USA Rugby’s Regional Cup Tournament College Showcases (RCTs) are the pathway to collegiate rugby play, college recruitment and exposure, and selection to the High School All American Teams!Each RCT has two Divisions for both boys and girls, Tier 1 which will primarily be comprised of Juniors and Seniors and Tier 2 which will be primarily comprised of Freshmen and Sophomores, where America’s best players compete for a Regional Cup Championship. Please see below for eligibility for each division.

2019 Roster Submittal

Rosters for the 2019 Regional Cup Tournament will be submitted through an online portal directly to USA Rugby. Instructions and links for the roster will be sent to the coach once they have registered for an RCT.
Have questions about roster submittal? Click Here

College Coaches and Recruiters!

The RCT’s are an excellent venue for college coaches and recruiters to see up and coming talent in action! Learn more about the amazing opportunities at the events in our College Coach Informational Video featuring Karen Fong-Donoghue of The Ruggers’ Edge.Submit your information here and tournament college coordinators will contact you with more information about their tournament.

2019 RCT Schedule

RegistrationTournament NameDateLocationContactUSA Rugby ContactReferee SelectorUSAR Selector
Register HereRocky Mountain ChallengeJune 14-16, 2019Denver, CORich Cortez, rcortez@usarugby.orgKurt Weaver – kweaver@usarugby.orgBob HauslerBrendan Keane & Josie Ziluca
Register HereNortheast Regional Cup TournamentJune 29-30. 2019Springfield, MABill Good – bill.good@myrugby.orgKurt Weaver – kweaver@usarugby.orgOlivia Rogers, Miles McIvorRys Chadwick
Register HereGreat Northwest ChallengeJune 28-29, 2019Boise, ID – Optimist Regional Sports ComplexMitch Castro – mitch@rugbyidaho.comKurt Weaver – kweaver@usarugby.orgMark HandelBrendan Keane & Martha Daines
Register HereMidwest Regional Cup TournamentJune 22-23, 2019Cottage Grove, WIBrian Gleason – midwestRCT@gmail.comKurt Weaver – kweaver@usarugby.orgDave HainesBrendan Keane & Sue Whitwell
Register HereSouth Regional Cup tournamentJune 22-23, 2019Murfreesboro, TN – Middle Tennessee State UniversityJody Hensley, jody.hensley@mtsu.eduKurt Weaver – kweaver@usarugby.orgStephen ForrestJoel Bonnaud
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Eligibility/Tournament support

How do I participate in RCT? Contact your local SRO to find out how to join an All-Star team attending a RCT near you!

How much are the Tournament fees?
Tournament Fees are as follows: – West RCT: $500 per team – Northeast RCT: $400 per team – Northwest RCT: $450 per team – Midwest RCT: $500 per team – South RCT: $500 per team *No refunds as of 7 days out from the event
Who is eligible to play on a Tier 1 team?
Player eligibility is determined by age.Players must be at least 16 years old by the first day of the event their team is participating in and must not have turned 19 by September 1, 2018. Players must be enrolled in High School during the 2018/19 school year. This tier should primarily be comprised of Juniors and Seniors. No college or adult players allowed.
Who is eligible to play on a Tier 2 team?
Player eligibility is determined by age.Players much be at least 14 years old or older by the first day of the event their team is participating in and must not have turned 17 before June 1, 2019. Players must be enrolled in high school during the 2018/19 school year. This tier should primarily be comprised of Freshman and Sophomores. No college or adult players allowed.
Are players allowed to play on more than one team during a competition weekend?
Players must only be rostered to 1 team during a tournament competition. If a player is rostered to a Tier 2 team, they may not play for a Tier 1 team during that weekend’s competition.
Will any player eligibility exceptions be granted for the 2019 Regional Cup Tournaments?
Player exceptions will be granted on a very limited basis for the 2019 RCT’s. If you have a player you would like to have play in a tier outside of their eligibility (e.g. 15 year old playing on a Tier 1 team) please Click Here to review the exception requirements and complete the request form.
I’m trying to register for a tournament using the “Register Here” link above but it wants me to create an account, do I have to do this to register my team?
No, you do not need to register with Sports Engine to sign up for an RCT. When you click on “Register Here” there will be an option to “Continue as a guest”, please click this link and you will be able to register your team without trouble.
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