Over 530 players between the ages of five and 14 participated in Utah Youth Rugby’s summer of youth 7s this year.
The season numbers four tournaments, and the participation numbers were a 15% increase over 2013, with growth at all age groups.
The biggest growth, said Utah Youth Rugby ED Michael Cressler, was in the 11-12-year-old range.
It was another busy weekend at the West Jordan sports complex in Utah as teams as young as U6 up to U14 played in the Utah Youth Rugby summer 7s series.
The Coastal Dragons Youth Rugby Club hosted the Encinitas Summer 7s Youth Rugby Tournament on June 28 at the Cardiff Sports Park in Encinitas, Calif.
All told, 54 teams from Southern California attended, playing divisions U10, U12, U14, U16, and U18.
Here's how everyone finished.
U10 div 1
1. Rhinos I
2. Mustangs I
4. Valley Center