando, FL, USA (Thurs/Fri/Sat of Easter weekend)

WHERE: Omni Championsgate Resort, Orlando, Florida, USA (field complex located directly on-site with host hotel)

COMPETITION: Divisions at the 2020 Tropical 7s feature:

  • U18 Elite (boys and girls divisions) 
  • U18 Open (boys and girls divisions) 
  • U16 (boys and girls divisions) 
  • U14 (boys and girls divisions) 
  • University/U23 (Mens & Womens divisions)

 

PROGRAMME

Thursday 9th April 2020:

  • Team training sessions (all-day)
  • Athlete Combine (12-6pm) – delivered in partnership with USA Weightlifting
  • Coaches & Team Managers Opening Reception (6.30pm - Golf Clubhouse, Omni Resort)

Friday 10th April 2020:

  • Tournament Day 1: 8am-6pm – observation of tournament matches – pool play.  Recruiters offered the option of having a dedicated promotion space at the match fields.
  • **NEW - RUGBY FUTURES EVENING**: 7-9pm, Friday 10th April, Omni Hotel. All participating teams (players, coaches, parents) are invited to attend this themed evening (includes speaker programme) which will take place in a dedicated function room at the Omni Hotel on the evening of Friday 10th April following the conclusion of play on Day 1. Registered recruiters are also invited to attend this function aimed at players, parent and coaches of participating teams enabling them to interact with recruiters attending the tournament as part of the Rugby Futures programme. Participating recruiters will be offered the opportunity of a dedicated table at the event from where they can distribute promotional items and interact with attendees.

Saturday 11th April 2020

  • Tournament Day 2: 8am-6pm: Observation of all Tournament matches – resumption of pool play and knock-out stages.
  • Awards Ceremony & Sunset Pool Party following conclusion of the Tournament – 7pm.

 

REGISTRATION BENEFITS (FREE TO REGISTER)

Recruiters wishing to attend the 2020 Tropical 7s and participate in the Tropical 7s Rugby Futures Programme can do so FREE OF CHARGE but must register below in advance no later than Friday 27th March.  The benefits of registering for the programme are as follows:

  • Observation of both competition days on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th April 2020
  • Observation of team training (all day) and the Athlete Combine (12-6pm) on Thursday 9th April 2020 - including electronic access to data/results of athletes that participate in the Combine.
  • Electronic access to player rosters and team coaches for every team attending the tournament
  • Invitation to attend the Team Managers and Coaches Opening Reception, providing an opportunity to network with coaches and staff from participating teams in the tournament. (6:30pm on Thursday, 9th April 2020).
  • Opportunity to have a promotional space within the Tropical 7s ‘Village’ at the match fields on both tournament days (Friday 10th and Saturday 11th April 2020)
  • Invitation to attend the ‘RUGBY FUTURES’ evening (Friday 10th April - 7-9pm) with access to an individual promotional table and an opportunity to interact with players/parents/coaches from participating teams in the tournament (optional meal can be purchased separately)
  • Invitation to attend the Tropical 7s Awards Presentation & Sunset Pool Party following the conclusion of the tournament (7pm on Saturday, 20 April 2019 -optional meal can be purchased separately)
  • Access to Tropical 7s benefits including discounted accommodation rates at the Omni Orlando Resort

The list of teams registered for the tournament will be published HERE.


CONTACT

If you have any specific questions about the Tropical 7s Rugby Futures Programme, please contact us directly at info@tropical7s.com.

RECRUITERS: CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE REGISTRATION FORM (FREE TO REGISTER)

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