Non-Contact Rugby

Last updated August 31, 2022

The Summer 2023 youth season will be here before you know it! First practice = June 5, 2023.

Note: In the Winter/Spring 2023 season we will likely be providing free lessons / practices for all beginners every Tuesday through from 6:00 till 6:45pm at Krebs Field at Ramsay Park. This is expected to start in January, 2023 so stay tuned.

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

Sign Up for Youth Rugby – 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 8/31/22:

– Registration is OPEN.

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

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

Registration for ages 6 – 15 (2-hand touch): Date of Birth between 9/1/07 and 9/1/16 for the year ending 8/31/23. 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: The Birmingham / CAYR team DUES this summer are FREE for this age group. 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 Two Hand Touch 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 5, 2023 with the last practice tentatively July 31, 2023. Check this website’s calendar for cancellations or date changes.

Tournaments for the 2022 U13 Non-contact Rugby Team:

  • June 24, 2023 = likely date for Vulcan 7s in Birmingham, Alabama
  • July something, 2023 = likely date for Luau 7s in Mobile, Alabama

Laws (a.k.a. Rules):

Starting the summer of 2022 we changed this age group from flag to two hand touch.

Click Here for the 2022 “Rugby Alabama” two hand touch law variations

PREVIOUSLY it was flag rugby using the following laws. We are leaving this info here in case other teams in other states want to see it.

OLD INFO NOT USED ANYMORE – Click here for the FORMER Rookie Rugby laws and “progressions” used by Central Alabama Youth Rugby

OLD INFO NOT USED ANYMORE – Click here for the FORMER 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.