Non-Contact Rugby

Last updated April 24, 2024

The Summer 2024 youth season will be here before you know it! First practice = May 23, 2024 in Birmingham plus May 19th clinic in Trussville!

Step 1: Fill out the form below.

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 7 – 15 (2-hand touch): Date of Birth between 9/1/08 and 9/1/16 for the year ending 8/31/24. 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 2024 summer season MIGHT be 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 23, 2024 with the last practice tentatively Aug 1, 2024. Check this website’s calendar for cancellations or date changes.

In Trussville, please attend the intro and clinic May 19, 2024 at the Trussville Football Field, 6450 Husky Parkway, Trussville, AL 35173. Call Zach Blalock at 205-427-0854.

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

Tournaments for the 2024 U13 Non-contact Rugby Team:

  • June 15, 2024 = at Leeco Lions (Auburn, Alabama)
  • June 29, 2024 = 41st Annual Vulcan 7s in Birmingham, Alabama
  • July 13, 2024 = 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:
  • Michael Laney, Executive Director of Alabama Youth Rugby at or 205-903-3408
  • Changes / Cancelations due to weather: if you are registered it’s best to look at the schedule on your Teamsnap app to see if practice has been canceled.