Registration Begins Thursday January 15th
Here we go CrossFit …. it’s now time for the CrossFit Open to begin and we are excited! This year we are doing things a little different. Instead of having every Saturday morning and afternoon consumed with competition, we are bringing the festivities forward and going to be doing “Friday Night Lights.” The staff of CFSF believe this is a great way to continue having Saturday classes for those not going to participate in the open and give everyone who is going to participate a better opportunity to do the workouts with the group while creating a fun Friday event community night. This does mean our Friday schedule will change slightly, our last class of the day will be at 4:15 on Friday. This schedule will not start until the first week of the open which is the week of February 26th. Our plan is to have our first heats starting at 5:30pm and going until we are done.
This year along with the prescribed Rx division there will also be a scaled division similar to our throwdown where the movements and weights will be scaled. When you do the workout each week your score will be ranked among others all over the world who are also doing the prescribed or scaled divisions. We are encouraging everyone to sign up on CrossFit.com under our CrossFit Sioux Falls team and be a part of this great six week event. If you are not able to make the “Friday Night Lights” we will have other opportunities to do the workouts as follows: Friday during regular class and a couple hours on Sunday during open gym to get the workout in. Unless you are planning on going to regionals as an individual you will not be able to redo the workouts during the week – for most of our athletes this will be a one and done giving your best effort in that single shot.
Those of you who are interested in volunteering to judge, help with equipment, or video please let one of our coaches know so we can get you on our volunteer sheet. We do not expect you to volunteer every week, please just give us a heads up on what weeks work best for you. CrossFit is holding the judges course online again this year; if you took it last year you must take it again this year in order to be a registered judge. If you are interested in judging you do not have to take the course but it is recommended by CrossFit.
Our plan is to have an informational meeting a couple weeks before the open starts so please check facebook and the blog for upcoming meeting dates. We are really excited about this years open and after watching all of you compete this past weekend, we know we can have a great amount of athlete participation.
Here is a link to the CrossFit Games main site, this will give you all the information you need to get signed up and ready to compete. http://games.crossfit.com/article/whats-new-2015
Let the Games begin…or at least the Open.