Advanced Class at CFCC is changing.

21 May

The Advanced Class hill sprinting on a field trip to CrossFit 215 this past Sunday.

CFCC is performing a kind of experiment to see what happens when we do “Advanced Class” a little differently. We’d like for this year of Advanced Class to be “commitment-based” and not strictly “performance-based”.

We are looking for a small core of individuals who are focused on the task of being a competitive force at next years Mid-Atlantic Regionals, whether that be on an individual or team basis. The time commitment for this group will exceed that which we ask of our regular members and consists of the following:

  • Mandatory 2-3 hour team session per week designed to prepare for the rigors of open and regional competition.
  • Individualized weekly workouts, to be completed on your own time, which are specifically geared towards improving upon your weaknesses and polishing your strengths. You will be able to do these when is convenient for you, most courteous to the other members of CFCC, and lastly, when you might be able to do them with other members of the team.
  • 1 meeting per month with Erin to review performance/nutrition gains, deficits, and goals.
  • Failure to complete these requirements will disqualify you from the team. A written excuse is required if you are unable to attend or complete any of these tasks. We have created this team to function as a whole and your absence will be felt. We understand that accidents happen, but even if you can’t train – we’d rather you show up.

Additionally we will be instituting field trips for “Team Practice” which entails visiting other gyms in the area and training with other top athletes in our Region for practice with other training modalities, equipment, and any and every scenario we are able to have access to. Sometimes you have to get out of your comfort zone to become a better athlete.

The team is so far comprised of Erin and the two top placing CFCC members from the Crossfit Open, Record and Lux. Our goal is 12 athletes, with two alternate spots available for those deserving or new members who might join in the next 10 months.

As a departure from the previous Advanced class we are changing our strategy for determining eligibility. In short, the performance requirements for the team are FAR less important to us than your desire and demonstrated commitment to training in the last Games season AND in your current training. If you would like to be considered for the team all we will ask for is 100 words or less written and emailed to asserting a) that you understand the commitment above and are more than willing to accept it and b) your reason(s) for believing you belong on the team.

The deadline for these submissions is THIS FRIDAY, 5/25/12, you will be notified of your involvement by Friday, 6/1/12 and training will officially begin Sunday, 6/3/12 (with performance assessment meetings to follow in that following week).

Once the team is picked specific stipulations for how competing through Sectionals, Regionals, and on, will be discussed. If a spot is emptied, a waiting list will be used to fill this spot – because of this list, even if you don’t believe you qualify from a performance perspective, please email us if your passion for CrossFit competition is there. We sincerely want to consider any member of CFCC who is willing to work (a lot can change in 10 months).


4 Responses to “Advanced Class at CFCC is changing.”

  1. Timothy Lux May 21, 2012 at 10:40 am #

    This was the first draft of this post was as follows:

    “BOOM – here’s the deal, bitches – now man up!”

    We should all feel grateful that it ended up being the above

    • Timothy Lux May 21, 2012 at 10:41 am #

      wow, nailed the english on that one!

    • crossfitcentercity May 21, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

      Oh, Lux.



  1. Thursday, 5/24/12 « CrossFit Center City - May 23, 2012

    […] Don’t forget that FRIDAY is the deadline to email me about being on the competitive team for CFCC – there will (at this point) be no official Advanced Class outside of this team… email by Friday and check the details out here. […]

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