2018 CrossFit Open & Judge’s Course!!

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The CrossFit Open is just a few weeks away! There are two things that we are encouraging our members to do to prepare:

1.Sign up for the CrossFit Open-Cost $20                                                                       Sign up here: https://games.crossfit.com/announcement/10574/open     

2. Take the 2018 Judge's Course-Cost $10                                                                        Sign up here: https://oc.crossfit.com/course?id=13

What is the CrossFit Open?

The Open is the first stage of the Games season. This five-week, five-workout competition is held in CrossFit affiliates and garage gyms around the world. Workouts are released online each Thursday, and athletes have until the following Monday to submit their scores. Anyone who's at least 14 years old can sign up. It's a fun and competitive way to WOD with CrossFitters all over the world! The 2018 Open is taking place from February 22nd - March 26th.

Why Do we encourage members to take the judge's course?

With the CrossFit Open right around the corner, it is strongly encourage that members consider taking the online judges course! Even if you don't decide to judge in an upcoming competition or judge an athlete who is registered for the Open at CrossFit Beyond, the course  itself will at least help you to be a better athlete. It will help you to think about form and technique. Being self aware of your own form and technique is a valuable skill to have as a CrossFit athlete, so if for no other reason but that, members should really take the course.

The course takes you through the basics of being a good judge. After each module, there are a series of written and multiple choice questions, filmed scenarios and freeze-frame judgment calls that will challenge and support your ability to judge human movement in real time. The course is not easy, but should benefit all potential competition judges and even anyone interested in the subtleties of human movement and performance.

**Take notes and record your answers on a piece of paper. If you miss one question you will have to start over.  Having the answers that you have already answered correctly  written down, will get you back to the spot where you left off much faster!!!

The cost for the course is only $10.

The course could take 2+ hours to complete so make sure you do it when you have a good chunk of time available.

The course is mandatory for anyone who plans to judge at Regionals. It is also required for Affiliate Managers who will be validating scores during the Open.

The intent of the course is to set expectations for judging athletes during competition and to review common movement standards. The course will also have revised scenarios where you will watch short segments of a workout and be asked to provide the correct score.

If you plan on doing your Open workouts at an affiliate, you are encouraged to use a registered judge, but it is not required for most participants.