Thank you for your interest in FEMSPORT.
We welcome everyone to participate in this unique, one-of-a-kind event. We encourage all levels of athletes and non-athletes to take part in becoming their own champion. There is no pre-requisite and all shapes, sizes, ages (19+) are welcome to compete in Femsport’s physically challenging events.
The following should give you a better idea of the show format and what to expect.
TEAM ENTRIES OR INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES:
There are two options for entries; Individual and Team.
All team participants’ scores will be recognized as an individual score, therefore allowing you to become a Team Champion AND/OR an Individual Champion. Athletes are not required to enter into both in order to obtain an individual score. You can enter as an Individual athlete if you are not participating on a Team.
Teams must be made up of 3 (three) athletes. Teams must be assembled prior to registration. It is not the responsibility of FEMSPORT Athletics to choose teams.
If a TEAM MEMBER IS UNABLE TO PARTICIPATE in one of the disciplines (i.e. tire flip) then that team member will receive no score and your team score will only consist of two scores for that discipline.
Team fees MUST be paid in full prior to day of Registration/Athlete Meeting or additional fees apply to all team members!!
NOVICE OR OPEN DIVISIONS:
There are two divisions to choose from; NOVICE or OPEN. This will allow the athlete to place themselves in a comfortable level playing field.
Novice = First time competitors ONLY!!
If you are participating on a Novice Team, you are also automatically entered as a Novice Individual. You are not permitted to enter into two different divisions.
Open = First time competitors and ALL PREVIOUS COMPETITORS.
If you are participating on an Open Team, you are also automatically entered as an Open Individual. You are not permitted to enter into two different divisions.
CAPPED EVENTS / WAITING LIST:
Most events are capped at 75 entries. Some may be more based on venue size and equipment availability. After the capped amount has been reached, entry forms are still accepted and placed on a waiting list and your fees will be on hold until a spot comes open. Your entry fee holds your spot on the waiting list.
Once a spot becomes available we will let you know immediately. If a spot does not become available to you by the day prior to the event…OR…you do not wish to remain on the waiting list, we will refund your entry fee.
Friday evening before the show – REGISTRATION / ATHLETE MEETING (Mandatory)
ALL athletes must attend registration AND athlete meeting
Registration – Between 6:00pm and 7:30pm at our host hotel or venue (will advise via email once location is determined). Competitors will be subject to the following: be provided with FEMSPORT T-shirts (if applicable); complete all necessary forms; fill out bio-cards; hand-in registration fees (if not already registered); receive sponsors promo gifts (swag); and receive schedule information for show format, photo shoots, etc.
Athlete Meeting – at 7:30 pm immediately following registration hours at our host hotel or venue (will advise via email once location is determined)). We will review all of the following information: introduce itinerary; rules and regulations; each event/discipline; questions & answers.
On the day of the competition:
Check-in is at 9:00am at the Femsport booth where you will receive your competitor number.
There will be a mandatory meeting for ALL competitors ½ hr prior to competition. This will be a quick meeting to notify you of any event changes and address any concerns you may have.
EVENT SCHEDULE: (approximate times – schedule may change at which time you will be notified)
|09:00 am||- Athletes Check-in (at venue)|
|09:30 am||- Athletes Meeting (in athletes room/area)|
|10:00 am - 10:30am||- Introductions & Competition Begin|
|4:45 pm||- Entertainment OR Tug-of-War|
|5:00 pm||- Awards|
- Note: Please keep in mind the final number of athletes can only be confirmed the day prior to the event and show times/schedule may need to be adjusted to accommodate the athletes, judges and spectators.
We will do our best to ensure the competition begins before 10:30 am. We will be on a very strict time schedule, so it’s imperative that everyone be in place on time.
ALL athletes are requested to stay in their FEMSPORT T-shirts OR Team Tops throughout the competition.
Fitness/Strength Events (Mandatory for Overall placing):
There are a total of 6 disciplines listed below.
• Inverted Rows
• Box Jumps
• Kettlebell Lift
- • Tire Pull
- • Obstacle Course
- • Tire Flip
Only 5 of the 6 disciplines will be selected prior to the event. Since there are equipment and/or venue challenges, we are unable to guarantee which events will be performed until the day prior to the competition. Please keep in mind, there may be additional changes the day of competition.
TIP: Training for all disciplines will ensure you become a “well rounded”, prepared athlete !
INVERTED ROWS: - These will be performed by using a reverse grip on an “Equalizer” bar while your knees are bent and body / hips off the ground (feet flat on ground). Competitors will perform maximum repetitions within a one-minute time limit while making certain to maintain proper form.
- Getting into position:
• Lay directly under the bar (which will be 28 ½ " high).
• Grasp the bar in a reverse grip (palms facing you) making sure your arms are in line with the upright bar area and shoulder width apart.
• Lift your body off the ground by driving your hips to the ceiling and keep your feet flat on the floor.
- Performing reps:
• Raise your body towards the bar (keeping your body in a straight line)
• Your elbows must flex a minimum of 90°
• Lower your body to fully extended arms and repeat.
You are permitted as many rests as you need. Remember, the clock does not stop while you take these rests and after one minute only the completed reps will count.
Reps not counted if the following occurs;
• Arms do not reach full extension
• Arms do not reach minimum of 90° flexion at the elbow
BOX JUMPS – Performed side-by-side, competitors will be timed while completing a maximum 50 repetitions (jumps) on a box approx. 18 inches in height. You will have three (3) minutes maximum to complete this event.
Each athlete must ensure both feet touch any portion of the box top (not edge) simultaneously. Heel must not drop below the edge of the box or that repetition will not count. The FULL foot does not have to touch the box top…any part of the foot that touches the box top is counted as a rep, as long as the heels do not drop below box level, you’re good.
Stepping Down: You may choose to step down one foot at a time, but you MUST ensure both feet touch simultaneously on the jump “up” onto the box top.
Resting: You are permitted as many 10sec rest periods as you need. Remember, the clock does not stop while you take these rests. If you do not continue your reps before the 10sec is up, your performance will be complete. Each time you stop/rest, the timing judge will verbally count out the seconds.
Shin Safety: It is MANDATORY that every competitor wear protective gear on their shins during competition!! If you do not…you will not be permitted to compete in this discipline! Please refrain from striped or heavily designed shin gear…this is very distracting to the judges and my not work in your favor.
• Shin Socks
• Shin Guards
• Knee High Socks
- • Sports Tape
- Reps not counted if the following occurs;
• Hands touching box
• Feet not touching box area simultaneously
• Feet touch edge of box (heels drop)
- • Athlete steps up instead of JUMPING up on box
KETTLEBELL LIFT – This will be a timed event performed side-by-side. Competitors will carry five Kettlebells (approx. 20kg/44lbs …. 20kg/44lbs…. 24kg/52.8lbs …. 24kg/52.8lbs…. 32kg/70.4lbs), one at a time, from one location to another location (approx 30ft.) There will be a pedestal of decreasing height (5ft – 4.5ft – 4ft – 3.5ft – 3ft) at each location. Competitors must place one Kettlebell on top of each pedestal so that the Kettlebell stands upright within a marked area. A final sprint will complete this event.
The 20kg kettlebell will be carried 30ft to and placed on the 5ft pedestal…the next 20kg kettlebell will be carried to and placed on the 4.5ft pedestal…the 24kg kettlebell will be carried to and placed on the 4.0ft…and so on…
- 1 sec added for each of the following;
• Kettlbell does not remain upright on pedestal
• Tossing of Kettlebell
• Both feet do not cross “pickup” line before picking up next kettlebell
- • Foot moves past line/edge of kettlebell pedestal
TIRE PULL – This is a timed event performed side-by-side along a course approximately 75 feet in length. Each athlete will pull a weighted tire (approx. 120 lbs) by running backwards as quickly as possible the full length of the course. Each athlete must grip the rope at taped area of rope ends only, ensure the tire does not lift off the ground at any time and the tire must completely cross the finish line.
- 1 sec added for each of the following;
• Tire does not cross line completely
• Tire lifts off ground
• Hands move off marked grip area on rope
OBSTACLE COURSE –
This event is performed one-at-a-time and in order of teams. Individual athletes perform one right after the other. This race course is approximately 450 feet in total length (six lengths of 75ft each). The various components may include carrying 45 lb water jugs - two at a time - along two lengths of the course (150ft), agility apparatus, balance beam, baton placement, sprints, agility poles, 4.5 ft vault box, and pushing a vehicle, over, under or through object, etc.
The first athlete’s from a team runs the obstacle course. Once they have crossed the finish line, the next athlete immediately runs the obstacle course…once they have crossed the finish line the final athlete runs the obstacle course.
- 1 sec added for each of the following;
• Starting prior to car tires touching finish line (false start)
• Both feet cross start line before car tires touch finish line (false start)
• Each missed square on agility
- • Each missed “x” on beam
- • Jugs not place over the line in designated area
- • Jugs do not stay upright
- • Knocking over of hurdles
- • Knocking over of agility poles
- • Full body must completely clear “over” obstacle (i.e. vault box)
Additional penalties will be discussed based on set up as each venue may be slightly different and obstacles may be added which are not listed above.
- 3 secs added for each of the following;
• missed obstacle (i.e. beam)
• not going around marker cones
TIRE FLIP – This event is performed two at a time, side-by-side and in order of teams. Individual athletes perform one right after the other. Each athlete must flip approx. 260-290 lb tire, five (5) times in a straight line. Tires may vary in size, tread and weight depending on what is available at the venue hosing the competition.. You will have a maximum of three (3) minutes to complete your five (5) flips. Once the first athlete has finished her flips, the next member of that team will immediately flip the tire five (5) times back in the other direction, the final team member will change direction again and complete her five (5) flips.
A wobbling tire can only be controlled or touched by the athlete who flipped it. The next athlete to flip the tire must wait until the tire stops wobbling before they can begin their flips which will be indicated by judge.
- 1 sec added for each of the following;
• Tire flips into path of opponent
• Athlete touches tire before her turn
TUG-OF-WAR (exhibition only) – This is strictly a fun event and ONLY if there is time at the end of the competition.
In the “Tug-of-War”, there will be a single-elimination tournament.
** NOTE: This is for exhibition only and will only be included in a team score as a tie breaker. If no tie breaker is required and the event is running late, the Tug-of-War will be excluded from the event.**
EXTRA CHALLENGE – There may, or may not, be an extra physical challenge included in the event. So make sure you train for all-round athleticism to ensure you are prepared.
** NOTE: Some changes made be required the day of competition due to increase/decrease of athletes, venue adaptations or circumstances beyond our control.**
Tops: Your choice. However if you are on a team All competitors on your team are required to wear similar tops.
Logos, printing, design on tops are encouraged.
Pants: ALL athletes (Individual and Team) are responsible for and must wear black athletic pants or shorts. If you choose shorts, they must cover your buttocks completely and should be snug (spandex type).
• No floppy attire will be permitted
• No logos larger than 1” square are permitted on pants
- • No stripes or colors other than black permitted on pants
- ** LET’S LOOK LIKE A TEAM **
Workout Gloves: You are more than welcome to wear gloves. This is your choice (not mandatory). Straps and/or chalk are not permitted.
Shin Protection: It is MANDATORY that every competitor wear protective gear on their shins during the box jump event!! If you do not…you will not be permitted to compete in the box jumps! This is for your own safety and we highly recommend you wear the best protection possible.
• Shin Socks
- • Shin Guards
• Knee High Socks (make sure they stay up when jumping)
• Sports Tape
Please refrain from multi colors, stripes, designs, etc. as this can be distracting to the judges and may not end up in your favor!!! Solid colors are best.
Awards will be given to Team and Individual athletes in both Novice and Open divisions along with product and/or cash prizes as per our sponsorship support.
Please remember, all prizes are donated by our sponsors and your direct appreciation to our supporters is highly recommended.
There will be opportunities for photo shoots and interviews on the day of the show, the day after the show and Friday at registration with various photographers and media associated with FEMSPORT. Expect to have your photo taken beginning with registration and extending throughout the day of the show and in some cases on the day after the show. Be prepared for photos!
Past FEMSPORT event coverage has appeared in Inside Fitness Magazine, Oxygen Magazine, Double XL Magazine, MuscleMag International Magazine, Status Fitness Magazine, Fitness Expert Magazine (FEM), Urban Trendz, The WestEnder, METRO News, The Breakfast TV (City TV), Urban Rush TV, Shaw TV, Global TV, CBC TV Sports News, CBC Radio most local newsprint and numerous websites and online publications…just to name a few!
Athletes will be subject to mandatory and/or random drug tests. Testing encompasses anabolic steroids and substances not sold over the counter. Tests may include urinalysis, lie detector, and/or computer voice analysis. Refusal to comply or failure of a test will result in immediate disqualification and loss of titles, prizes etc. These athletes will be banned from all future FEMSPORT events and fined $1,000.
At the athletes meeting, the evening prior to the event, Femsport staff will review this material and proper form with you. They will demonstrate what will and will not count. Since form, reps and speed are key elements, it is important to prepare for this type of contest by continuing to train with proper form as you always do. Keep in mind, a large number of people who’ve never seen a strength and physically challenging event or even worked out will be present, so you’re encouraged to be the best role models for success that you can be – and that includes proper form in lifting.
Since this is an all-day event it is strongly suggested that you bring your own food to keep your nutrition and energy balanced.
As an athlete/competitor, it is your responsibility to ensure you keep informed of any changes and additional information to the show format, times, details, etc. Please remember to check the FEMSPORT website (www.femsport.tv), Facebook (www.facebook.com/Femsport.tv) and your Email regularly to keep up-to-date on any changes.
This is a very exciting event and we can’t thank you enough for agreeing to participate. Everyone will have an enjoyable time and one of the greater goals is that other young women (and men too) will be inspired to get into healthy, athletic training, because there’s everything beautiful about fitness and strength.
See you soon!
Nancy & Carl
#406 – 2242 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5N 5X6
FEMSPORT ATHLETICS – “Become your own Champion”