The CrossFit Open is for anyone. Our workout Saturday will be scaled for anyone to do it. It’s not just for the best athletes in the gym. It’s about laying it all on the line and doing your best. It’s also about community and pushing the envelope. The more people we have here, the higher the energy, and the better people will do. Even if you think you aren’t the best athlete in the world, the environment will get you pumped up, and you may just surprise yourself. Still feel like you can’t do it? Want some inspiration? Here’s a video of Jenny LeBaw. She won the NorCal regional last year in the CrossFit games, and was a CrossFit Games competitor last year. She had a weird bike accident (that’s the rumor that I heard) and broke her foot a couple days before the open this year. She could’ve just said, ‘Oh well…..better start training for next year,’ and nobody would’ve given it a second thought. Instead she decided to go for the open anyway….. with 1 leg!
Many times your reaction to your life situation can control your entire outlook on life. This is an amazing testament of not giving in to your current life situation, but accepting it and moving on. Play the hand your dealt and do the best you can with it! Hats off, Jenny, great work!
Come and do the workout Saturday and participate in an awesome event! Including a Luau afterwards!
Bring your friends!!!!
Here are the official rule from the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library!
‘Two teams of three players heave a six-pound leather ball back and forth across an eight-foot high net. This cannot be accomplished graciously.’ – Sports Illustrated
The court is 66 feet by 30 feet.
A 4-to-6-pound medicine ball and 8-foot volleyball net are used.
Teams consist of 2-4 players. (For the national championships, 3-player teams will be used.
Each team may have one or two substitutes)
Scoring is exactly like tennis: love-15-30-40-(deuce, ad-in, ad-out)-game.
Teams play best-of-five or best-of-seven games.
Points are scored when a team: fails to catch the return, fails to return the ball across the net, returns the ball out of bounds, fails to return the ball to the proper court area.
The ball is served from the back line.
The serve is rotated among one team until the game is won.
Teams alternate serving after each game.
Teams change courts after every two games.
The ball must be caught on the fly and immediately returned from the point it was caught.
There is no running with the ball or passing to teammates.
Each team’s court is divided in half.
A ball caught in the front half of your court must be returned to the back half of your opponent’s court. This prevents spiking. If the ball doesn’t reach the back court, the opponent is awarded the point.
Balls caught must be played.
The mid-court line is part of the front court.
A ball that hits the out-of-bounds line is a good return.
A player who catches the ball out-of-bounds, or is carried out-of-bounds by the force of the ball, may return in-bounds before the return.
A ball that hits the net on its way over is a live ball. (If it was thrown from the front court, it must reach the opponents back court to be good)Teams may substitute freely at dead ball situations.
Good sportsmanship is required.
Points in question should be played over.
For Women’s Play
Women serve from the mid-court line.
Women may pass once before a return.
Women may return the ball to any area of the opponents court.