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WELCOME TO THE TROPICAL 7s!

The TROPICAL 7s International Youth Sevens brings youth teams (U23 to U12) from around the globe together for the ultimate rugby experience in the world-renowned sports destination that is Tampa, Florida, USA.

 

With an ideal warm weather environment, a world-class venue, competitive divisions at every age group, top international referees, and training camp opportunities alongside incredible tourism activities, the TROPICAL 7s offers the perfect rugby tour experience.

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Following rugby's return to the Olympic Games at Rio 2016 and at Tokyo 2020, Rugby Sevens is now firmly established as an Olympic sport. The TROPICAL 7s helps young players to strive towards their Olympic dream by providing a pathway to the next level with top international competition and training in an elite athlete environment.

 

Players at the TROPICAL 7s get seen by important decision-makers and talent scouts, with many "alumni" having gone to greater heights by being selected for national teams and getting recruited and offered scholarships to play in college. 

AMAZING VENUE IN THE TROPICS

The TROPICAL 7s takes place at the Tampa Sportsplex with its own state-of-the-art sports complex comprising of 15 fields.

 

The venue is just 10 mins from downtown Tampa and 20 mins from Tampa International Airport and is within easy reach of many of Central Florida's world famous theme parks, beaches and other top attractions.

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The ultimate rugby experience in the heart of Florida...

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TROPICAL 7s is proud to be an official talent identification event for USA Rugby.  The tournament attracts the top youth players and teams, both boys and girls, from across North America and around the the world.  

 

Rugby recruiters are able to  join the TROPICAL 7s Talent Identification Programme that attracts national selectors from USA Rugby and Rugby Canada as well as college coaches from the US and abroad...

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TRAIN LIKE THE PROS!

TROPICAL 7s offers the unique opportunity for teams to conduct training camps and other team-building activities during the week of the tournament at our world-class facility. With perfect grass pitches under the warm spring Florida sunshine, many competing teams arrive early to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

 

The field complex is a regular venue for professional sports teams, with convenient accommodation directly on-site, offering the ideal setup for a training camp experience ahead of the competition.

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INTERNATIONAL & US TEAMS

TROPICAL 7s attracts school, club, academy, university and representative teams of all levels from across the world, creating a unique international atmosphere to share the values and passion for Rugby.  

 

Whether you are a team from the USA or from the other side of the world, you are guaranteed to receive a warm welcome at the TROPICAL 7s and have the experience of a lifetime.

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-JD Stephenson, General Manager High Performance, USA RUGBY

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"What sets the Tropical 7s apart is the professionalism of the organisation not only on the pitch in terms of the teams being attracted to the tournament but also off the pitch in terms of facilitating international and domestic teams at what is a world class facility."

The TROPICAL 7s seeks qualified and experienced match officials from across the globe to be part of our International Referee Programme.  

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