CAYR

Central Alabama Youth Rugby (est. 2010)

Last updated 5/15/2019

Age 6 -15 (Flag) | 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 4/29/2019:

  1. Notice the changes in days and times for the youth practices listed below.
  2. REGISTRATION IS OPEN for the summer 2019 season.
  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 Non-Contact Rugby Sevens = Flag

(Ages 6 – 15) – ages of each team to be determined based on what we have

Click here for a quick video about flag rugby

Registration for ages 6 – 15 (flag): Date of Birth between 9/1/03 and 9/1/12 for the year ending 8/31/19. Yes, you can be older than 11 or 12 to play in this division now!

Follow the instructions below:

Note: 11 year olds have the option to move up to contact rugby 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 Non-Contact Rugby Sevens.”
  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 $11.50 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 for this age will be Monday nights from 6:00 – 7:30 at Krebs Field at Ramsay Park (3601 Montclair Road in Birmingham). Starting date is June 3, 2019 with and end date tentatively as late as July 29, 2019. Check this website’s calendar for cancellations or date changes.

Tournaments:

June 29, 2019 = Vulcan 7s in Birmingham, AL

July 13, 2019 = Luau 7s Tournament in Mobile, AL

July 27, 2019 = Beach Rugby Tournament in Pensacola, FL – 5 on 5 on the beach with varied laws. – Already registered team as of 5/15/19. Age 12 and under as of date of tournament.

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

Click here for the JV laws and “progressions” used by Central Alabama Youth Rugby

 

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Central Alabama Youth Contact Rugby Sevens = U15 Tackle

(Ages 11 or 12 to 14)

Registration for age 11 or 12 to 14 tackle: Date of Birth between 9/2/03 and 9/1/06 (11 year olds can play up) for the year ending 8/31/19.

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 Sevens.”
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 $10 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:  Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:00 – 8:00pm at Krebs Field at Ramsay Park (3601 Montclair Road in Birmingham). Starting date is June 3, 2019 with an end date tentatively as late as July 31, 2019. Check this website’s calendar for cancellations or date changes.

Tournaments:

June 29, 2019 = Vulcan 7s in Birmingham, AL

July 13, 2019 =  Possibly Luau 7s Tournament in Mobile, AL

July 27, 2019 = Possibly Beach Rugby Tournament in Pensacola, FL – 5 on 5 on the beach with varied laws.

August 3, 2019 = Possibly Elvis 7s in Memphis, TN.

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

 

Cost: $150 – This includes a full kit (warm-up 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 Sevens = U19

(Ages 14 or 15-18)

Registration for age 14 or 15-18 High School tackle: Date of Birth between 9/2/99 and 9/1/03 (14 year olds can play up) for the year ending 8/31/19

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 Sevens.”
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 for this age will be Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:00 – 8:00pm at Krebs Field at Ramsay Park (3601 Montclair Road in Birmingham). The starting date is June 3, 2019 and the ending date is tentatively as late as July 31, 2019. Check this website’s calendar for cancellations or date changes.

Tournaments:

June ??, 2019 = Possibly going to the Georgia State Games

June 29, 2019 = Vulcan 7s in Birmingham, Alabama

July 13, 2019 =  Possibly Luau 7s Tournament in Mobile, Alabama

July 27, 2019 = Beach Rugby Tournament in Pensacola, FL – 5 on 5 on the beach with varied laws. Already registered team as of 5/15/19

August 3, 2019 = Possibly Elvis 7s in Memphis, TN.

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

 

Cost: $150 – This includes a full kit (warm-up 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.

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Misc Info:
Krebs Field (at Ramsay Park) is located at 3601 Montclair 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 one of the following:
Field Hotline = 205-933-6285