Non-Contact Rugby

Last updated Oct 20, 2021

Summer 2022 registration will be open soon! First practice = June something, 2022.

Note: In the meantime, we are providing free lessons / practices for all beginners every Tuesday during the school year from 6:00 till 6:45pm at Krebs Field at Ramsay Park

Step 1: Click the button below to sign up for this season. This includes our local (Birmingham) liability waiver.

Sign Up for Youth Rugby at no charge – CLICK HERE
Step 2: THEN, AFTER you complete that local registration, click the link below to register as a USA Rugby member, which is only $10 for this group. Both are mandatory to play. Once you are on the USA Rugby registration page you will need to select Type = Youth & High School, Region = Rugby Alabama, and Club Name = Central Alabama. Then at the bottom of the screen choose “Rookie” 

USA Rugby Registration

Important News 4/19/21:

Youth Rugby Practices for 2021 to begin June 7th.

– We are NOT charging youth season dues for CAYR this year, but do not expect us to provide jerseys, shorts, socks, balls, etc. We will have jerseys that can be borrowed on tournament days if tournaments happen.

Central Alabama Non-Contact Rugby Sevens = Flag or 2-hand touch

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

Registration for ages 6 – 15 (flag or 2-hand touch): Date of Birth between 9/1/05 and 9/1/14 for the year ending 8/31/21. Yes, you can be older than 11 or 12 to play in this division now! See the steps at the top of this page to register.

Cost: There will be NO Birmingham / CAYR team DUES this summer as long as you sign a waiver. USA Rugby dues will only be $10 for players in the “rookie” category, which is non-contact.

Note: 11 year olds have the option to move up to contact rugby with parents’ permission

Style = CoEd Flag Rugby (flag or 2-hand touch)

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 7, 2021 with the last practice tentatively August 2, 2021. Check this website’s calendar for cancellations or date changes.

Tournaments for the 2021 U13 Flag Rugby Team:

  • June 26, 2021 = Vulcan 7s in Birmingham, Alabama
  • July 10, 2021 = Luau 7s in Mobile, Alabama
  • July 17, 2021 = Individuals may sign up for Memphis Touch Rugby Tournament at but we might not bring a full team

Laws (a.k.a. Rules):

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

Click here for the JV laws and “progressions” used by Central Alabama Youth Rugby (option for older kids)


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 but if you are registered it’s best to look at the schedule on your Teamsnap app to see if practice has been canceled.