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The TROPICAL 7s facilitates 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).  


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: 18-19 APRIL 2025 (Thurs/Fri/Sat of Easter weekend)

WHERE: Tampa Sportsplex, Florida, USA

WHO: Age Groups at the 2025 Tropical 7s:

  • U18 (boys/girls) 

  • U16 (boys/girls) 

  • U14 (boys/girls) 

  • U12 (Coed) 

  • University/U23 (Mens & Womens)

  • Senior Mens and Womens 


Recruiters wishing to attend the TROPICAL 7s can do so by registering as an official recruiter:

  • Observation of all tournament matches on Friday 18th & Saturday 19th April 2025.

  • Observation of the Tropical 7s Athlete Combine, USA Rugby's talent ID session (tbc) and team training sessions on Thursday 28th March 2024.

  • Opportunity to promote your program onsite at the tournament between 17th-19th April 2025 inclusive (3 days)  Either bring your own promotional tent or rent a 10ft x 10ft pop-up tent for an additional $100 (subject to availability).

  • Information pack provided (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.

  • Your program will be listed on our dedicated official recruiter page HERE (program name, description, logo, contact details, website) until the end of 2025.

  • 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 17th 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 2025 Tropical 7s can be emailed to

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Thursday 17th April 2025:

  • Team training sessions (all-day)

  • Athlete Combine (12-6pm TBC)

  • USA Rugby Talent ID Session (TBC)

Friday 18th April 2025:

  • Observation of all scheduled competitive matches

Saturday 19th April 2025:

  • Observation of all scheduled competitive matches.

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