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What is the CFOL Intramural Open?

25/01/2018

 

What is the CFOL Intramural Open?

 

Last week we learned what the Open was.

 

This week we’re going to talk about the 1st ever CFOL Intramural Open. Last year, only a few CFOL family members tried their hand at the CrossFit “competition.” This year, with the new Intramural Open and team competition we’re expecting and already have even more.

 

Our goals at CFOL: to educate and inspire while making exercise fun and seeing results. 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 and friends 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. Throughout the 2018 Open season, we’re going to have 2 or 3 intramural teams competing. And you’re going to be on one of them.

 

The Intramural teams don’t have names yet, but their Captains will be chosen this week.

 

Captains will be chosen based on their ability to create a fun environment and their mindset towards CrossFit and fitness, not our traditional top scorers. We want you to sign up this year; are you really going to say no to Jack or Jane? I don’t think so. I’ve even chosen to come out of retirement to help out whichever team I’m lucky enough to be a part of!

 

Each week the Intramural Open and Open workouts will be done on Friday nights; our version of Friday Night Lights. We will perform the workouts in as many heats necessary. Each team will also have a coach or two as well as their team captain to help with strategy and execution. Our goal is to have as many people throwing down and watching every Friday night as possible!

 

REGISTRATION

 

Registration for the Open can be done at games.crossfit.com, and choose CrossFit One Life as your Affiliate. You will need to register for scoring purposes.

 

DRAFT

 

Coaches and CFOL members that plan to register for the “RX” division will be ‘drafted’ onto an Intramural team, but we want to ensure even distribution of our most competitive athletes. Following that draft, every other athlete registered for the Open will be drawn from a hat. 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 12-16th sometime.)

 

POINTS

 

+1 Point – Attendance: every member of a team that completes an Open workout at CFOL each week earns one point. Maximum one point per athlete per workout. This goes for Rx AND Scaled competitors!

 

+1 Point – Top 3: every member who places among the Top 3 at CFOL for each workout (Rx & Scaled only) gets an extra point for their team.

 

+3 Points (team) – Spirit: The team with the most pride, best attitude, and PRESENCE each week will receive 5 bonus points.

 

WORKOUTS

 

In 2018, athletes competing in the Intramural Open will have only four days to complete each workout. 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.

 

If you can’t make it to Friday Night Lights you can be tested at another time with a member or coach of your team judging you. You’ll need a punch card or unlimited membership to participate, and we’ll have a special 5-punch card available for any friends that want to join us for the Intramural Open.

 

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. Seriously, it’s going to be awesome!

 

Register online at the CrossFit Games site, and let’s start this party!