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Firebirds Registration Information

Join the Phoenix Firebirds for the 2022-2023 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!

2022-2023 Registration is now open

 

Registration to play rugby is a 2 step process* - registering and paying club dues with the Firebirds and registering and playing national dues 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.

*Boys U16 and U19 have 3 steps to register

Registration Completion Checklist

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

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.

LINK:  CLick here to complete firebirds' registration for your player now.

FIREBIRDS CLUB DUES PAYMENT (separate to USA Rugby 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 2022-2023 Season:
$190  - U19 and U16 Tackle:  Oct-April
$160  - 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/U19 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. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PLAYER'S UNIFORM WILL NOT BE ISSUED UNTIL ALL REGISTRATION ITEMS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.

 

Age Divisions

U19 - DOB 9/2/2003 - 9/1/2006
U16 - DOB 9/2/2006 - 9/1/2008
U14 - DOB 9/2/2008 - 9/1/2010
U12 - DOB 9/2/2010 - 9/1/2012
U10 - DOB 9/2/2012 - 9/1/2014
U8 -    DOB 9/2/2014 or younger

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 your junk folder.

We suggest the following:

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

Attention Northern Arizona players and Parents:

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Payment through the registration system is preferred.  Should you need to pay with an alternative form, use these codes

Note:  Do not mark Zelle payments as good or services.  This designation deducts money from your payment to the Firebirds.  You will be asked to cancel the incorrect Zelle transaction and resend payment.

Payment form Code
Cash CASHPAY
Check made to Phoenix Firebirds CHECK
Venmo to Rob Speers (@robspeers) DO NOT MARK THIS AS GOODS OR SERVICES VENMO
Zelle: (602) 361-7978 or robspeers@hotmail.com DO NOT MARK AS GOODS OR SERVICES ZELLE

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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: FOR BOYS AND GIRLS U16 &u19 DIVISIONS ONLY

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


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STEP 2: COMPLETE USA RUGBY REGISTRATION - Create a Rugby Explorer account AND pay registration fee

USA Registration is required every year and needs to be renewed on or after September 1, 2022.

Annual registration runs September 1 to August 31.


Step 3 (Boys U16 and U19 divisions only): Enroll in the team sportsyou group

Each Boys U16 and U19 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

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Important Information and Links to Review

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

Recommendation

Although it is not mandatory for a player, we highly encourage the player and their parent visit World Rugby and create an account.  there is a bunch of reference materials and great free  online classes.

Catch up on all of the International rugby teams and current news.
Create an account and take free online learning modules to improve your knowledge and game!

Located in Dublin, Ireland, World Rugby’s purpose is to grow rugby by making it more relevant and accessible, with a vision of a global sport for all, true to its values.

World Rugby is an international federation and a global movement comprising more than 500 million fans and 10 million players within 128 national member federations affiliated through six regional associations.

https://www.world.rugby

Give us a call anytime!

Our club has a well established board that works hard behind the scenes to provide the best rugby experience for our players, fans and community! As a 501(C)(3), we do things the right way and always make decisions in the best interest of our great club! 

General Club Info

Hotline: (480) 331-5616
Men's Club Email: phoenixrugby@gmail.com
Women's Club Email: phoenixwomensrugby@gmail.com
Firebirds Youth Email: robspeers@hotmail.com

Let's Connect!

Follow/Message us on our FaceBook & Instagram Pages!
For up-to-date information on training, games events or to instantly connect with a club member, be sure to follow or message us on our FaceBook or Instagram pages!

Check our Men's FaceBook and Men's Instagram pages! 
Check our Women's FaceBook and Women's Instagram pages!
Check our Firebirds Youth FaceBook and Firebirds Youth Instagram Pages!