Registration for Boys U16/U18 and Girls U15/U18

Thunder Rugby will host two (2) free rugby clinics on Sunday, March 5 & 12 in Carlsbad for the girls teams. Clinics are open to all registered girls players and those who would like to try rugby. If you are interested in trying rugby before registering, please email to complete your waivers and receive the clinics details. Players who are registered will see the details in their schedule on TeamSnap.

- Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Location: Fields in Carlsbad & Oceanside
- First Official Practice: March 14
- First Game: April 1, 2023

Registration fees include all USAR & SCYR league fees, practice t-shirt, game shorts, game socks, fields for practice & games, referees & athletic trainer at games, game hosting, coaching, club equipment.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I try rugby before registering?

Yes. Try rugby at one of the free rugby clinics. Please email to complete the waivers prior to attending and receive the clinic details.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes. Please register with MatchFacts and pay what you can afford right away. Then email

Do you offer sibling discounts?

Because the club works to keep fees low for all players, we do not offer sibling discounts.

Do you offer financial aid?

We do offer financial aid for families in need. Financial aid funds are limited and is accepted/reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. The financial aid program is offered to those meeting the guidelines. You will need to provide proof of current income and comply with the Terms & Conditions. To request financial aid, email

Do you offer refunds?

Yes and no.
The league does not offer refunds so portion of the fee is non-refundable. As a club, we only refund a portion of the fees if you cancel before the first game minus the $25 cost for administration AND minus the $30-50 cost for gear. If you cancel after the first game, we unfortunately cannot offer a refund.

REGISTER - Important Information
There is a new registration system this year and there are 2 steps to register.
When you register with MatchFacts, make sure to select "Register as a Player" with SoCal Youth Rugby. Then select "Thunder Rugby" - either BU16, BU18, GU15, or GU18. You will need to upload the following documents:
  • Member Image - Photo of Player (passport-style headshot with no hat, no glasses)
  • Date of Birth Verification - Photo of player's birth certificate, passport or driver's license.
  • Please review Thunder's Age/Team Matrix to confirm age group/team.

Click on the purple buttons below to register.
For instructions, review How to Register with USA Rugby »

 Type of Player
STEP 1: USA Rugby »
STEP 2: MatchFacts »
Player Reg Fee

Played Carlsbad HS or Thunder Team in 2023 Winter Season Already Paid + $100* = $100

These are players who played with Thunder in 2023 Season (Carlsbad High School Team, U14 or U12). These players will not receive another player kit. These players (parents) should login into MatchFacts with their same login, then documents will be automatically loaded. If you played with Thunder in the 2022 season, you are considered a "New or Returning Player." Please email for a code.

Played w/ other SCYR HS Teams Already Paid + $225* = $225

Players who played with another high school team in 2023 HS Season (includes San Marcos HS, Mission Vista HS, etc.) Players who played in HS/Winter season should login into MatchFacts with their same login, then documents will be automatically loaded.

New or Returning Player
(Did NOT play in 2023 Winter Season)
$25 + $225* = $250

This includes players who played with Thunder Rugby last year or players who played SCIRF league (includes LCC, Oceanside, Fallbrook, Cathedral, etc.). For new players (under 18 yrs), parents should create a new account in parent's name, then use this account to register player(s).

* price will increase