What is the Intramural Open
The intramural open is the most highly anticipated and participated time of the year at CFJG. It runs concurrently with The CrossFit Games Open in which over the course of 5 weeks you’ll complete 5 workouts. Our intramural twist is to increase participation, fun and camaraderie within the gym. The IO consists of 3 teams participating for maximum points over the course of the 3 weeks of the open plus 1 bonus event the week before the Open, and another after the 3 weeks of the Open. So, lets walk through how the Intramural Open season works.
CAPTAIN SELECTION: JAN 21-FEB 3
3 captains will be selected: 1 captain will be from the returning champions CosFit. The other 2 captains will be selected from nominations based on their representation of CFJG core values. Captains will be selected by February 3. Captains are responsible for participating in the draft, operating their team’s private FB group, collect money for team uniforms (~$20), coordinating score submissions, coming up with team name/logo (by Feb 11) and leading their team towards greatness! Captains will submit uniform money and team members shirt sizes by February 25th for order. Want to nominate a captain? Send the name of your nomination and brief description why to [email protected] ASAP.
DRAFT DAY FEBRUARY 18TH
The Draft will be held Thursday February 18th at 7:45pm. Captains will make their team selections based from the pool of athletes pre-registered for the 2021 CF Games Open at the beginning of the draft meeting. The draft is open to the public for viewing pleasure at CFJG or by FB live from home! Captains will select draft order out of a hat, then we will proceed into the draft as follows:
Round 1: 1-2-3
Round 2: 3-2-1 Random Draw
Round 3: 3-2-1
Round 4: 1-2-3 Random Draw
Round 5: 1-2-3
Round 6: 3-2-1 Random Draw
Round 7 (same as 1)… until all the draft eligible athletes have been selected. Athletes will be draft eligible when… they have officially registered for the CrossFit Games Open AND selected CFJG as their affiliate AND selected CFJG as their team.
All other members of CFJG who are not registered at the time of the draft will be placed onto teams in order once they sign up for the Open. In order for any member to be placed on a team, they must be officially registered for The Open, join CFJG team and affiliate. Once a new athlete joins, they will be added to the next team from the draft order. The Open coordinator will make all captains aware of each new athlete and the team they join.
Open March 4th – April 3rd
This is where the participation begins! Each Thursday at 8pm The Open workout will be announced and is to be completed by the submission deadline the following Monday. Every athlete can earn their team 1 point by completing the workout AND submitting their score by the Monday deadline. Athletes can also earn their team 3 points by taking a “Top 2” position in Men’s RX, Women’s RX, Men’s Scaled, Women’s Scaled. (Coaches are ineligible for “Top 2” points). Additional points will be available each week for Thursday Night Throwdowns, as well as other weekly “Team Events”. There will be an updated team standing after each week’s scores are submitted.
Bonus Event 5
Will be announced on Thursday April 1st at 8pm and will be completed by each team on Saturday April 3rd at 9am.
POST OPEN: APRIL 17TH
After The Open is complete and the champions decided. We will host an Awards ceremony in honor of the new Intramural Champions, the Cup, Banner, Championship medals and shirts are to be awarded then. Food will be catered for the champions (free of charge) and pay per plate for anyone else who would like to attend, family is welcome. The awards banquet will be Saturday April 17th at 3pm.
Points and Scoring
Updated standings will be announced at 3pm Wednesday in the CFJG Members Only Group.
Participation- 1 point for each team members completion and timely submittal of score.
Top 2- 3 points for a Top 2 finishes in each of the categories. Men’s RX, Women’s RX, Men’s Scaled, Women’s Scaled.
Team points for each of the Team Events (Thursday Night Throwdown or other event) the scoring will be as follows. 1st 4 points, 2nd place 2 point, 3rd place 1 point. Final weekly scores will be tabulated and announced Wednesday at 3PM.
When to complete the WOD:
Each Friday during The Open the class WOD will be The Open WOD. So, you may attend class as normal and participate then at 5am, 6am, 730am, or at Friday Night Lights, which will start at 5PM. More to come on how Friday Nights will run.
On Saturday you will have the opportunity to complete the WOD during the 8am, 9:30am, or 11am classes. Your last chance to complete the WOD will be during the 8am open gym on Sunday.
If you can’t make the times listed above we will make our best effort to allow you the space to complete the WOD during our normal operating hours on Monday. You will need to make arrangements with Coach James to ensure we have space, and you will need to provide your own judge. Please realize this will be extremely limited so do your best to get the WOD in Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
The cost of registering for The Open $20, which you can do here.
The cost of Team Uniform (T-shirt) $25.This is not required to participate.
Thursday Nights at 8pm, announcement parties. Each week’s workout will be announced via a live broadcast event where we’ll watch the announcement and several athletes go head to head against one another!
Friday Night Lights… at 5pm will be our main event! If your schedule allows for you to attend Friday nights to do the Open WOD we highly encourage it! The gym will be transformed into a Sports Arena, the energy is super high and it’s an awesome experience. All spectators are encouraged to come watch and bring noise makers.
Team Champions: Team with the most points after completion of the 5 weeks. Receives The Cup
Fittest Female: The athlete who finishes in the top spot based on the CFJG custom leaderboard.
Fittest Male: The athlete who finishes in the top spot based on the CFJG custom leaderboard.
Top Male Scaled: The athlete who completes ALL workouts scaled and sits atop the scaled men’s leaderboard.
Top Female Scaled: The athlete who completes ALL workouts scaled and sits atop the scaled women’s leaderboard.
Most Inspiring Player: Will be voted on by all participating members and coaches.
How to prepare…
8 Week Prep Camp: Is an 3 week camp beginning Wednesday January 20th 7:45PM and will conclude the week befor the announcement of WOD 1 of the first week of The Open (we’ll already have done WOD 1 of the Intramural Open). Improve your weakest area in strength and skill, also get some great conditioning work in preparation for The Open!
Skill Sessions: 30 minute 1-on-1 sessions with a coach to work on skills that will help you improve your performance in The Open. Skill sessions are great for: Double Unders, Repeating Box Jumps, Learning to Kip, getting your first Bar Muscle Up, Learning Olympic lifting technique. Schedule a goal setting session with a coach to determine what would work best for you!
CrossFit Classes: Attending regularly will help you build your base of fitness and understand your weaknesses. Get to at least 3 classes a week!
How to register…
For The Open: go to games.crossfit.com
For the Intramural Open: register at games.crossfit.com . We’ll be sending out shirt order forms soon!
For Open Prep Camp: Register here