2018 Tropical 7s Slated for March 30th & 31st
The most recent addition to the rugby 7s tournament is the Tropical 7s which takes place in Orlando Florida! This tournament is open to both youth programs as well as collegiate programs!
Play Rugby in the Warm Weather of Orlando
After a very successful inaugural tournament, the Tropical 7s tournament will return to the Omni Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida. The renowned sport and leisure destination is only a 5 minute walk from the host hotels. Besides the location being very convienet, the fields are kept in professional shape and is nothing but perfection. As the Head Coach is the USA U18 Girls National Team Emilie Bydwell said, "This is some of the nicest grass the girls have ever played on and the weather has been great." When the fields are not being used for rugby, they are used to host many different teams including Stoke City FC, the New York Redbulls, and the USA Women's National Soccer team.
Take Advantage of Rugby Training Camps
Besides the excellent facilities and warm weathers, teams are encouraged to arrive before the tournament to begin to take part in training camps with other teams. Training camps are set up by both the USA and Canada National U18 Rugby Teams. During the training camps, teams will have access to balls and training equipment, access to top international coaches, and meeting rooms can be used at host hotels. Teams also have the ability to take part of controlled scrimmages against other teams and will also have the opportunity to participate in the Tropical 7s Athlete Combine. Pitch availability is flexible for teams who want to take advantage of this and are available the whole week leading up to the first day of games, March 31st.
Put Your Skills to the Test During the Athlete Combine
On the day before games kick off the 2018 Tropical 7s, teams and players are invited to take part in the Athlete Combine. During this, players and teams can set bench markers on a standardized series of physical tests which are critical to becoming a great 7s rugby player. These tests measure each player's speed, acceleration, agility, footwork, catching, passing, and endurance. Prizes are also awarded to those who finsihing on top in each category during the Ahlete Combine.
Register your Team Today for Tropical 7s
Registration is now open to teams who wish to compete in the 2018 Tropical 7s! There is a discounted rate for teams who register before November 17th. Also, teams that refer another team to register will receive a gift card to use at the Omni host hotel!