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The TROPICAL 7s  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 national and international rugby communities to ensure a high standard of competition that aspiring high school-aged players are seeking.  


The TROPICAL 7s  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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WHEN: 6-8 April 2023 (Thurs/Fri/Sat of Easter weekend)

WHERE: Tampa Sportsplex, Florida, USA

WHO: Age Groups at the 2023 Tropical 7s:

  • U18 (boys/girls) 

  • U16 (boys/girls) 

  • U14 (boys/girls) 

  • U12 (Coed) 

  • University/U23 (Mens & Womens)


Recruiters wishing to attend the 2023 TROPICAL 7s can do so by registering as an official recruiter (click button at the top or bottom this page).  The 2023 Official Recruiter package costs $125 and includes the following exclusive benefits:

  • Observation of all tournament matches on Friday 7th & Saturday 8th April 2023.

  • Observation of the Tropical 7s Athlete Combine, USA Rugby's talent ID session and team training sessions on Thursday 6th April 2023.

  • Information pack provided (via email) shortly before the start of the tournament including a list of participating teams, complete player rosters, coach contacts, match schedule and field map. Access to data collected from the Athlete Combine can be provided after the event on request.

  • Opportunity to promote your program onsite between 6th-8th April 2023 (either bring your own tent or rent a 10ft x 10ft pop-up tent for an additional $75 - subject to availability).

  • Your program will be listed on a dedicated official recruiter page on (program name, description, logo, contact details, website) until the end of 2023.

  • Social media 'shoutout' as an official recruiter to the tournament across Tropical 7s social media channels.

  • Access to discounted accommodation rates at local tournament hotels.

  • 1 x parking permit included - parking is chargeable on both tournament days. Available for pick up on Thursday 6th April from the Tropical 7s Welcome Desk at the venue.

  • 1 x access to the tournament livestream included - every match field throughout the tournament will have its own livestream. Livestream login details will be emailed shortly before the start of the tournament.

  • Any queries about recruiting at the 2023 Tropical 7s can be emailed to

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Thursday 6th April 2023:

  • Team training sessions (all-day)

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

  • USA Rugby Talent ID Session (TBC) -typically runs alongside Athlete Combine


Friday 7th April 2023:

  • Observation of all scheduled competitive matches


Saturday 8th April 2023:

  • Observation of all scheduled competitive matches.

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