CrossFit Specialty Course: Competitor's

This course is designed for athletes, and the coaches of athletes of any skill level, interested in competing in fitness competitions – be it local competitions or official CrossFit competitions such as the Open, Regionals, or the CrossFit Games. This is an advanced course that builds on the CrossFit methodology, movement technique and programming presented at the Level 1 and Level 2 Certificate Courses. The course focuses on all aspects of training necessary to best prepare for an upcoming competition: programming, nutrition, mental preparation, movement technique and workout analysis. Participants should come prepared to participate in lectures, small-group training sessions and workouts. Peers and instructors provide coaching, evaluation and feedback in interactive lectures and group work.

Here is a video about the course.

Learning objectives

The Competitor's Course teaches participants to:

  1. Identify strengths and weaknesses of individuals or teams.
  2. Program for improved performance in individual and team competitions.
  3. Understand how to apply CrossFit’s nutrition recommendations to competitors.
  4. Prepare physically and mentally for workouts and competitions.
  5. Analyze each one of CrossFit’s modalities for improved performance.
  6. Understand the options for improving efficiency in movements often seen in competitions.
  7. Use a template for preparation of workouts and competitions, involving strategy, warm-up, execution and recovery.

Prerequisites

One must have:

  • Personal interest in competing, or coaching athletes, in competitions; and
  • Knowledge of, and the ability to perform, the movements foundational to CrossFit; i.e., the nine foundational movements, basic gymnastics (including all variations of pull-ups), muscle-ups, toes-to-bars, all variations of Olympic lifts, common powerlifting movements, rowing and running.

Certificates

Sent electronically 1-2 weeks after course completion to the email address used for registration.

Language

The default language for the Competitor's Course is English. In some countries, a translator is provided. Lecture and small-group practical sessions are translated in real time. Courses with a translator are specified in the "Language" section from the event registration link. Generally, translators are used in Latin America and some countries in Europe and Asia.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Upon successful completion of this course, a Certified CrossFit Trainer may claim 14 CEUs towards their continuing education.

Prices

Course: US​$1,​000 ​​if registered 14 ​days ​or more​ prior to the course date or ​US$1,​200 ​if register​ed​ within 14 ​days of the course ​start date​.

CrossFit does not accommodate refunds or transfers.

Email seminars@crossfit.com for discounts for active duty or retired military personnel and first responders.

Support

seminars@crossfit.com

Reading Materials

Links to the Seminar Guide provided in confirmation emails upon course registration.

What to Bring

  • Printed version of the registration receipt.
  • Government-issued photo ID.
  • Seminar Guide (sent with course confirmation emails) with pen/pencil.
  • Suitable clothes for working out.
  • Snacks and fluids, as well as a meal if you do not plan on going off site during the lunch break.

CONTACT

seminars@crossfit.com

Requirements

To receive a Competitor's Trainer Certificate, one must:

  • Hold a valid and current CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate (or higher); and
  • Attend and participate in all parts of the Competitor​'s​ Specialty Course.

If you do not meet these requirements, you are issued a Certificate of Attendance.

Schedule

Please arrive at 8:30 a.m. on Day 1 to check in.

    (9a.m. - 5p.m.)

    9:00
    Opening comments
    9:10
    Assessing strengths and weaknesses lecture
    10:05
    Gymnastic skill session 1
    11:25
    Workout 1
    12:30
    Lunch
    1:30
    Programming
    2:30
    Weightlifting efficiency skill session
    3:15
    Workout 2
    4:20
    Recovery lecture

    (9a.m. - 5p.m.)

    9:00
    Nutrition lecture
    10:10
    Gymnastic skill session 2
    11:15
    Workout 3
    12:30
    Lunch
    1:30
    Mind-set and goal setting lecture
    2:25
    Workout 4
    3:40
    Practical programming breakout session
    4:40
    Q&A and closing remarks