We’re looking for a stellar team of volunteers to judge The Open workouts. Whether you’re already signed up for The Open and plan to compete or want to get involved in a different way, the judges MAKE The Open and Friday Night Lights a huge success. Thanks for considering! Details below.

The Online Judges Course and The CrossFit Open 
Soon, you’ll start to see many CrossFit Judges Course certificates grace the front desk as we head into The Open.  Like proud parents hanging their kids’ art work on the fridge, the coaching staff couldn’t be more happy than when our athletes choose to take the course.  
The judges course is required for all affiliate managers who will validate Open workouts. It is recommended, yet not required, for individuals who will judge athletes in the Open, to take the course. At Roots, we have always made it part of our Open process that any individual who wishes (and we thank you for judging!) to judge athletes in The Open workouts at Roots must first take and pass the Online Judges Course.

Judges are not only great for enforcing movement standards, but they also count your reps! Dream come true.

There were many reasons behind our decision to do this, mainly:

  1. The course serves as an excellent education point for both judge and athlete.  Our team of judges will hold athletes to a consistent and high standard, one worthy of score submission and validation in the worldwide competition. For the judge who is also competing in the Open, they will gain an in-depth understanding of the standards required and be less prone to the common mental errors that can plague athletes on competition day and decrease their scores.
  2. The course expands and improves the overall knowledge base of our crew of athletes at the shop.  When more athletes have a thorough knowledge and understanding of and commitment to the standards of movement in CrossFit the entire level of performance, accountability, and standards at the shop will rise.  And those athletes will set a great example throughout the shop throughout the year of how good reps turn out good athletes.

Thank you to the individuals who have already taken the test and committed to judging at one or more of Roots’ Friday Night Lights!
To take the course, click here.
And, don’t forget to email us your certificate after you take the course so we can print and hang it at the front desk!

Lastly, are you STILL on the fence about signing up for The Open? Need a little nudge? Check out these great posts from past years that each touch on why YOU should participate in The CrossFit Open.
There’s Only One Way to Find Out – Nicole’s Mom is doing The Open, why shouldn’t you?
Shane’s Top Four Reasons He’s Competing in the Open – coach Shane talks about his reasons for doing The Open
Here Comes the Open – what exactly is the Open?