Youth

Central Alabama Youth Rugby (est. 2010)

Last updated 6/8/2017

Age 6-11 (Flag or 2 hand touch) | Age 11 or 12 – 14 (Tackle) | Age 14 or 15 – 18 (Tackle)

| Age 18-Up Vulcans (Tackle) |

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Why the Youth Sport Your Kids Should be Playing is Rugby

 

Important News 5/9/2017:

  1. Registration is open for the summer, 2017 youth season. Find your age group below for details.
  2. Youth Season kickoff/cookout/touch rugby SATURDAY 5/13/17 at 3:30pm at Ramsay Park.
  3. Don’t forget our Youth Needs Based Scholarship program to pay your child’s CAYR season dues. See our Scholarship page for details.
  4. Free two hand touch the second Sunday of every month at 2pm (except Mother’s Day), even if you are not a member. These will be at Krebs Field at Ramsay Park. Check this website’s calendar for cancellations or date changes.

 

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Central Alabama Youth Non-Contact Rugby = U12

(Ages 6-11)

(a.k.a. Flag Rugby)

Click here for a quick video about flag rugby

Registration for ages 6-11 (flag): Date of Birth between 9/2/04 and 9/1/10 for the year ending 8/31/17

Follow the instructions below:

Note: 11 year olds have the option to move up to U15 with parents’ permission.

  1. Read all of these steps before you click any links because there are two places to sign up and two places to make separate payments.
  2. Go to www.usarugby.org
  3. In the menu, select Membership, then select Register.
  4. Click the appropriate link as to whether or not you are a current or former member of USA Rugby, not a member but want to join, or a current member requesting a login account.
  5. Make sure you register for “Central Alabama Youth Non-Contact Rugby.”
  6. Continue with the rest of the questions, online signatures, and online payment.
  7. When you’re asked to chose a role, choose “Player Member” unless you are a ref, coach, or admin. (Player dues are only $5 but that is not the same as your CAYR dues).
  8. Click the button below to sign up and pay dues for this season.

Sign Up for Youth Rugby
 

Style = CoEd Flag Rugby

Practices/Scrimmages will be Monday nights from 5:45 – 7:00 at Krebs Field. Starting date is May 8, 2017 with and end date of June TBD or July TBD, 2017. Also, there is no charge for anyone to join us for two hand touch the second Sunday of every month at 2pm, even if you are not a member.

Tournaments:

May 27, 2017 = Luau 7s Tournament in Mobile. Try to enter U9 and U12 teams.

June 24, 2017 = Alabama State Games (part of Vulcan 7s this year) at Heardmont Park in Birmingham

Stay tuned for details on these and possibly additional tournaments. This website will be updated.

Cost: $70 (This includes a jersey and entry fees into all tournaments). Each child will need to provide cleats (soccer cleats are fine) and black shorts (preferably with a draw string). If you cannot afford CAYR dues or know someone else who is interested in benefiting from or donating to our youth scholarship program, see our Scholarship page for details.

Laws (a.k.a. Rules):  Click here for the U12 laws and “progressions” used by Central Alabama Youth Rugby

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Central Alabama Youth Contact Rugby = U15

(Ages 11 or 12 to 14)

Registration for age 11 or 12 to 14 tackle: Date of Birth between 9/2/01 and 9/1/04 (11 year olds can play up) for the year ending 8/31/17

Folllow the instructions below

Note: 11 year olds have the option to move up to U15 with parents’ permission.

1. Read all of these steps before you click any links because there are two places to sign up and two places to make separate payments.
3. In the menu, select Membership, then select Register.
4. Click the appropriate link as to whether or not you are a current or former member of USA Rugby, not a member but want to join, or a current member requesting a login account.
5. Make sure you register for “Central Alabama Youth Contact Rugby.”
6. Continue with the rest of the questions, online signatures, and online payment. When you’re asked to chose a role, choose “Player Member” unless you are a ref, coach, or admin. (This is $5 and it is not the same as your CAYR dues)
7. Click the button below to sign up and pay dues for this season.

Sign Up for Youth Rugby
 

Style = Boys Only Tackle Rugby (if enough girls are interested we will have a girls division as well).

Practices/Scrimmages will be Monday and Wednesday nights from 5:45 – 7:00 at Krebs Field. Starting date is May 8, 2017 with an end date of June TBD or July TBD, 2017. Also, there is no charge for anyone to join us for two hand touch the second Sunday of every month at 2pm, even if you are not a member.

Tournaments:

June 24, 2017 = Alabama State Games (part of Vulcan 7s this year) at Heardmont Park in Birmingham

Stay tuned for details on this and likely additional tournaments. This website will be updated.

 

Cost: $150 – This includes a full kit (jersey, shorts, and socks) and entry fees for all tournaments. If you cannot afford CAYR dues or know someone else who is interested in benefiting from or donating to our youth scholarship program, see our Scholarship page for details.

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Central Alabama High School Rugby = U19

(Ages 14 or 15-18)

Registration for age 14 or 15-18 High School tackle: Date of Birth between 9/2/97 and 9/1/01 (14 year olds can play up) for the year ending 8/31/17

Follow the instructions below:

1. Read all of these steps before you click any links because there are two places to sign up and two places to make separate payments.
3. In the menu, select Membership, then select Register.
4. Click the appropriate link as to whether or not you are a current or former member of USA Rugby, not a member but want to join, or a current member requesting a login account.
5. Make sure you register for “Central Alabama High School Rugby.”
6. Continue with the rest of the questions, online signatures, and online payment (This is not the same as your CAYR dues). When you’re asked to chose a role, choose “Player Member” unless you are a ref, coach, or admin.
7. Click the button below to sign up and pay dues for this season.

Sign Up for High School Rugby
 

Style = Boys Only Tackle Rugby (if enough girls are interested we will add a girls division as well). 7s. That means 7 on 7 rather than 15 on 15.

Practices at Krebs Field will be 5:30 till 6:45pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Krebs Field at Ramsay Park. The starting date is May 9, 2017 and the ending date is likely June TBD or July TBD, 2017. Also, there is no charge for anyone to join us for two hand touch the second Sunday of every month at 2pm, even if you are not a member.

Tournaments:

May 27, 2017 = Tentatively Luau 7s in Mobile

June 3, 2017 = Tentatively Georgia State Games

June 10, 2017 = Tentatively Redfish 7s in Baton Rouge, LA

June 24, 2017 = Alabama State Games (part of Vulcan 7s this year) at Heardmont Park in Birmingham

July 8, 2017 = Tentatively Music City 7s in Nashville, TN

Stay tuned for details on these and likely additional tournaments. This website will be updated.

 

Cost: $150 – This includes a full kit (jersey, shorts, and socks) and entry into all tournaments. It also means you will get all of the benefits (such as supplemental insurance) of being a registered member of USA Rugby. Details can be read at www.usarugby.org   If you cannot afford CAYR dues or know someone else who is interested in benefiting from or donating to our youth scholarship program, see our Scholarship page for details.

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Birmingham Vulcans

18 or Over = Eligible to play for the Birmingham Vulcans.

Practices are Tuesday and Thursday nights at 6:30 almost all year round. Also, there is no charge for anyone to join us for two hand touch the second Sunday of every month at 2pm, even if you are not a member.

Misc Info:
Krebs Field (at Ramsay Park) is located at 3601 Country Club Road, Birmingham, Alabama
Matches are handled by coaches and referees certified by USA Rugby.
Players of certain ages are allowed to “play up” an age group with the permission of a parent or legal guardian, but no player is allowed to “play down.”
For more information please contact Patti Bennett, Youth Rugby Director at youthdirector@birminghamrugby.org or 205-919-9555.
Field Hotline = 205-933-6285