Non-Contact Rugby

Last updated May 10, 2023

The Summer 2023 youth season will be here before you know it! First practice = May 18, 2023.

Step 1: CAYR_registration_with_waiver form.

Step 2: Be on the lookout for an e-mail inviting you to join the team via the TeamSnap app. That will give you up to date information on our practice schedules, match schedules, and rosters. It’s free for YOU to use.

More info:

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 amount of the CAYR team DUES for the 2023 summer season is zero dollars. Yes, we are losing money on this again this year but we do accept donations (venmo = @bham-rugby and paypal = Or you can write a check to “Birmingham Rugby.” 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

In Birmingham Practices/Scrimmages for this age will be Thursday nights from 6:00 – 7:30 at Krebs Field at Ramsay Park (3601 Montclair Road in Birmingham). Starting date is May 18, 2023 with the last practice tentatively Aug 3, 2023. Check this website’s calendar for cancellations or date changes.

In the Leeco (Lee County) area, practice dates and times are TBD. Check with David Bess or possibly TeamSnap.

Tournaments for the 2023 U13 Non-contact Rugby Team:

  • June 17, 2023 = 40th Annual Vulcan 7s in Birmingham, Alabama
  • July 8, 2023 = Luau 7s in Mobile, Alabama
  • TBD = additional possibilities include Baton Rouge and Memphis

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.