U19 Tackle Rugby

Last updated May 4, 2022

The summer 2022 season will be open soon! First practice = May 23, 2022.

Note: In the meantime, we are providing free lessons / practices for all beginners every Tuesday through 5/17/22 from 6:00 till 7:00pm at Krebs Field at Ramsay Park in Birmingham.

Step 1: Click the button below to sign up for this season. This includes our local (CAYR) 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 $25 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 “High School.”

USA Rugby Registration

Important News 4/19/22:

High School Rugby Practices for 2022 to begin May 23rd.

– We are NOT charging CAYR season dues this year.

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 9/2/02 and 9/1/06 (14 year olds can play up) for the year ending 8/31/22

Cost: The CAYR team DUES this summer are FREE for this age group. This will be the same for the team based in Tuscaloosa and the team based in Birmingham. USA Rugby dues will only be $25 for players in the “high school” category, which is players on the U15 and U19 tackle teams.

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.

When and Where?

It depends on if you want to practice in Tuscaloosa or Birmingham.

Birmingham Info:

U19 and U15 boys practices will begin May 23, 2022 and likely end August 3, 2022. They will be Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:00 – 7:30pm at Krebs Field at Ramsay Park (3601 Montclair Road in Birmingham). ALSO, if we have enough players sign up from specific high schools and if we have access to fields near their schools, we will likely be able to have additional practices for specific high school teams, so go ahead and form a whole high school team! No experience necessary. Contact your friends now!

Tuscaloosa Info:

U19 and U15 boys practices will begin May 23, 2022 and likely end August 3, 2022. They will be Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:15 – 7:45pm at Hope City Church Recreation Field in Tuscaloosa. No experience necessary. Contact your friends now!

Check this website’s calendar for cancellations or date changes.

Tournaments for the 2022 U19 Tackle Rugby Team:

  • June 25, 2022 = Vulcan 7s in Birmingham, Alabama
  • July 9, 2022 = possibly at Luau 7s in Mobile, Alabama
  • TBD = additional possibilities include Baton Rouge and Memphis


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.