CrossFit Specialty Course: Competitors

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 Competitors 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.


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.


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


The default language for the Competitors 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.

Currency Course Price** Late Registration Price**
USD $795 $954
CAD $1,070 $1,280
AUD $980 $1,175
GBP £605 £725

** CrossFit reserves the right to update pricing at any time. Pricing is applicable at the time course registration is opened. Applicable local taxes are additional.

CrossFit does not accommodate refunds or transfers.

Email for discounts for active duty or retired military personnel (upon 20 years of service or permanent medical retirement) and first responders.


Reading Materials

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

What to Bring

  • Printed version of the registration receipt.
  • Government-issued photo ID.
  • Seminar Guide (sent with course confirmation email) 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.



To receive a Competitors 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.

Check back soon for course offerings.


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

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

    Opening comments
    Assessing strengths and weaknesses lecture
    Gymnastic skill session 1
    Workout 1
    Weightlifting efficiency skill session
    Workout 2
    Recovery lecture

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

    Nutrition lecture
    Gymnastic skill session 2
    Workout 3
    Mind-set and goal setting lecture
    Workout 4
    Practical programming breakout session
    Q&A and closing remarks

Check back soon for course offerings.