AGE GROUPS

IMPORTANT TEAM AND PLAYER ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

DIVISIONS

The age cutoffs for matches played during the for 2021 TROPICAL 7s RUGBY REBOOT are listed below::

  • U18 Boys/Girls: born on or after 1 September 2002

  • U16 Boys/Girls: born on or after 1 September 2004​

  • U14 Boys/Girls: born on or after 1 September 2006

  • U12 Boys/Girls/Coed: born on or after 1 September 2008

  • U10 Boys/Girls/Coed: born on or after 1 September 2010

  • U23/University Mens/Womens: born on or after 1 September 1997

 

Age exemptions: For U18/U16/U14/U12/U10, 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.

Maximum squad size:  The maximum squad size per registered team is capped at 15 players. Additional player 'passes' can be purchased for those looking to bring larger squads with them for training purposes.  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 our sanctioning body, USA Rugby:

  • For non-US registered teams, successful registration is subject to the receipt of an acceptable permission to tour letter from your 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 your team's state/regional/college governing body in line with USA Rugby Return to Play policy in force at the time of the event. 

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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.