AAU Junior Olympic Games – Flag Rugby

Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior Olympic Games have been moved to Brevard County and Rugby has been added as an official sport of this very special event. This is a historic opportunity for the teams to have a chance the win the first-ever Rugby Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Copper medals at the AAU Junior Olympic Games.

The single-day event will be held on Saturday, August 8th, 2020 in Merritt Island, Florida. Registration is open to both boys and girls teams, teams within the boy’s divisions can also be mixed between boys and girls players. All games will be sanctioned by the AAU and all participating players and coaches will become AAU members.

Flag Rugby

To increase the safety of the players all games will be played as 7s Flag Rugby, the game rules are available by clicking here. Flags, balls, and field set up will be provided by the tournament organizers. Teams will be required to provide their own matching uniforms.


We have (3) divisions each for boys and girls teams.

  • Under 14s – Boys & Girls
  • Under 16s – Boys & Girls
  • Under 19s – Boys & Girls


  1. Register team(s) online by July 31st  — Click here to register
  2. Pay online AAU event registration fee ($200 per team) — Fees include: 12 individual player registrations to AAU, Coach registration to AAU (subject to a background check), Tournament referee fees, AAU Event T-Shirts, and AAU player passes.
  3. Teams will have to create an AAU Junior Olympic Games event roster. — The template roster form to be sent to teams after registration. Declaration of the Roster needs to be completed prior to the event so AAU passcards can be processed.
  4. Teams check-in and pick up AAU credentials one hour prior to the first game at the event complex
  5. For players who are unable to get enough players together for a whole team, there is also an option for individual/unaffiliated player registration ($15 per player) these players will either be added to another team or numbers dependant added as an additional motley team.

For more information please contact evan.haigh@floridarugby.org

Please Note: All games are sanctioned by AAU and not USA Rugby. Teams are competing for AAU Gold, Silver, and Bronze Olympic Medals. The highest placed Florida Teams will also win Gold, Silver, and Bronze Florida Sunshine State Games medals. 

Event Complex
Mitchell Ellington Park
575 Hall Rd,
Merritt Island, FL 32953

About the AAU:

The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is one of the largest- non-profit volunteer sports organizations in the country. As a multi-sport organization, the AAU is dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of amateur sports programs. Founded in 1888 to establish standards and uniformity in sports, the AAU philosophy of “Sports For All, Forever” is now shared by nearly 700,000 members and 150,000 volunteers across 45 sports programs and 55 U.S. districts.

For more information, visit www.aausports.org | Instagram: @AAUSports | Twitter: @TheRealAAU | YouTube: youtube.com/TheRealAAUvideo | Facebook: facebook.com/realAAU

About Tournament Location:

Merritt Island 
Merritt Island is located on Florida’s largest island, which serves as the home of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, a major tourist attraction. The one-day tournament will be held at the amazing facilities of Mitchell Ellington Park.

Tournament Hotel Options & Rates

Beachside Inn & Suites 3901 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, Fl 32931 https://beachsidehotelsuites.reztrip.com/ext/promoRate?property=2196&mode=b&pm=true&sr=587879&vr=3 August 2 – August 9th – starting at $144.00
Best Western Ocean Front Hotel & Suites 5600 Ocean Beach Blvd. Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.10308.html?groupid=279MC5X7 $139.95 – Standard Courtyard Accommodations with 2 Beds,$159.95 – One Bedroom Family Suite with 2 Queen Beds $199.95 – Oceanfront Two Queen Beds with Private Balcony.
Best Western Space Shuttle Inn 3455 Cheney Highway, Titusville, FL 32780 https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotels-in-titusville/best-western-space-shuttle-inn/propertyCode.10168.html $75.99
Cape Crossing Resort 201 Ivory Coral Lane, Merritt Island, FL 32953 https://us01.iqwebbook.com/CCRMLFL785/~/ Townhome (3-bedroom, 2 1/2 bath) $260.00 Starboard Condo (3-bedroom, 2 bath with diagonal Waterview) $260.00 Waterfront Stateroom Condo (3-bedroom, 2 bath, direct Waterview) $295.00 (Rate listed above do not include taxes and cleaning fees. Cleaning fees are based on lengths of stay and are listed on our website).
Courtyard By Marriott Cocoa Beach 3435 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1593802449635&key=GRP $159 USD per night
Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront 2605 N. A1A Hwy. Indiatlantic, FL 32903 https://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/melbourne/mlboc/hoteldetail.com $169 King Balcony Rooms
Days In Kennedy Space Center 3755 Cheny Highway Titusville, FL 32780 https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/days-inn/titusville-florida/days-inn-titusville-kennedy-space-center/overview $70
Days Inn Cocoa Beach 5500 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach. FL 32931 Must contact the property directly to make reservations at 321-784 2550 or via our sales’ department at 321-783-7621 x2735 and ask to speak with Jenah $94.95
Econo Lodge Port Canaveral Area 260 E Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island, FL 32952 https://www.choicehotels.com/florida/merritt-island/econo-lodge-hotels/fl627 $89
Fairfield Inn & Suites Melbourne 4355 West New Haven Ave Melbourne, FL 32904 https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1593201711948&key=GRP&app=resvlink $129
Fairfield Inn & Suites 4735 Helen Hauser Blvd. Titusville, FL 32780 https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1593199806108&key=GRP $129
International Palms Hotel 1300 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 https://internationalpalmscocoabeach.reztrip.com/ext/promoRate?property=1352&mode=b&pm=true&sr=590125&vr=3 $99
Hampton Inn Cocoa Beach/ Cape Canaveral 3425 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 https://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=COIBHHX $149-$169
Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront 1550 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beacb, FL 32931 email jennifer.odom@hilton.com August $169
Holiday Inn Express 301 Tucker Lane, Cocoa, FL 32926 Holiday Inn Express Cocoa negotiated rate link $129.95 standard / $149.95 extended
Holiday Inn Express – Melbourne 2255 Coastal Lane, Melbourne, FL 32904 Holday Inn Express Melbourne negotiated rate link $119 standard / $139 jr. suites
Holiday inn Express & Suites – Palm Bay 1206 Malabar Rd SE, Palm Bay, FL 32909 Holday Inn Express & Suites Palm Bay negotiated rate link $119
LaQuinta Inn & Suites – Melbourne 4510 W. New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32904 https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/laquinta/melbourne-florida/la-quinta-melbourne-palm-bay/overview $109.00
Las Olas Beach Club 1215 Highway A1A, Satellite Beach, FL 32937 www.beachclubs.com $1500 per week
Melbourne All Suites Inn 4455 W. New Haven Ave. Melbourne, FL 32904 www.melbourneallsuitesinn.com $75
Quality Inn-Titusville 3655 Cheney Highway, Titusville, FL 32780 https://www.choicehotels.com/florida/titusville/quality-inn-hotels/f1332 $89
Quality Inn Palm Bay – Melbourne I-95 890 Palm Bay Rd, Palm Bay, FL 32905 https://www.choicehotels.com/florida/palm-bay/quality-inn-hotels/flc21 $80
Radisson Resort at the Port 8701 Astronaut Blvd, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920 https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/booking/room-display?hotelCode=FLCOCOA&checkinDate=2020-07-26&checkOutDate=2020-08-07&adults%5B%5D=1&children%5B%5D=0&searchType=pac&promotionCode=AAUWIN Suites $119, Standard $99
Residence Inn By Marriott 8959 Astronaut Blvd, Cape Canaveral, FL, 32920 https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1592942499303&key=GRP&app=resvlinkl $159 One- Bedroom King Suite, $199 Two- Bedroom King Suite
Residence Inn By Marriott 1430 S Babcock St, Melbourne, FL 32901 https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1593035265447&key=GRP $169


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