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What is the CrossFit Open?

The Open is the first stage of the CrossFit Games season and the largest community event of the year. Every year, hundreds of thousands of athletes come together to compete in the worldwide, online competition.

Anyone aged 14 or older can compete. All you have to do is sign up at Games.CrossFit.com and log your score each week. Workouts are released on Thursdays at 5 p.m. PT, and athletes have four days to complete the workout for the week and submit their score. Scores are due before 5 p.m. PT the following Monday. Complete the workouts at a CrossFit affiliate with a judge, or film your effort from anywhere in the world and submit a link as proof.

The Open offers two versions of each workout, scaled and Rx’d. The scaled option makes the event all-inclusive. All athletes can compare their results to others worldwide, regionally, by age or within their own gyms. An official CrossFit Games app will be available in late January, which will focus on your own personal performance in the Open.

At the end of five weeks, the fittest move on to the next stages of competition: the Regionals and the Online Qualifier.

How Can I Register?

Click the link below and either log in to an existing account if you’ve made one in the past years – or – create a New Account.

https://games.crossfit.com/register/athlete

From there, you are going to add us as your Affiliate.

The Dates/Schedules

WOD SCHEDULE

FIVE WEEKS – FEB. 22-MARCH 26

18.1- Feb. 22-26

18.2- March 1-5

18.3- March 8-12

18.4- March 15-19

18.5- March 22-26

REGISTRATION

Registration for the Open begins Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018.
Registration will end the day of the Open – We will have a separate deadline to get on the team

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS SCHEDULE

Friday Nights at 5:00pm is when the big Friday Night Lights will begin, this is the big game night, we will have some talks prior to the open wod starting, then we will be creating some heats and getting after it.

Friday Night Schedule:

5:00 Show up at 5 and get your name on the board, we will be setting up and getting all the prep going. I will have stock warm ups and tips up on the board that we will more than likely glaze over.

5:15pm – 8:00pm: We will have you show up at 5:00, and there are a lot of factors to consider, how long the workouts are, how much equipment is involved, how many people show up, and how many heats we will have to run. This may run anywhere from 60-120+ minutes to run. The heats are first come first serve. But I will have a good suggestion on the board for you as to when your heat is, and when you should start warming up

OTHER VALIDATION TIMES:

FRIDAY: 12:00pm, FNL @ 5:15
SATURDAY: 11:30am
MONDAY: 6:00am, 12:00pm, 4:15pm
The validation times are set as such, the time listed is the time you arrive. We expect you and whoever else is there, will be ready 20-30 minutes after the arrival time so that we can coordinate athletes in the most timely way possible.

The CFSB In House Intramural Open Details

INTRAMURAL OPEN: What is that, and how is it different?

The CrossFit Open is a worldwide CrossFit competition. We do it every year. We have since the beginning of the Open, and It’s fun.

Last year, over 50 CFSB members tried their hand at this CrossFit “competition.”

We want a different goal with the CrossFit Open this year, or heck, just a more specific goal.

Our goal at CrossFit South Bend with the Open this year is 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 2017, we’ll still have our competitive team, and we will give it a good shot in the Open as a team.

But through the Open, we’re going to have two intramural teams competing in house. And you’re going to be on one of them.

The team captains are…

Amy VanDyck for the Blue Team

Mitch Walker for the Orange Team.

REGISTRATION AND PRICE

The cost to be on a team is nothing, just your registration for the open, thats it. Once you are registered for the Open and on our team, you are in the pot to be drafted onto a team.

Look at the registration tab of this post for more info.

DRAFT

Coaches and members will be ‘drafted’ onto an Intramural team. They won’t lose their spot on our Regional team, and their points will still count toward our Affiliate score worldwide, but we want to ensure even distribution of our most competitive athletes.

POINT SCORING FOR INTRAMURAL OPEN

+1 Point – If you enter your score in and submit it online before the workout deadline – Maximum one point per athlete per workout. This goes for Rx AND Scaled competitors!

+1 Point – Top 3 Rx’d: every male AND female member who places among the Top 3 at CrossFit South Bend for each workout in Rx’d division gets an extra point for their team.

+1 Point – Top 3 Scaled: every male AND female member who places among the Top 3 at CrossFit South Bend for each workout in Scaled division gets an extra point for their team.

+1 Point to each athlete for their team when they complete that weeks “CHALLENGE” – these will be announced each week the day after the workout is released. These must be done exactly as stated in the weeks facebook live!

(Note: if you forget to officially submit your score on the CFO Website, even if you are in the top 3 it will not count!)

WORKOUTS

In 2018, athletes competing in the Open will have only four days to complete each workout. Look down below at our Validation Schedule to get to understand that better. The Open will have five workouts.

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.

Where can I Order my team T-shirt?

CLICK HERE TO PREORDER!

Deadline is Feb 1st – you will receive a T-shirt color of what team you are drafted on to. Unless you are not doing the open – in which case just write what shirt color you want in the notes!

Where can I find the weekly scoring

Once the open has begun – I will share a link to a google doc that will be updated weekly

Ways to get your score validated

Ways you can get validated to put your score in.

a. Come into the Friday Night Lights – we will be making a huge deal out of it, and running tons of heats, and having some fun.

b. Get validated by a registered judge during one of the listed validation times below

VALIDATION TIMES:

FRIDAY: 12:00pm, FNL @ 5:15
SATURDAY: 11:30am
MONDAY: 6:00am, 12:00pm, 4:15pm

The validation times are set as such, the time listed is the time you arrive. We expect you and whoever else is there, will be ready 20-30 minutes after the arrival time so that we can coordinate athletes in the most timely way possible.

c. video it and submit your video to CrossFit HQ

If none of the times work for you, and you have a time that would work much better for you on a weekly basis, post to comments here, right below. I am not promising that we will then add that validation time, but if we have enough people interested in that specific time, I will entertain it and ask our coaches.

Oh, and make sure you submit your scores on time. Or you are S.O.L…Not sure what the submission deadline is? 8:00pm every Monday. Download the app and make it easy on yourself.

Not a member of our gym and would like to get validated?

No worries! all you’ll have to do is hit up the drop in fee and come in and join us on Friday night, or swing in for a validation time. If you will be in each week to get validated, just ask us about a punch card!