We’re excited to announce a brand new initiative for October: skill and strength levels for our CrossFit athletes! Our new Level 3, Level 4, and Level 5 skill and strength standards will provide a yardstick by which you can measure your athletic progress and identify areas in need of improvement.
Your progress achieving levels will be tracked on printed standards checklists stored in a giant black binder at the front desk. When you’re ready to test a skill, locate any coach and ask them to witness your triumph. They will then sign off that skill on your checklist.
When you’ve completed an entire checklist, you will whip out your smartphone, take a photo of it, and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org so that you can be officially graduated!
Level 3 standards are primarily designed to test your ability to move well and safely, as well as establishing a base level of strength and essential gymnastic skill. In order to check off a movement from the list, it must be performed with very good form: grinding out the reps with poor form will not be considered passing even if you technically complete them!
Athletes who have graduated into Level 3 will be eligible to participate in our Level 3 Extra Credit program.
Level 4 standards are a significant jump strength-wise from Level 3. These standards are designed to test your ability to perform CrossFit workouts at a generally Rx-d level, as well as develop the solid base of strength and gymnastic skill necessary to compete in the sport of CrossFit. Again, good form is required for a passing grade!
Athletes who have graduated into Level 4 will be eligible to participate in our Level 4 Extra Credit program.
Level 5 standards test your potential to be a CrossFit Games Regional level competitor. These are extremely challenging standards that few athletes will ever attain.
How To Get Started
Beginning Saturday, October 1st, there will be a large black binder at the front desk, containing Standards Checklists alphabetized by athlete first name. There will be blank checklists at the back of the binder — to get started, write your name on one of them and file it under your first name!
Ask Us Questions or Give Us Feedback!
We would VERY much appreciate any feedback you have about these new standards! This is a pilot program that we anticipate will be tweaked along the way to making it perfect.
Questions are also always welcome — please shoot either of these things over to email@example.com.