2017 CrossFit Island Park Open Team Competition

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The CrossFit Games Open is a 5-week competition beginning on Thursday, February 23rd when CrossFit releases the first workout. Athletes will have until the following Monday to complete the workout and to submit their score online. A new workout will be released every Thursday the following four weeks. Only those who do all of the workouts RX will have a chance to make it to the next stage of competition.

For us at CrossFit Island Park, we have created a Team Open in order to encourage participation in the CrossFit Games Open by our members and coaches. We think competition brings out the best in people, creates camaraderie, and inspires others. We want to create an environment for our members- no matter the fitness level- in which they feel comfortable taking on the Open. What better way than to have teams?! 

CrossFit Island Park members need to sign-up at the front desk to participate in our Team Open by Monday, February 13th. 
The cost is $20
Be sure to write down your t-shirt/tank size. 
Each team will have a different color shirt/tank.

Teams will earn points as follows:

+2: We are not requiring members to sign-up for the CrossFit Games Open online this year, but we will give 5 points to every person who does sign-up for it. The cost is $20.00 and allows you to see how you compare with the world. You can go here to register:

http://games.crossfit.com

+2: There is a judges’ course that you can take for the CrossFit Games Open to learn about movement standards and what counts as a good rep or not. Participants in the ALL IN Open will have their workouts judged. We will give 5 points to every person who completes the judges’ course and turns in a certificate of completion. The cost is $10.00. You can go here to take the course:

https://oc.crossfit.com

+5: Team with the most showing on Saturday for the open workout as a group.

+3: 1st place team avg score for the week.

+2: 2nd place team avg score for the week.

+1: 3rd place team avg score for the week.

+3: The top three male and female athletes for each workout in each division (RX, scaled) will earn 3 points for their team.

+2: 2 points will be award to anyone who PRs a lift during an open workout, gets their first muscle up or pull-up or betters their score on a repeat open workout from a previous year.

+1: 1 point will be awarded to a team who has a member willing to do the Open workout in a head-to-head format on Thursday night following the workout announcement at 9pm. 

+5: One male and one female athlete each week will be designated “Spirit of the Open” and will earn 5 points for his or her team. This athlete will not necessarily be the athlete with the best score but will be someone who persevered in a workout as well as supporting the rest of the members.

+5: Most spirited team for each week. This is loudest team and most decked out in team colors.

-1: If you re-do a workout. 

Teams are invited to come to the gym on Thursday nights at 8 pm for the live announcement of the CrossFit Games Open workout. We invite athletes from each team go head-to-head immediately following the announcement so come cheer them on.

Workouts will be performed on Saturday mornings during regular class times whether you are signed up for the Open or not so you might as well sign-up. You’ll get a t-shirt!

If you cannot be there on a Saturday, ask your Coaches when you can do the workout.

All score sheets must be submitted by Monday at 5 p.m. in order to earn points.

At the end of the 5 weeks, the winning team for the CrossFit Island Park Open will be announced.

This team competition is not about being the best athlete in the gym. It is about being YOUR best. It is about building the community within our gym. It is about challenging yourself and getting out of your comfort zone and having fun.

Please sign up ASAP. This way the coaches can get the teams together and the shirts/tanks will be here by the 17.1 (the first workout.)
Remember: Try to make it to open prep as much as possible. The class workouts will prepare you as well. 

Any questions, please direct them to
Coach Rob Moloney
rob@activelifeathletics.com