Organizing Your Competition Team

CrossFit, Children's Fitness, Olympic Weightlifting

In my previous article, I talked about how to choose the athletes that will represent your gym, and why that’s important to your gym’s success.


Today, I’m going to talk about organizing that competition team. Once you’ve committed to having a team, there’s a lot of work to be done throughout the year to not only make sure they are working as an effective team, but also to ensure that having the team continues to build excitement (and value) for your other members.


First, a bit more about choosing athletes. Aside from the importance of choosing athletes who represent your gym and its members, you also have to select a set of individuals who will function well as a team. CrossFit has done a great job of making sure there’s no room for specialists on your team, so the most important thing is that your team be well-rounded. Not every athlete is created equal, and it’s critical that you balance out one individual’s weaknesses with another’s strengths. Finding the right mix of complementary strengths and weaknesses is never simple, and you’ll find there are always trade-offs.


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