How do I qualify for the Teenage Online Qualifier?
The CrossFit Games Teenage Division is open to athletes who are between 14 and 17 years of age. There are two age divisions: 14-15 and 16-17. Athletes are sorted into the proper division based on their birthdate during Open registration. For those who are curious about where they'll land, please go to the 2017 Rulebook to find the birthday cutoffs.
The Teenagers now have a three-stage season: Open, Teenage Online Qualifier, and Games.
To qualify for the Teenage Online Qualifier:
Step 1: Register for the Open
Open registration starts January 12 at Games.CrossFit.com and continues through February.
Step 2: Compete in the Open
The Open starts on Thursday, February 23 at 5:00 p.m. PT and continues through Monday, March 27 at 5:00 p.m. PT. One workout is released each Thursday at 5:00 p.m. PT, and you have until the following Monday at 5:00 p.m. PT to complete the workout and submit your score.
You can perform the workout in front of a registered judge at a participating CrossFit affiliate, or you can film your performance and submit a link to the video with your score each week for online review.
Complete the workout variation specified for your age division. Whenever possible, opt for the Rx'd version of the week's workout since 1 rep as Rx'd is ranked higher than the best scaled performance.
Step 3: Finish the Open in the top 200 worldwide in your age division
While the Individuals and Teams compete in their region, the Teenagers compete with others around the globe.
Your worldwide standings within your age division are what matter. Finish the Open in the top 200 worldwide in your age division, and you will get an automatic invite to the Teenage Online Qualifier.
Please note that the leaderboard continues to fluctuate after the close of score submissions for the final Open workout, so athletes on the bubble will need to check in again later.
Step 4: Compete in the Teenage Online Qualifier
No invitations will be sent to the Teenage Online Qualifier. If you finished the Open in qualifying position, you will be allowed to enter scores on the Teenage Online Qualifier workouts (now called "events").
The Teenage Online Qualifier is very similar to the Open, except now the field has been narrowed and the events are not designed to be accessible to people with varied fitness levels. The programming is designed to test whether you have what it takes to be able to handle the loading and more technical movements at the CrossFit Games.
The Teenage Online Qualifier events are posted on Games.CrossFit.com on Thursday at 5 p.m. PT, and you have until the following Monday at 5 p.m. PT to complete all of the events and submit your scores online. You can perform the events in front of a registered judge at a participating CrossFit affiliate, or you can film all of your workout performances and submit a link to the performance on YouTube with your score. Please note that multiple events are released on Thursday (historically four), not just one. You can complete the events in any order, and if desired, you can repeat an event to try to get a better score. Those who have a shot at qualifying for the CrossFit Games should film all of their performances since Games qualifiers will be subject to video review.
The top 20 overall at the end of the Teenage Online Qualifier are invited to the CrossFit Games.
Information regarding the Online Qualifier can be found in the Rulebook sections 3.01 - 3.06.