by Coach Drew
By now you may know, I love judging as opposed to competing in competitions. Don’t get me wrong, it’s just as nerve-wracking. Like when I judged a few regional athletes at Moxie Madness last year - talk about high stakes! We’ve all heard the horror stories about judges getting yelled at by an athlete in the middle of workouts or miscounted reps that cost a team the podium, but those moments are rare, and like to be re-told for dramatic flair.
As we move into the Open this year, we will all have the opportunity to judge our fellow athletes and be judged during our workouts. I like to think of this time as a way to remind ourselves what accountability looks like in this sport and like our box motto - “Strive Valiantly. Dare Greatly”.
Below are a few tips for new and seasoned judges that might be helpful in The Open:
Judging is a two-way street, so athletes take note of a few reminders.
As a final thought, remember that The Open is an opportunity for us to challenge ourselves mentally and physically. As competitive as some of us are, remember that our awesome CFPG community is about civility and creating a welcoming community. Let’s continue to push each other and elevate our fitness levels to new heights.