Age and Weight Restrictions

Southern California Youth Rugby (SCYR) is USA Rugby’s State Governing Body responsible for all youth club and high school rugby in Southern California. Below is a summary of the SCYR Age/Weight Restrictions. Details of the Age/Weight Restrictions are available on the SCYR website.

U10

  • Weight: Maximum Cap limit of 120 lbs
  • Older/lighter waiver - less than 85 lbs and turned 10 before August 31 leading into the season.
  • Max Cap Waiver - if an athlete is heavier than 120 lbs, but has an extenuating circumstance, a waiver can be submitted to remain at this level

 

U12

  • Weight: Maximum Cap limit of 145 lbs
  • Older/lighter waiver - less than 105 lbs and turned 12 before August 31 leading into the season.
  • Max Cap Waiver - if an athlete is heavier than 145 lbs, but has an extenuating circumstance, a waiver can be submitted to remain at this level

 

U14: Boys

  • Light Division: Weight maximum cap limit of 180 lbs
  • Older/lighter Waiver - less than 125 lbs and turned 14 before August 31 leading into the season.
  • Max Cap Waiver - if the athlete is heavier than 180 lbs, but has an extenuating circumstance, a waiver can be submitted to remain at this level
  • Open division: No weight limits

Maximum Capacity Waiver

The intent of the waiver is to allow players that are over the maximum weight limit but have physical or cognitive disabilities, and/or are over the weight limit but have not developed the playing skills to play at a higher level age group (i.e playing rugby for the first time) are candidates for the max cap waivers. Athletes applying for a Max Cap Waiver must be within 10% of their age group's weight maximum to be eligible.

Parents seeking an exception to their playing age group may do so in these two avenues:

1: Older/Light Waiver for U8 Flag to U16 - Boys; and
2: Maximum Capacity Waiver available for Coed U10, Coed U12, and Boys U14 Light.

These waivers must be applied for and APPROVED before registering.