- John Siner
2021 RUGBY RE-BOOT IS ON!
The Tropical 7s has launched the TROPICAL 7s RUGBY RE-BOOT for its 2021 edition, which will provide a unique opportunity for youth and U23/University teams to return to rugby in a safe environment under the warm Florida sunshine.
Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tropical 7s will look a little different this year. Teams will have the opportunity to adapt their experience based on their needs, with the Tropical 7s team on-site to facilitate all of the operations and management of the event. All teams and players will therefore be able to have a rugby experience in a safe and healthy environment.
The 2021 TROPICAL 7s RUGBY RE-BOOT will be the first opportunity for many teams and players to enjoy competitive rugby again after a challenging year. The event will be held at the Omni Championsgate Resort in Orlando, Florida and teams will be able to enjoy a combined rugby and vacation experience taking advantage of the Omni Resort’s leisure facilities as well as Central Florida's world famous theme parks and other top attractions.
The 2021 TROPICAL 7s RUGBY RE-BOOT is now open for REGISTRATION. See below for important event details.
IMPORTANT DETAILS -- 2021 TROPICAL 7s RUGBY-REBOOT
The 2021 TROPICAL 7s RUGBY RE-BOOT will be open to teams of all age groups and gender (U23/University, U18, U16, U14, U12, U10).
The Tropical 7s takes place at at the Omni Resort Field Complex, which is located on-site at the resort only a short walk from the main hotel.
Participating teams will be able to customize and adapt their experience. All teams have the option to set-up their own training camp -- including the option to isolate within their own "bubble environment" with no interaction with other teams or participants if they so wish.
Tropical 7s staff will facilitate the organization of matches, scrimmages and competition against other participating teams. Age groups with a sufficient number of teams will allow for the organization of divisions and scheduled competition.
All competitive matches will take place 2nd-3rd April (Fri/Sat).
The Tropical 7s ATHLETE COMBINE will take place on Thursday 1st April.
Fields will be available to registered teams to use between Monday 29th March to Sunday 4th April 2021 (Easter Sunday).
USA Rugby will host an official USAR Talent ID Session alongside the Athlete Combine (Thur 1st April), where USA Rugby will have high performance selectors on-site and interacting with athletes.
COVID PROTOCOLS based on local health and safety regulations will be in place and must be respected at all times. See our COVID-RELATED information here.
EVENT FEES & CONDITIONS
The Registration Fee is $500 per team. Pricing is based on max 15 players per team (additional players charged at $35 per player).
Registrations transferred from 2020 will be honored.
Registered teams will have the right to use the field complex as part of a training camp as well as the playing of matches and/or scrimmages.
The Tropical 7s staff will facilitate all competitive opportunities with other participating teams . Modified rules may be adapted on a per match/division basis in agreement with participating teams and according to health and safety protocols in place at the time of the event.
For age groups that have enough interested teams, the Tropical 7s will organize division(s) and run a competition in a format and schedule determined by the Competition Director (max 6 matches per team).
All officiated matches will take place on Friday 2nd April and Saturday 3rd April, with the Tropical 7s providing qualified referees and match balls.
All players will have free entry into the 2021 Tropical 7s ATHLETE COMBINE and the USAR Talent ID Session.
Access to discounted rates with our ACCOMMODATION partners - to be booked separately.
USA Rugby's RETURN TO PLAY conditions must also be met by all participating teams.
ADDITIONAL TEAM SERVICES
Team Tent Rental (set up for the duration of team's camp)
Airport Transfers - prices available on request
Team Van Rental - prices available on request.
Discounted local tourism tickets via Tropical 7s Partner
The Tropical 7s is currently developing the health and safety protocols that will be in place for the 2021 event. The Tropical 7s will be strictly enforcing COVID-19 related mandates issued by local, state, and national authorities, as well as any USA Rugby mandated protocols. Teams and participants will risk expulsion for any non-compliance. Full details of the event's safety protocols will be released in the near future.