The CrossFit Open is a worldwide CrossFit competition. We do it every year. It’s fun!
Our goals at CFDP: 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 2018, we plan on doing things just a bit differently – 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. But their Captains have been chosen this week.
Yep, we chose 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 BOO? I don’t think so.
Registration for the Open can be done at games.crossfit.com, and choose CrossFit Dana Point as your Affiliate.
Coaches and pre-registered members will be ‘drafted’ onto an Intramural team (you may already know who you are). Not to worry, our Intramural play will not affect those trying to make a shot at the Games – points will still count toward our Affiliate score worldwide, but we want to ensure even distribution of our most competitive athletes.
Following that draft, the search for team members begins! That’s where you come in. You’ll be courted by one of our Team Captains to join their team – probably more than one. Pick the funnest team!
+1 Point – Attendance: every member of a team that completes an Open workout at CFDP each week earns one point. Maximum one point per athlete per workout. This goes for Rx AND Scaled competitors!
+1 Point – First Timer: every athlete that PR’s a movement or has a first time RX.
+3 Points – Top 3: every male AND female member who places among the Top 3 at CFDP for each workout (Rx only) gets an extra point for their team.
+5 Points (team) – Spirit: The team with the most noise, pride, and PRESENCE each week will receive 5 bonus points.
In 2018, athletes competing in the Open will have only 5(ish) days to complete each workout. Workouts are announced live on Thursdays at 5pm, starting this week. If possible we encourage you to come to the gym and watch the announcement with us!
We will be competing as a community on Saturdays at 10am (in place of class). If you cannot make our Saturday Showdown event, you must find judge who can score you during an Open Gym time.
The Open will consist of five workouts over 5 weeks – I’m telling you, time will fly by!
PRIZES (because obviously you gotta win something!)
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.
Register online at the CrossFit Games site, and let’s start this party!