The CrossFit Open is a worldwide CrossFit competition. We do it every year. It’s fun.
This year, we are doing the Intramural Open!
Our goals at CrossFit 317: to educate and inspire. Competition helps with the ‘inspire’ part: the pressure to perform pushes you to train harder; the social boost of dozens of your best friends cheering for you will help you reach a higher plane. Heck, watching your teammates GO is inspiring.
Can we bring that worldwide thrill home? Can we deliver all the fun of competition without causing any anxiety attacks? We think so.
In 2015, we’ll still have our competitive team, the Green Army and we’ll still have people trying to qualify for Regionals. But through the Open, we’re going to have four intramural teams competing. And you’re going to be on one of them.
The Four Intramural teams don’t have names yet. AND they don’t have Captains yet!:
Team #1: ?
Team #2: ?
Team #3: ?
Team #4: ?
Yep, we are choosing the FUN bunch to Captain, not our traditional top scorers. We want you to sign up this year; are you really going to say no to a friend? I don’t think so. (Last year we had Barry, Amber & RJ as captains!)
Registration for the Open began today (the 15th). Sign up at games.crossfit.com, and choose CrossFit 317 as your Affiliate.
Coaches, Green Army members, and all members signed up will be ‘drafted’ onto an Intramural team. We want to ensure even distribution of our teams to make the whole process a ton of fun.
During the Draft, Team Captains will rotate draws, and then notify the athletes of their team. The ‘Draft Party’ will take place the week before the Open begins (Feb 20-26th sometime.)
+1 Point – Attendance: every member of a team that completes an Open workout at CrossFit 317 each week earns one point. Maximum one point per athlete per workout.
+1 Point – Top 3: every male AND female member who places among the Top 3 at CrossFit 317 for each workout gets an extra point for their team.
+3 Points (Individual) – Spirit of the Workout! The person with the most spirit/presence/ determination/hard work of the week will receive 3 points for their team.
+5 Points (team) – Spirit: The team with the most noise, pride, and PRESENCE each week will receive 5 bonus points.
+5 Points (bonus) – 6th workout: see below.
In 2015, athletes competing in the Open will have only four days to complete each workout. We haven’t yet set our schedule for competition. The Open will have five workouts; we have a BONUS tournament planned, which may take place at any time DURING the five weeks or up until a week after the last.
We’ll have some random draws each week for prizes, including gear, supplements, and training packages. The top team will also earn a GRAND prize. Details released soon!
Our focus is on FUN. We want participation because it will make you fitter, and it will get you high-fives and you’ll be happy and love life more and glow and stuff.
We’d love to get t-shirts made to show your participation in the intramural open! If you’d like a t-shirt, we ask that you pay $5 to help offset the cost of these. Show off your pride and hard work!
Register online at the CrossFit Games site, and let’s start this party!
Thanks to our friends at CrossFit Catalyst for creating this awesome idea last year!!