The Mid Atlantic 7s series will host qualifiers on the following dates.
7/10 NOVA – Manassas, VA
7/17 East Coast 7s – Downingtown, PA
7/24 Rites of Summer – Columbia, MD
Policies and Procedures for this summer’s series will be announced by the MAC 7s Committee.
Host teams will announce details of their events.
For clubs interested in playing in the National 7s Club Championship, see below.
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From Howard Kent USA Rugby Club 7s Commissioner:
2021 National 7s Team Enrollment Form
Interested teams must complete the 2021 National 7s Team Enrollment Form by June 24 and pay an entry fee by July 1. See: https://forms.gle/7gNCSFxHY4kWPBLp7
Expanded Opportunity – Alert your Teams
Our premise is to encourage participation by expanding the number of teams that play in the 7s National Championship using an Open / Invitational concept. All teams that preregister for the 7s National Competition and make the effort to play in qualifying 7s tournaments are in the pathway for entry in the 7s National Championship event. The top teams each for Men & Women would play in an upper tier competition at Nationals for the Signes Cup. The remaining teams that preregister for the 7s National Competition and qualify would play in a lower tier for the Silver Cup. Over time this model should improve the quality on competition and depth of participation.
2021 National 7s Miscellaneous Items
Pre-qualified teams will be announced June 24. July 1st is the cutoff date for confirming intent to qualify for Nationals.
As this event is unbudgeted by USA Rugby and the Senior Club Council, the Host is picking up all venue costs and competition costs shall be shouldered by an entry fee. The entry fee is expected to be between $650 -$850 (still TBD). We anticipate that if a team withdraws prior to July 1 they will receive a 50% refund and withdrawing later than that there will be NO refund.
Payment types accepted for the fee are Credit card and Debit Card only. NO Cash, NO Cheques.
2021 National 7s Multiple teams from one Club
Clubs may qualify for the Signes Cup and also another team in the Silver Cup if they do not wish to try to qualify two teams for the top tier and NOT have to split their roster for the season, per Section 5, 5.1f.
USA Rugby Player Eligibility Rules—Sevens Rules are Section 5 which is on Page 5
National 7s Location
Aug 14 & 15, 2021
Hosts: Seattle (more info from the hosts soon- do NOT contact them now!)
Venue: Starfire Sports
14800 Starfire Way
Tukwila, WA 98188
Team & Player CIPP
All teams must be registered with USA Rugby and all players must be CIPP to that team.
A Club must be registered and In Good Standing with USA Rugby and the Approved Governing Body by June 15.
A Player must be Registered to the Club and residing in the United States, through initial enrollment or transfer, prior to the earlier of (i) playing in any Qualifying Tournament or, (ii) July 1.
Sevens Chair – Men’s Teams: Howard Kent | firstname.lastname@example.org
Sevens Chair – Women’s Teams: Joanne Liu | email@example.com