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The Online Judges Course


The Online Judges Course

Register for The Open here.

Complete as many rounds as possible in seven minutes of:
315 pound Deadlift, 7 reps
20 meter Sprint
14 One legged squats
21 Double-unders
20 meter Sprint
(From the 2011 CrossFit Games)


The Online Judges Course

Many of you have probably noticed the many CrossFit Judges Course certificates gracing the front desk over the past few days.  Like proud parents hanging their kids art work on the fridge, the coaching staff couldn’t be happier with the response to our call for judges and our requirement for The Open.

In its first year, the 2013 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.  At Roots, we decided 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.

There were many reasons behind our decision to do this:

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.  The course will expand and improve 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’ Thursday Night Throw Downs.  To take the course, click here.

And lastly, are you STILL on the fence about signing up for The Open?  Need a little nudge?  Check out these great posts from the past few weeks that all 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?  Read here.

2 Responses

  1. lauren

    If we register for the Open do we have to come on Thursday nights in order to be judged, or can we just go to our regular class that day? I suppose I will probably suck it up and register, even though I *still* can’t do a proper pull up, but it would be really really really hard to do Thursday nights.