WELCOME TO OPEN SEASON!
For our noobies out there, the CrossFit Open consists of 5 workouts spread across 5 weeks that aim to find the fittest people in the world. Last year over 429,000 people participated in the Open. I know many of you will ask yourself, “Why should I do the Open? There’s no way I’m the fittest in the world.” For 99.99% of us, that is true and that’s why we are running the Intramural Open!
In the Intramural Open, you’ll have the ability to contribute to a team every single week no matter your score. Go above and beyond in your spirit or performance and you can contribute even more. Most importantly, it’ll be the highlight of fun and community in our gym.
So what exactly is the Intramural Open? Everyone in the gym will be put into 1 of 3 teams. Team Captains have already volunteered and are looking forward to leading their teams to victory. The captains will create name that captures the team spirit and help keep everyone fired up each week.
A few weeks before the Open begins, we will have our first amazing event…Draft Night! This is where teams and athletes find their match. Now don’t worry about being last pick – we have a fun way of doing it and it does not involve picking someone last based on skill. While the draft is awesome, the real fun begins post draft night…recruiting season. You see each week during the Intramural Open, your team earns a point for every person that places in the top 3 in their respective division (Rx, Scaled, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50+). Which means…the more people signed up, the more potential for points. So in the weeks between the draft and the first workout, your team actively recruits other athletes on the team that haven’t signed up.
Once teams are set and workouts begin, it’s quite simple. You earn a point for your team by simply doing the workout and submitting your score into Zen Planner. If you place top 3 in your division on the CrossFit Games Leaderboard for a workout, then you earn 3 more points. If your team brings the most spirit in any given week then your team receives 5 extra points. So, say you aren’t the best athlete in the gym. No big deal. Complete the workout and bring tons of spirit and you might make the biggest point contribution in the gym! We’ll also have other fun ways to earn points for your team each week.
Folks, it’s totally normal to be a little nervous. But then again, you were all super nervous the first time you walked through our doors and you know how well that worked out. So make the leap, trust in us, and get ready for an amazing time!
Let’s do this!