USA RUGBY's HIGH PERFORMANCE TEAM TO RUN TALENT ID SESSION AND OBSERVE PLAYERS AT THE 2022 TROPICAL 7s.
7th MARCH 2022: USA RUGBY are set to return to TROPICAL 7s with their high performance team to scout for emerging talent at this year's tournament. USA RUGBY will run a talent ID session for registered players in the tournament alongside the TROPICAL 7s Athlete Combine the day before the tournament starts on Thursday 14th April between 1pm and 6pm at the Tournament Sportsplex of Tampa Bay, this year's new venue for the 2022 Tropical 7s.
Players wishing to attend the talent ID session should register in advance (before March 31st) using the link HERE.
The talent ID session will run alongside the TROPICAL 7s ATHLETE COMBINE which will be delivered in conjunction with USA WEIGHLIFTING. The participation of USA Rugby at the Tropical 7s is further validation of the tournament's growing status in attracting aspiring young talent in the United States. The Tropical 7s is an official USA Rugby sanctioned event.
“We are thrilled to have USA Rugby involved once again at this year's Tropical 7s and be able to provide the perfect environment for young talent to perform at their best and be scouted. We have had representatives from USA Rugby attend our event since 2017 and we are excited to be fully supporting the national union's objectives in nurturing future talent here in the States," said John Siner, TROPICAL 7s Executive Director.
"We are happy to be coming back to Tropical 7s as we seek to identify new talent and continue to track players we have seen before,” said Brendan Keane, USA Rugby’s Men’s High-Performance Pathways Manager. “As Tropical 7s is a big event and high quality tournament, it attracts a lot of good players. It is a good chance for us to observe and interact with these young players and get them involved in the pathway process."
USA Rugby is the National Governing Body for the sport of Rugby in the United States of America and a Full Sport Member of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee as well as World Rugby. They are committed to developing the game of Rugby on all levels with over 110,000 active members. USA Rugby are responsible for national senior teams for both 15s and 7s, national youth teams and the Olympic development pathway for elite athletes.