Rulebook Season 5
Last update: 26-08-2021
1. Naming conventions in this document
THE NATIONALS: an online and offline fitness competition, taking place from oktober 2021 till may 2022.
EVENTS: monthly workouts on the online Leaderboard
DE SPELEN/THE GAMES: the live event that takes place at the end of the season for the top 40 athletes in each division
ATHLETE: participant in the competition of The Nationals
2. General rules, Terms and Conditions
2.1 Everything stated in this rulebook and terms and conditions apply to any agreement between THE NATIONALS and the ATHLETE. These regulations can be changed at any time by the organization and the most current version can always be found on jointhenationals.com
2.2 If one or more provisions in these regulations are invalid or should be annulled, the other provisions of these general terms and conditions will remain fully applicable.
2.3 ATHLETES submit to and declare to comply with the supervision designated by THE NATIONALS, given instructions and regulations. If ATHLETES violate the instructions and / or regulations, this will be a reason for THE NATIONALS to deny the ATHLETE in question from further participation. In such a case, the ATHLETE is not entitled to a refund of the amounts paid.
2.5 In all cases not covered by the regulations, THE NATIONALS decides.
2.6 THE NATIONALS reserves the right to cancel the event in case of insufficient participation without THE NATIONALS being obliged to pay any compensation. ATLEET will be notified of this as soon as possible. The full amount, excluding administration costs, will be refunded in this case.
3. Participation and registration
3.1 Participation in THE NATIONALS is only for ATHLETES who train in a Dutch, Belgian or German Affiliate or a CrossBox registered with THE NATIONALS.
3.2 You can register boxes for season 5 up to and including Nov 4th 2021 by emailing email@example.com
3.3 Participation in THE NATIONALS is entirely at your own risk. The organization is in no way liable for injury or damage resulting from participation in The Nationals.
3.4 Unsportsmanlike conduct, cheating and / or circumvention of the rules may lead to disqualification.
3.5 The minimum age for participation is 12 years. ATHLETES under the age of 18 must be able to provide explicit permission from a parent / guardian for THE GAMES.
3.6 Registration for THE NATIONALS is done via jointhenationals.com
3.7 You can register for THE NATIONALS per whole season.
3.8 A separate ticket must be purchased for participation in the GAMES.
3.9 All tickets are personal and non-transferable.
3.10 Refund of the amount of tickets purchased is not possible.
3.11 Ticket sales for the season take place in two stages:
– EARLY BIRD August 28&29 2021 € 55, –
– REGULAR until Nov 4th, 2021 € 65, –
– TEEN until Nov 4th, 2021 € 40, –
3.12 When purchasing a season ticket, the ATHLETE can purchase a “Nationals T-shirt” for € 17.50 including shippping.
3.13 A separate “Nationals T-shirt” can be bought in the webshop for € 17.50 incl shipping.
4. Teens Division
4.1 There is a separate division for Teens born between 03-11-2005 and 04-11-2009 (12-15 years). Reference date is the deadline of the Placement (November 4). Teenager must be 12, 13, 14 or 15 years old on Nov 4th, 2021.
4.2 When registering, one parent / guardian must give permission through a waiver in the registration form. Parents of athletes aged 16 or 17, who are not capable of joining the adult division yet, can ask for permission to join the teens division. The organization will determine if the athlete can be placed in the Teens Division.
4.3 Teens will do the Placement Event as Event 1, but all end up in the Teens Division.
4.4 Teens will do a modified version of each event.
4.5 All Teens will be on one European Teen Leaderboard.
4.6 Teens pay € 40 for a full season.
4.7 The top 20 boys and top 20 girls will be invited to the GAMES. The Teens at the Games will do at least 2 workouts.
4.8 All rules described in Articles 6 to 10 also apply to the Teens Division.
5. Placement Event
5.1 To participate in THE NATIONALS, the ATHLETE must do a placement event. Through this placement event, the ATHLETE is divided into a division, namely Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze or Iron. Changing division is under no circumstances possible.
5.2 After being assigned to a division, the athlete will remain in the same division for the entire season.
5.3 If THE NATIONALS suspects that an ATHLETE has entered an incorrect score to move into a lower division, the organization may exclude the ATHLETE from participating. There is no right to a refund.
6.1 The new event starts every first Thursday of the month. The event and standards will be announced via The Nationals App.
6.2 Each Event will consist of an A and a B part.
6.3 The ATHLETE has 8 days (from Thursday to Thursday 11:59 PM) to complete and submit both workouts. After the deadline, no scores will be added to the leaderboard. If there are problems with logging scores, it is the responsibility of the ATHLETE to report this before the deadline via firstname.lastname@example.org
6.4 Calendar THE NATIONALS 2020/2021
Placement Event 1 – 7 oktober t/m 4 november 2021
Event 2 – 2 t/m 8 december
Event 3 – 6 t/m 13 januari 2022
Event 4 – 3 t/m 10 februari
Event 5 – 3 t/m 10 maart
Zomerspelen – 21 & 22 mei 2022
6.5 When participating in a NATIONALS event, the athlete must be judged by a judge who is familiar with the movement standards (found in The Nationals App).
6.6 The judge is responsible for correctly assessing the athlete’s performance of the movements. Any repetition that does not meet the movement standards will result in a No Rep and will not count.
6.7 The ATHLETE is responsible for the correct execution of the movements according to the movement standards.
6.8 Physical restrictions that impede the movement standards must be notified in advance to THE NATIONALS. THE NATIONALS then determines whether the restriction is permissible or not.
6.9 Movement support devices that are not allowed: straps, gloves with rubber / silicone, weight support devices.
6.10 Permitted movement aids: sleeves, wrist wraps, sport tape, magnesium, leather gloves, belts. When in doubt, the box owner has the last word.
7. Scoring and leaderboard
7.1 The ATHLETE is responsible for submitting the scores of the workouts within the set term. (11:59 PM Thursday, 8 days after workout announcement).
7.2 Logging of the workouts is done via The Nationals App.
7.3 Each division has its own leaderboard.
7.4 The athlete with the best score gets 1 point, the athlete with the second best score 2 points, etc.
7.5 When scaling a workout, only the Rx reps count as a score.
7.6 Participants who do not submit a score will receive the points number of the total number of participants in the entire division and are therefore among all participants who have entered a score.
7.7 From season 3 box owners no longer need to validate.
8. Prizes and Filming
8.1 The ATHLETE is required to film all of his / her events in order to be eligible for both the prizes and to be invited to the GAMES. This also applies to the Placement Event (this counts as Event 1).
8.2 When submitting each score, the ATHLETE must immediately add a working link to the score. The deadline for the footage is the same as the deadline for logging the score.
8.3 Footage submitted in any way after the deadline will no longer be accepted.
8.4 If the ATHLETE has not submitted valid video with his / her score, the ATHLETE will be excluded from participation in the GAMES and the ATHLETE will no longer be entitled to prizes.
8.5 Score for which no video have been added will still be valid on the leaderboard. The ATHLETE in question has no chance of winning or participating in the GAMES.
8.6 It is not possible to have a video removed afterwards due to a penalty.
8.7 If the video does not meet the standards, the following sanctions apply:
– 1 to 5 no reps throughout the video – the no reps are taken from the athlete’s score
– 5 to 15 no reps during the entire video – 15% of the final score (reps or time) is collected / added to
– More than 15 no reps throughout the video – the athlete’s score is reset to 0
– The video does not meet movie standards – the athlete’s score will be rejected and reset to 0
– Making the same mistake repeatedly in one of the movements can result in a 15% penalty
– Deviation from the rules and / or movement standards can lead to a penalty
– For incomplete videos, only the reps that have been shown are assigned
8.8 If 3 incorrect videos are submitted to an ATHLETE in one season, the organization can exclude the ATHLETE from participation.
8.9 There is a minimum of 3 participated events to have a chance to win the Overall Prize. This means that the ATHLETE may have skipped one.
8.10 In a tie, the main score gives the decisive role. This is announced in advance in the workout flow.
8.11 In the event of a tie in the Overall Classification, the mutual result of both ATHLETES is considered.
8.12 The leaderboard can be found on The Nationals Website.
9. Box competition
9.1 At each Event, points can be earned for each participating box.
9.2 Each ATHLETE who finishes in the top 39 of their division on the European Leaderboard earns a number of points. The higher the placement, the more points. The higher the division, the more points.
9.3 The 3 boxes with the highest number of points at the end of the season win the Box Competition and associated prizes.
9.4 The numbers # 1 in each division are awarded 100 points (iron), 150 (bronze), 200 (silver), 250 (gold) and 300 (platinum). See table below
9.5 The prizes of the Box Competition are awarded during the SUMMER GAMES.
10.1 Participation in the GAMES is based on the Events. The top 40 men and 40 women from each division in the ranking qualify for the SUMMER GAMES. A number of 20 boys and 20 girls applies to the teens division. In this case, a participant who has attended all Events will receive priority over an invitation over someone who has skipped an Event. The exact number of finalists per country will be determined by the number of registrations per country.
10.2 The SUMMER GAMES are separate from the online leaderboard and will have their own leaderboard.
10.3 If an ATHLETE does not accept the invitation to the Games, the next person in the ranking will be invited to participate up to the 50th place.
10.4 To be eligible to participate in the GAMES, the ATHLETE must have filmed all Events.
10.5 To participate in the GAMES, an additional ticket must be purchased. Costs for this will be communicated in time.
10.6 The GAMES take place at a location determined by the NATIONALS.
10.7 On the GAMES, all ATHLETES will do at least 3 Events at the level of the division in which they participate. These will be announced on match day in a briefing by THE NATIONALS. This is the only time when this is done.
10.8 Being late to the athlete registration, or not showing up on time to start the heat will result in a DNS (Did Not Show) and may lead to disqualification.
10.9 To be eligable for invitation, ATHLETES must have submitted at least 6 out of 8 scores of the online events.
11.1 You can file a formal protest with regard to the events up to two days after the deadline of the relevant workout via email@example.com. Once the leaderboard is final, no more scores will be changed.
11.2 Making a formal protest with regard to an event or judging during the GAMES is only possible through the headjudge. This must be done immediately after the end of the relevant event and before the next event in the same division has started. Formal protest can only be done by an ATHLETE.
11.3 Where the regulations do not provide, THE NATIONALS and / or the headjudge determines.
12.1 THE NATIONALS is not liable for loss and / or damage to goods of ATHLETES, nor for personal or physical injury and resulting damage. The ATHLETE is aware that participation in THE NATIONALS entails risks and that any damage resulting from participation is at its own expense and risk.
12.2 The ATHLETE shall ensure that he / she is adequately insured against the risk of damage that he / she or a relative may suffer as a result of injury, illness or death caused by his / her participation in THE NATIONALS.
12.3 THE NATIONALS is not responsible for maintenance, repair or theft of the Athlete’s own equipment.
12.4 THE NATIONALS provides its activities with solid and properly functioning materials. Costs as a result of damage or destruction due to careless handling of material can be recovered from the relevant ATHLETE.
12.5 Liability is limited to the cover provided by the insurance.
13.1 By participating in THE NATIONALS, the ATHLETE grants THE NATIONALS permission to use the athlete’s personal data for the transmission of information to the ATHLETE, for internal anonymous data analysis and for the publication of its name and competition results.
13.2 Any photos, films, or other materials or files made within the framework of THE NATIONALS or the agreement or on behalf of THE NATIONALS, are the property of THE NATIONALS, regardless of whether they have been made available to the ATHLETE or to third parties, unless otherwise agreed
13.3 The ATHLETE grants prior permission to THE NATIONALS for the publication of photos, videos or other visual material on which the ATHLETE is visible for communication purposes of THE NATIONALS (including commercial expressions).
14.1 If the event does not go according to the expectations of the ATHLETE, the ATHLETE is obliged to notify THE NATIONALS of this immediately on the spot. If the complaint is not satisfactorily resolved on site, the athlete can make this known in writing to THE NATIONALS within 14 days after the end of the event.
14.2 In the event of disputes arising from the agreement or from legal relationships arising from it, the parties will first enter into consultation in order to resolve this dispute amicably. If the parties fail to do so, a dispute as referred to above will be exclusively settled by the competent court of Groningen.
15. Force Majeur
15.1 Force majeure exists if the execution of the agreement is prevented in whole or in part, whether or not temporarily, by circumstances beyond the control of the parties and / or by circumstances on the part of THE NATIONALS, such as personnel problems, transport problems, location conditions (including supplier default), an epidemic and regulations imposed by government agencies.
15.2 In case of force majeure, the obligations of the parties will be suspended.
15.3 Should the GAMES not take place in case of force majeure, THE NATIONALS will attempt to schedule a new date for the GAMES to take place. Should this fail, the registration fee for the GAMES will be refunded minus administration costs and transaction costs.