Just picture it — a gorgeous summer day by the lake with Johnsonville brats, beverages, and a park full of your friends playing rugby. For most players and fans, the Lakefront 7s Rugby Tournament and Festival is the ideal way to spend a Saturday. But since we sell out every year, we always have to turn away teams that did not register early for the Lakefront 7s.
There is no worse feeling than being left out, and that’s especially true for the Lakefront 7s which is unique in many ways compared other sevens events. So here are the top 5 reasons to register early for the Lakefront 7s.
USA Rugby published a press release yesterday detailing changes in it’s club 7s competition format. The article lists updates to the USA Rugby National Club 7s Championship qualifying events that take place across the country and are used to select the teams that will compete to be the top rugby 7s team in the country.
Some of the changes include:
Simplified eligibility rules for non-citizens
Increased roster size of up to 13 players including one “traveling reserve player”
Limiting qualifying events in any geographic/competitive region to between two and four events
More flexible seeding among geographic/competitive regions
An event certification process to be administered by USA Rugby’s 7s working group
But perhaps the biggest change announced in the press release is the creation of “Open Qualifiers” for the men’s USA Rugby National Club 7s Championship. Two events, held in Eastern and Western parts of the country, will serve to identify two wild card teams as the winners will automatically qualify for the USA Rugby National Club 7s Championship. (more…)
One of the key factors that affects the success of a large event like the Lakefront 7s is how well we communicate with the participants including players, spectators and volunteers. Thus, it’s important for all participants to follow Lakefront 7s on Instagram, YouTube, and other communication channels/platforms to remain informed on schedules, kick-off times, and other important event details and news.
So rather than have you chasing us for news and updates, we recommend that you follow us the easy way using the platform(s) of your choice:
In our annual satisfaction survey, respondents told us that one of the barriers to registering early for the Lakefront 7s rugby tournament was coming up with a lump-sum payment before all the brackets had filled up. To help with this problem, this year we’re making payment of the Lakefront 7s team entry fee more flexible by offering an installment plan.
The installment plan splits the team registration fee into 4 equal parts. The first payment is charged when you purchase a ticket for your team with a debit or credit card. The final three payments are then processed (using the same card) on April 1st, May 1st, and June 1st. (more…)
Even though it’s still winter, planning has already begun for Spring and Summer rugby in the badger state. This is especially true for the rugby 7s, rugby 10s and tag rugby events that demand a lot more organization than a single 15s match would require. To help teams prepare, we’ve reached out to event organizers to put together this Wisconsin rugby sevens calendar.
This calendar includes both traditional summer tournaments as well as collegiate and high school series. Relevant contact information for each event or series is also provided.
We will continue to update this Wisconsin rugby sevens calendar as information becomes available (especially for Fall 7s events which are still a ways off). And if you have any additions or modifications to the Wisconsin rugby sevens calendar please do drop us a note! (more…)
Local TV station TMJ4 visited the Lakefront 7s rugby tournament and festival today to checkout our the 35th anniversary of the event. In addition to some great team footage, TMJ4 caught up with tournament director Erik Schleicher who shared his thoughts on how rugby is for everyone.
It’s not as rough as everybody says it is.
Rugby is for everybody. The little guy. The big guy. The hipster guy. The cool guy. The fat guy. We don’t discriminate.