TALENT IDENTIFICATION PROGRAMME

RUGBY RECRUITERS INVITED TO ATTEND HIGH SCHOOL PLAYER SHOWCASE

The TROPICAL 7s Talent ID Programme aims to facilitate the identification and recruitment of aspiring young talent playing at the Tropical 7s from across a range of rugby recruiting programs (e.g. national selectors, college/university coaches, academy directors, etc).  

For the 2023 TROPICAL 7s, USA Rugby will be hosting an official USAR Talent ID Session alongside the Tropical 7s ATHLETE COMBINE. Youth players will be able to interact with USAR high performance coaches and national selectors. 

 

The TROPICAL 7s features top high school-aged players (both boys and girls) from across North America and attracts players around the world in a truly unique rugby competition.  TROPICAL 7s has developed a strong reputation within both the national and international rugby communities to ensure a high standard of competition that aspiring high school-aged players are seeking.  

 

The TROPICAL 7s Talent ID Programme grows each year and has attracted national selectors from USA and Canada as well as university coaches from higher education rugby programmes within the US and abroad.

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KEY INFORMATION FOR RECRUITERS

WHEN: 6-8 April 2022 (Thurs/Fri/Sat of Easter weekend)

WHERE: Tampa Sportsplex, Florida, USA

WHO: Age Groups at the 2022 Tropical 7s:

  • U18 (boys/girls) 

  • U16 (boys/girls) 

  • U14 (boys/girls) 

  • U12 (Coed) 

  • University/U23 (Mens & Womens)

RECRUITER REGISTRATION BENEFITS (FREE TO REGISTER)

Recruiters wishing to attend the 2023 TROPICAL 7s and participate in the TROPICAL 7s Talent ID Programme can do so FREE OF CHARGE but must register below in advance no later than 31st March 2023.  The benefits of registering for the programme are as follows:

  • Observation of all tournament matches on the 7th & 8th April.

  • Observation of team training (all day) and the Athlete Combine (12-6pm) on Thursday 6th April 2023 - including electronic access to data/results of athletes that participate in the Combine.

  • Electronic access to player list and team coaches

  • Opportunity to have a promotional space at the TROPICAL 7s during the event -please contact us directly. 

  • Access to discounted rates with accommodation partners.

  • Parking charge of $10 per vehicle per day (tournament days only).

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RECRUITER PROGRAMME

Thursday 6th April 2023:

  • Team training sessions (all-day)

  • Athlete Combine (12-6pm) – delivered in partnership with USA Weightlifting

  • USA Rugby Talent ID Session (1-6pm) - runs alongside Athlete Combine

Friday 7th April 2022:

  • Observation of any scheduled competitive matches –  Recruiters have the opportunity of hosting a dedicated promotion space at the match fields - tents available for hire for an additional fee.

Saturday 8th April 2022:

  • Observation of any scheduled competitive matches.

  • Post-Event Function (TBD)