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Firebirds Registration Information

Join the Phoenix Firebirds for the 2021-2022 Season!

The Firebirds' main focus to get kids out to have fun and play rugby.  In rugby, there is a place for every body size and athletic ability.    The Firebirds welcome both boys and girls to the sport of Rugby!

Join us anytime during the season and don't worry if you've never played the game before.  Rugby is a life long sport.  It is never too late to start!

Welcome to the Firebirds.  We look forward to seeing you!

2021-2022 Registration is now open

 

Registration to play rugby is a 2 step process - registering with the Firebirds and registering with USA Rugby. 

Important notes to the Firebirds registration process
  • Firebirds' club dues will be collected at the end of the registration form.  The form will automatically send you to the payment section.
  • All waiver and acknowledgement forms are collected electronically in the registration form.  No more paper documents!
    • Mandatory:  all electronic waiver and acknowledgement forms must have the player and all parent/guardian names typed in the form.

Registration Completion Checklist

This is for your reference only.  This does not need to be turned in.

Important Information and Links to Review

cOACH AND aDMINISTRATOR cONTACT iNFORMATION
Allowed Protective Equipment
FIT TOUCH RULES AND TUTORIAL VIDEOS
tACKLE rUGBY rULES AND VIDEO TUTORIALS
Important email communication information

Once your Firebirds online registration form is submitted, all emails listed will be placed in our email system.  These emails frequently go into the junk folders.  We send weekly emails during the season.  If you are not receiving them, be sure to check you junk .

We suggest the following:

  • add PhoenixFirebirds@hotmail.com as a contact
  • mark PhoenixFirebirds@hotmail.com as a safe sender

Please note that the player's uniform will not be issued until all registration items have been completed.

 

3 Steps

We prefer if you can complete all requirements the same day, if possible.


Step 1: Complete Firebirds Online Registration, Dues Payment, Photo and ID submission

Be sure to complete your registration in one sitting.  The form will not be saved if you leave before it is completed and submitted. 
You may return to a submitted form to add missing information.

Click here to register your player now.

FIREBIRDS CLUB DUES PAYMENT (in addition to USAR fees)

For payment, we accept check made out Phoenix Rugby, cash, Venmo (@robspeers) or credit card swipe via Square in person, but the preferred option is for you to pay online during the SportEngine registration process.

Player Club Dues for the 2021-2022 Season:
$180  High School and U16 Tackle:  Oct-April
$155  Youth Tackle (U10, U12, U14):  Oct - Feb
$100 Youth Touch (U8/10, U12/14):  Oct - Feb

***   Assistant Coaches & Team Managers get 50% discount on their child’s registration fee   
***   Multiple Sibling Discount:  $10 discount for each player in the same household registered with the Firebirds.

Club dues includes a uniform kit (socks, shorts, warm up shirt and match day tackle jersey (for U10/12/14) for the player to keep.  For U16/ High School players, a match day Firebirds tackle jersey will be provided by the Club and will need to be returned to the Club after the game.  

Reminder: dues are non-refundable and a season is not guaranteed. 

Age Divisions

HS - DOB 9/1/2005 or earlier
U16 - DOB 9/2/2005 - 9/1/2007
U14 - DOB 9/2/2007 - 9/1/2009
U12 - DOB 9/2/2009 - 9/1/2011
U10 - DOB 9/2/2011 - 9/1/2013
U8 - U-8 DOB 9/1/2013 or later

Step 1A: Submit photo of player (in addition to USAR requirement)


Photo must be from waist up against a light or white solid background.  Player should not be wearing a hat or sunglasses.  If the player wears sports glasses, they may have them on.
Email photo (do not text) to yspeers@hotmail.com 

Step 1B: Submit  School ID of player (in addition to USAR requirement)


Please take ID out of the plastic holder.
For ID Copy, upload a photo of your school ID.    You may submit one of the following if student ID is unavailable:  screenshot of electronic student ID on phone, passport, birth certificate, state issued ID, driver's license or permit.
Email photo (do not text) to yspeers@hotmail.com


STEP 2: COMPLETE USA RUGBY REGISTRATION

 

USA Registration is required every year and needs to be renewed on or after September 1, 2021.

Annual registration runs September 1 to August 31.

It is highly recommended that you register while using this step-by step video tutorial.

Register with USA Rugby (formerly called CIPP) 

Click here to register at USA Rugby: https://usarugby.sportlomo.com/

 

Note that the registration with USAR has to be in the Player's name, not the parent's.

You must have the following ready in order to proceed with USA Rugby registration:

  • Insurance card (select self pay if no insurance)
  • Photo of player:  Photo must be from waist up against a light or white solid background.  Player should not be wearing a hat or sunglasses.  Reading glasses should be removed.
  • Photo of School ID for U16 and HS players.  Please take ID out of the plastic holder for photo.  Update 9/29/21:  Please note that there is an error with the current USAR registration.  The upload of the HS ID is missing. 
    • The school ID may be the actual ID (preferred) or a screen shot of the electronic student ID from the player's phone.
    •   If the player does not have a school ID, you may submit one of the following:  passport, birth certificate, state issued ID, driver's license or permit.

 

Player USAR Registration Types

Important:  If your player needs to additionally register as a referee, follow this video .  This type of registration is known as a Multi-role registration.

Player Division USAR Registration Cost (annual Sept 1- Aug 31 Comments
U8 Rookie (Youth Non-Contact) $35 + processing fee Touch rugby only, must upgrade to tackle if player decides to participate in this type of rugby
U10, U12, U14 Youth $100 + processing fee
U16, HS High School $110 + processing fee
U16/HS and referee Multirole $146.02 + processing fee
Touch Rugby only (any age division) Rookie (Youth Non-Contact) $35 + processing fee Touch rugby only, must upgrade to tackle if player decides to participate in this type of rugby

Step 3 (Boys U16 and HS only)

Each Boys U16 and HS player AND ONE PARENT/GUARDIAN must signup/enroll in SportsYou. 
Click here for information/instructions for SportYou.

All players must notify the coaching staff via SportsYou if you will not be playing a match or going to practice.

 

Sports You uses:

  • Notify coaches of absence from a match or practice
  • Game day line ups
  • Last minute changes
  • Upload photos to share