The WZAOC Individual Challenge is over but get ready for the second act of the WZAOC kicks off with the Team Challenge.
The first step is to register! One teammate (the team captain) registers for the entire team. Registration is open now and closes on November 10th, the same day scores are due.
Workouts are released progressively on our social channels and emailed out to registered athletes starting on November 1st. Movement standards, video requirements, and scorecards will also be available on our website once they are announced.
This is a great opportunity to come together and test your fitness on a worldwide level with like-minded athletes around the globe! Don’t miss out on 10 days of fun with your fit friends as you push your limits and potentially earn a spot on the floor at WZA Miami!
We’ve pulled together some of your top questions on the WZAOC Team Challenge!
UH, OH: MY TEAM LIVES NOWHERE NEAR ME
NOT a problem! Teams are NOT required to be in the same location in order to participate and do not have to complete the workouts together. All workouts are designed to be performed independently and at any time. Athletes do not have to be from the same gym, city, state, or even country! Keep in mind that if you and your squad earn a spot to compete in Miami, all three athletes will compete together across all three days.
DO WE HAVE TO SUBMIT VIDEOS?
If you are interested in stepping on the competition floor at WZA Miami in January, video submissions from all team members (including athletes in the Scaled and Beginner divisions!) are required after the conclusion of the Team Challenge. The WZA Team will request specific videos from specific workouts, but exactly which workouts will not be revealed until after the Challenge ends! We recommend having all your videos locked, loaded, and ready to go prior to the deadline!
Once your team has completed a workout, your team captain (the person that registered your team) is responsible for submitting the team’s scores. They will have a “(C)” next to their name when you log in to Competition Corner. To submit videos, you have the option of uploading all the videos to a single Dropbox folder and sharing that link with us OR creating a playlist on YouTube with all the videos and sharing that link with us. If you need further assistance, shoot us an email at [email protected]!
WE’VE GOT A TEAM WITH MIXED SKILLS, NOW WHAT?
If an athlete on your team has to perform the alternate version of a workout, the entire team must perform the alternate workout. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions to this! However, you may mix the prescribed and alternate workouts throughout the challenge. For example, if your team does workout #1 Prescribed, workout #2 Alternate, etc. that is okay!
If your team submits some alternate workout scores, you are still eligible for Open Registration, as long as you complete all the workouts in their entirety and submit the required videos. Submission of the requested video(s) at the end of the Challenge is CRUCIAL in maintaining your eligibility. Remember, you are NOT required to perform the workouts in the same gym or even at the same time as your teammates, however, all athletes attempting to compete at WZA Miami (through either qualification or Open Registration) are required to submit videos of their workouts.
CAN WE SUBSTITUTE AN ATHLETE?
In the event, you’ve already registered for WZA Miami and one of your original teammates cannot compete with you any longer, you are allowed a one-time substitution (prior to December 16th, 2021) for a fee. The substituted athlete did not have to complete the Online Challenge. Please note, that only ONE athlete per team of three may be substituted. Once your one substitution has been made, your team is unable to make any further substitutions. The deadline to substitute your one athlete is Thursday, December 16th, 2021 at 11:59PM ET. c. All substitutions must be made via email via [email protected] prior to this time.
UH-OH, OUR TRIO JUST BECAME A DUO!
In the event that a teammate you originally registered with cannot complete all the WZAOC workouts, there is still a chance to qualify! Team Captains can replace teammates at any point during the WZAOC Team Challenge (November 1st – 10th) through Competition Corner. Any athlete substituted midway through the Team Challenge must complete ALL the team workouts before the score submission deadline on November 10th. No team substitutions or score submissions may be made after score submission closes.
I CHANGED MY MIND, I WANT TO GO TEAM!
If you’ve already snagged one of the coveted spots for WZA Miami as an individual, congrats! Unfortunately, any athlete who accepts an individual invite from the WZAOC cannot participate on any WZAOC or WZA Miami Team at any point during the competition season, unless you plan on giving up your individual spot. If this is the case, please email [email protected]. Otherwise, we’ll see you on the leaderboard.