Regional Cup Tournaments paving way to college for youth athletes
High School athletes afforded opportunities to be seen by and communicate with collegiate rugby programs at RCTs
UPDATE | March 13
USA Rugby is very excited to announce the Northeast Regional Cup Tournament has been finalized and will be held June 17-18 at Madison Avenue Park in Rahway, New Jersey. Registration for the tournament will open later this week. To learn more about the tournament please visit the Regional Cup Tournament website.
LAFAYETTE, Colo. - USA Rugby has announced the 2017 dates and locations for the USA Rugby Regional Cup Tournaments (RCTs). Two new locations, Indianapolis and Atlanta, join returning events in Denver and Corvallis as regional hosts.
- Northeast Regional Cup - Rahway, NJ - June 17-18
- South Regional Cup - Atlanta, GA - June 17-18
- West Regional Cup - Denver, CO - June 17-18
- Midwest Regional Cup - Indianapolis, IN - June 24-25
- Northwest Regional Cup - Corvallis, OR - June 23-24
A Northeast Regional Cup Tournament location and date will be announced at a later time.
With collegiate rugby scouting on the rise, RCTs offer an excellent location for athletes and families to meet coaches from collegiate rugby programs across the country. Each tournament will feature special opportunities for college coaches to see and speak with prospective athletes and families, including college fairs open to all players and parents participating in the respective RCT.
The RCTs have historically served as the initial opportunity for USA Rugby scouts to select boys and girls to the Boys High School All Americans and the Girls High School All Americans powered by Atavus. All-American scouts, including those from the AIG Junior All-American (under-20) programs, will be in attendance at each tournament to continue player selection for their respective pathways.
College fair space is available to any university or college interested in attending; please visit the Regional Cup Tournaments' page on USARugby.org to complete the college interest form. Once completed, a representative from the tournament will be in contact to discuss further details.
Want more information about the Regional Cup Tournaments? Go to usarugby.org/rct for information and contacts for each tournament.