IMPORTANT TEAM AND PLAYER ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
The age cutoffs for matches played during the for 2022 TROPICAL 7s are listed below::
U18 Boys/Girls: born on or after 1 September 2003 (elite and open divisions)
U16 Boys/Girls: born on or after 1 September 2005
U14 Boys/Girls: born on or after 1 September 2007
U12 Coed: born on or after 1 September 2009
U23/University Mens/Womens: born on or after 1 September 1998
Age exemptions: For U18/U16/U14/U12, up to 2 age exemptions are allowed per team for players within 3 months of the birthday cutoff (i.e. June/ July/Aug birthdates). For University/U23s , a team may have up to 2 overage players per squad.
All age exemptions need to be approved in advance by the Tournament Director by applying HERE.
Maximum squad size: The maximum squad size per registered team is capped at 15 players. Please note only 12 players can be made available for any match.
TEAM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
A team's successful registration is subject to the payment in full of the tournament registration fee and satisfactory receipt of the following documents as required by the event sanctioning body, USA Rugby:
For non-US registered teams, successful registration is subject to the receipt of an acceptable permission to tour letter from the team's home union.
For US-registered teams, successful registration is subject to both the club and all rostered players & appointed coaches are in good standing with USA Rugby. Written permission may also be required from the team's state/regional/college governing body in line with USA Rugby Return to Play policy in force at the time of the event.
PLAYER ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
All players must must be in good standing with its own approved governing body and players have completed any applicable waivers and/or release forms to play in the tournament from its home Union. Every player must be registered in the Tournament’s registration system and is required to submit:
Proof of date of birth
A signed ‘Player Consent & Medical Release’ form to the registration portal. If the player is under the age of 18 before the start date of the tournament, this form must be completed and signed by the player’s parent or legal guardian.
A player once registered for a team, irrespective of whether he or she has taken part in the tournament, cannot register or make themselves available for registration in any other team. All teams, their staff and players are required to be appropriately insured for all rugby and non-rugby activities while attending the event.