2017
National JROTC
Fitness Challenge Championships

Fitness Nationals SOP / Info/Updates

Below are the Fitness Nationals updates/clarifications and general information
that have been implemented since the initial posting of all event materials.
These items listed are found in inverse chronological order to their date of implementation.

Schools are ENCOURAGED to PLEASE CHECK BACK OFTEN
for any changes/clarifications to the event regs

CURRENT UPDATES FOR THE FITNESS NATIONALS WEEKEND

#1 - 30 October, 2016: EVENT PAPERWORK POSTED / REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED
Event SOP, diagrams, costs and registration information are now posted on the website. Schools are now officially allowed to enter for the May 2017 competition. Entries will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis. Don't wait, register today to lock in your competition slot(s).

#2 - 22 December, 2016: FOOTWEAR AT THE JROTC FITNESS NATIONALS
To clarify, protective footwear of some type must be in use by all cadets competing within the fitness challenge. Most teams are expected to compete in inexpensive Water Shoes or some may have th far more expensive Vibram Five Finger Shoes but footwear of some type must be used to protect the feet.

#3 - 24 December, 2016: CHANGING FACILITIES AT THE FITNESS NATIONALS
To clarify, the JROTC Fitness Nationals are designed to have exacting and similar turn-around times between the more arduous events to ensure fairness for all competing teams regarding recovery time. Teams should plan to wear the same uniform throughout the day as there may not be sufficient time to maintain a more drawn out changing situation. While this is more of a logistical issue, it needs to be stated to ensure no team is caught by surprise.

#4 - 22 February, 2017: MAJOR CHANGE in FLEX ARM HANG REGULATIONS
Currently, the flexed arm hang for females maintains a "palms OUT grip requirement. Many service regs allow palms in and this is what many cadets have been training towards. Therefore, SNI will allow female cadets to utilize EITHER a "palms away" OR "palms towards" grip at shoulder width. The new regs will read as follows:
"Using a similar horizontal bar as in the pull-ups, cadets will climb a step until their chin is above the bar. The cadet will grasp the bar with their hands, shoulder width apart -- using either an overhand grasp (palms facing away from body) or underhand grip (palms facing toward body). At the command by the judge, the cadets step off the support. The timing begins when the cadet supports themselves on the bar and stops when there is a form break (cadet's chin rests on the bar, the chin tilts backward to keep it above the bar, the chin falls below the level of the bar or there is kicking and other body movements while the cadets are on the bar."

#5 - 29 March, 2017: CLARIFICATION FOR TEAM COMPOSITION IN MIXED DIVISION-PULL-UPS/FLEXED ARM HANG
All Mixed Division teams maintain AT LEAST four females competing at any one time, For the sake of fairness and scoring, All MIXED teams will designate EXACTLY four cadets to compete in the flexed arm hang portion of the event, regardless if they have more than four. Therefore six of your cadets will be executing pull-ups to ensure all teams are using the same exact qualities to make scoring completely even.

#6 - 2 May, 2017: FINAL WORD ON TIE-BREAKING AT THE FITNESS NATIONALS
After seeing the schedule layout and laying out the courses, the tie breaking procedures in place, while having a remote possibility of being implemented, have been revised to make them more fair for all teams. No ties are sought at the Fitness Nationals. The tie breaker for the events will be as follows:

3K Team Run & PTT
1st Level: Hundredths of a second
2nd Level: Team competing earlier in the day

Standing Broad Jump & Power Throw-Team
1st Level: Longest total team distance-2nd attempts
2nd Level: Cadet with the highest individual jump

Standing Broad Jump & Power Throw-Individual
1st Level: Longest distance of the cadet-2nd attempt
2nd Level: Highest finishing team

Pull-ups-Team
1st Level: Highest individual cadet score
2nd Level: Next highest individual cadet score (and so on)

Pull-ups-Individual
1st Level: Highest TEAM score
2nd Level: Cadet competing earlier in the day

Flexed Arm Hang-Team
1st Level: Hundredths of a second
2nd Level: Team competing earlier in the day

Flexed Arm Hang-Individual
1st Level: Hundredths of a second
2nd Level: Cadet competing earlier in the day

Overall Championship Ties:
1st Level: Team winning more events
2nd Level: Team with most team trophies earned
3rd Level: Lowest time on the PTT event

#7 - 2 May, 2017: SOP ON-LINE UPDATES ARE NOW CLOSED
As the event draws near, no further SOP updates/clarifications will be allowed on this site for the upcoming Nationals. NO NEED TO CHECK HERE FURTHER - THIS IS IT! Any other minor issues will be discussed at Event Registration before the competition begins.

REMINDER TO ALL TEAMS! THE COMPETITION SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED SEVEN DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT,
THEREFORE YOU WILL HAVE TIME TO SCHEDULE YOUR MEALS & ACTIVITIES AROUND YOUR COMPETITION TIMES!

THIS WILL BE THE CUT-OFF FOR LISTING ANY FURTHER SOP UPDATES/MODIFICATIONS
ON THIS PAGE - NO FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE POSTED!
ANY FURTHER CHANGES OF NOTE WILL BE CALLED/EMAILED FOR A MAJOR ISSUE
OR COVERED AT THE COMMANDER'S CALL ON ARRIVAL FOR MINOR ISSUES.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL JROTC FITNESS TEAMS!

Team Sports Network



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