Summer Season Description
Sevens is a fast paced variation of regular rugby played with only seven players on a side for seven minutes per half. It is an Olympic sport. Matches are held tournament style and there are normally around three short games per team.
First practice starts mid May and the last tournament takes place in the end of July.
Summer is also a time for family vacations so we understand that players will be gone for different periods during the summer season. Just let your coach know so he/she can plan.
- WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays (older age groups may also practice on Wednesdays)
- WHERE: Encinitas Community Park or Cardiff Sports Park
- TIME: After 5 pm, will depend on team
There is a tournament almost every weekend in June and July:
- June 3: Oasis 7s, San Diego
- June 10: TBA
- June 17: Torrey 7s, Carmel Valley
- June 24. Encinitas 7s
- July 8: SCYR 7s, San Clemente
- July 15/16: Cal State Games, San Marcos
- July 22: TBA
We intend to field teams in the following age brackets this Summer Sevens season:
- U10: boys and girls born 09/01/2006 - 08/31/2009
- BU12: boys born 09/01/2004 - 08/31/2006
- GU12: girls born 09/01/2004 - 08/31/2008
- BU14: boys born 09/01/2002 - 08/31/2004
- GU14: girls born 09/01/2002 - 08/31/2004
- BU16: boys born 09/01/2000 - 08/31/2002
- GU16: girls born 09/01/2000 - 08/31/2002
- BU18: boys born 09/01/1997* - 08/31/2000
- GU18: girls born 09/01/1997* - 08/31/2000
*) If attendening high school full time, otherwise the cut off is 9/1/1998
Note: These are the same age brackets as for the regular season, except that we now also plan to field a girls-only U12 team and for the summer season there is no U8, but older U8 can play up to U10.
If you want your child to play up or down, please contact the Membership Chair (contact info at the bottom).
New for this year is that 4 tournament fees are included in the registration fee. This year's registration fees are as follows (see also discounts below):
- U10/BU12/GU12: $215 for returning players or $265 for a new player
- BU14-18/GU14-18: $230 for returning players or $280 for a new player
NOTE: A returning player is a player who played for Coastal Dragons during the recent regular season.
This registration fee covers: 4 tournament fees (see below), coaching with support from Institute of Rugby (Matt Hawkins and Hannah Lockwood, who support our coaching staff and provide hands-on instructions during practice), fields, equipment, etc. For new players it also includes player registration with USA Rugby, which includes an accident insurance (click here) and our gear kit (click here).
If you need to set-up a payment plan, please contact the Membership Chair (contact info at the bottom).
Financial aid, such as a limited number of scholarships, are available (click here for more info).
There is a $25 early-bird discount if you sign up before May 1.
There is a $25 discount for multiple children.
New for this year is that the registration fee will include the fees for the 4 major tournaments, including our own Encinitas 7s tournament. Consequently the fees have been increased to cover these extra costs.
Your team is likely to participate in some additional tournaments beyond these 4 and for such additional tournamenets, we will collect the tournament fee from each players, normally $10-$20.
- Before 5/26/2016: All but $20
- After 5/26/2016: no refunds
Registration will open April 7.
To register online click here.
If you have any questions, please contact the Membership Chair (click here for contact info).