|Tri-Fitness Challenges Rules and Regulations|
|When sponsoring a competition, it is the responsibility of any organization to determine the rules and standards by which its competition is conducted. This will ensure the competition is administered in accordance with the objectives of the sport.The rules herein are intended to govern the specific Tri-Fitness Challenges that are held throughout the world. This includes all competitions held at the local level as well as world challenges.The Tri-Fitness Rules Committee is comprised of dedicated, experienced, and knowledgeable individuals who are experts and specialists in Fitness. As a result, Tri-Fitness rules arewritten for athletes who compete at all Tri-Fitness Challenges.
Al Rosen, Tri-Fitness President
The Tri-Fitness consists of ;
Women’s Tri-Fitness; 2) Men’s Obstacle Course Challenge; 3) Children’s Fitness Challenge.
Section 1 Women’s Tri-Fitness Challenge and Men’s Obstacle Course Challenge
The Tri-Fitness challenge consists of four events: 1) Obstacle Course 2) Fitness Skills 3) Fitness Routine 4)Grace and Physique
Section 2 Dual Fitness Challenge and Dual Fitness Optional
The Dual Fitness competitor will be scored in the Obstacle Course and Fitness Skills Events. The Grace and Physique is an optional event for the Dual Fitness Optional competitor.
The men will compete in only the Dual Fitness.
Section 3 Events
Obstacle Course – Comprising of a 10 foot wall, running grid, incline-decline monkey bars,12 foot balance beam, 15 foot cargo net, shuttle run, (3) hurdles, steeple chase jump, sprint, under bar (36″) and over bar (40″). Course is 160 yards.
Fitness Routine – A fitness routine not exceeding 2 minutes will be
performed on a professional, safe,cushioned cheerleading floor (20′x40′).
Fitness Skills – Comprised of bench press, shuttle run, and plyometric
box jumps. The sum of these three events will be added then averaged.
Grace and Physique – Competitor will be judged on grace and physique.
Swimsuit will be worn during this round (no thongs).
2. COMPETITION AND SCORING
The scoring will be done on the 10.00 scoring system. Thus, a perfect score for the entire TFC (Tri-Fitness Challenge) would be 40.00 points. Perfect score for Men’s Challenge is 20.00 points.
Section 1 Events
A) Obstacle Course – The athlete will run the course once. This time will be subtracted from the number 200 and then divided by the number 15.85. Thus, the time will be scored on the 10.00 system.
B) Fitness Routine Event (women only) – The judges will score each athlete based on
he following criteria: 1) Strength Moves, 2) Flexibility, 3) Choreography, 4) Endurance, 5) Overall Presentation / Enthusiasm and Appearance. Each of these components is worth 2.0 points. Deductions will be made from each component. Total score will then be added up.
C) Fitness Skills – Fitness skills will consist of the following: 1) Box jumps, 2) Shuttle Run, 3) Bench Press. The scores will be added up from the 3 curriculums and then averaged.
D) Grace and Physique Event (women only) – The judges will judge each competitor individually on the following components: 1) Grace and Poise Presentation, 2) Symmetry, 3) Overall Firmness, 4) Overall Appearance. Each of these components is worth 2.5 points. Deductions will be made from each component. A total score will be presented.
Section 2 Fitness Skills scoring
Box Jumps – This event will be performed using a 20 inch box in height. The athlete will jump until 50 repetitions are completed. The clock will stop when the athlete completes repetition number 50. Both feet must make contact with any portion of the top of the box (not edge). The time will be subtracted from 200 and divided by the number 16.25. There is a 1 ½ inch cheer floor in front of the box thus making the jump 18 ½ inches.
Shuttle Run – 10 beanbags will be placed 20 feet from the square riser. The athlete will be timed as they will pick up each bag and place it in the riser. If the bag comes out of the riser, they must pick it up the next time and put it back in. The time will stop when the last bag is placed in the riser; this time will then be subtracted from 200 and divided by the number 17. If the athlete misses the last bag, two seconds will be added.
Bench Press – This event will be performed using 60% (women) or 80% (men) of the athlete’s body weight. The closest weight in (5 lb. increment) will be used. The bar pad must touch the chest at the bottom of the repetition and the arms must be completely extended to complete the repetition. Feet can come off the ground. Scoring will start at 5.0 and each rep will be given a tenth of a point. Ex: 7 reps
= 5.7; 50 reps = 10.0 (perfect score.)
Section 3 Ties, Breaking Ties
In the event of a tie, the athlete with the highest individual score in any event will be given the higher placement. The second highest score will be used in case of a tie among the first highest score.
3. COMPETITORS AND COMPETITION
Section 1 Competitors
1) A competitor is any athlete entered in the challenge. The competitor becomes an entry at the time the challenge committee has established as the deadline for accepting entries.
2) Competitors officially become competitors when they register at the selected time of registration.
3) Competitors who fail to report prior to the end of registration shall not be allowed to participate in the event.
4) Each competitor shall be responsible for knowing the time schedule. Each competitor is solely responsible for promptly reporting for each event entered and at the location designated.
Section 2 Participation and entry limitations
1) A Tri-Fitness athlete will be entered in all four events.
2) A Dual Fitness athlete must participate in the obstacle and fitness
skills (they may compete in the grace and physique), thus placing them in the Dual-Optional event.
Section 3 Competitors uniform
Obstacle Course – Tri-Fitness sport bra, jersey, t-shirt, tank top, leggings, shorts, sweats
as issued by the competition or approved by the competition. Shoes (no spikes are allowed on the obstacle course).
Fitness Skills – The apparel worn in the Obstacle Course event may be worn in the Fitness Skills event. The top must be Tri-Fitness apparel.
Fitness Routine – Underalls (ex. leotard) must be worn under anything closely related to a thong. An aerobic or dance shoe is the shoe of preference but barefoot is allowed as well.
Grace and Physique Round – Swimsuit may be Brazilian cut. Absolutely no thongs allowed. Athlete will be disqualified for a thong. Clear heels are suggested but any shoes of any height is acceptable.
Section 5 Disqualifications
1) Conduct where behavior is unethical or dishonorable will disqualify an athlete from the event. It includes, but not limited to, disrespectfully addressing an official, taunting or criticizing an opponent or an official, or use of profanity. This shall apply to all coaches and trainers of athletes.
2) Unacceptable conduct by a competitor includes, but is not limited to, willful failure to follow the directions of a competition official, using profanity directed at someone or any action which brings discredit to the individual or this sport.
1) Wall – There will be a ten second penalty for not clearing the wall. An attempt must be made (both hands must make contact with the rope and both feet must hit the wall). Running around the wall will constitute a 15 second penalty
2) Grid – One second penalty for each square missed.
3) Monkey Bars – One second penalty for each rung missed; maximum penalty is 10 seconds, but an attempt must be made at bars and first 2 rungs must be touched or a 15 second penalty will go into effect.
4) Beam – One second for each step taken off the beam. One second for not clearing the three foot end line.
5) Cargo Net – Running around the net will be a 15 second penalty. Not making contact with the rope while descending will be a 5 second penalty.
6) Shuttle Run – One second penalty for not placing the baton in the riser; Three second penalty for not going around the cone.
7) Hurdles – Two second penalty for not attempting the 30″ hurdle. There will be a one second penalty for hooking a hurdle (one leg over).
8) Steeple Chase – Two second penalty for not attempting the steeplechase box; One second penalty for not clearing the 5 foot line.
9) Under Bar – Two second penalty for dislodging bar.
10) Over Bar – Two second penalty for dislodging bar.
5. FITNESS ROUTINE
Section 1 Rules and Regulations
1) A 20 by 40 foot area will be used.
2) Area will be a cheerleading floor (foam and carpet).
3) Props may be used; must be easily carried out – can have help.
4) Music may not exceed 2 minutes. Music must be turned in and ready to play prior to the competition.
Section 2 Judging
1) Judges will be qualified and educated in the scoring system.
2) Athletes must perform at least 2 strength and 2 flexibility moves.
3) In the World Challenge, 10 judges will be used and the high and low
scores will be deleted.
Section 1 Age Divisions
1) Teenage (13-17) – Must be at least 18 years of age to participate
in Grace and Physique Event.
2) 18-24 years of age
3) 25-29 years of age
4) 30-34 years of age
5) 35-39 years of age
6) 40-44 years of age
7) 45-49 years of age
8) 50-54 years of age
9) 55 and over
Section 2 Height Classes
1) Short Class – 5′ 4″ and shorter
2) Tall Class – Over 5′ 4″