UNDER ARMOUR TURF GAMES Summer Festival 2019 Athlete Handbook

ATHLETE INFORMATION

We are excited to have partnered with Under Armour for 2019.  This partnership is going to be exciting for all involved with the Turf Games.

Thank you to all the athletes who have registered to compete at the Under Armour Turf Games Summer Festival on June 14th / 15th at Rosslyn Park.  Below is all you need to know about the weekend.

In order for us to run a smooth competition and to maximise the fun that all athletes, spectators and judges have, it is important that you read the below.

APPAREL LOGO

If you are making your own gear and want to use our logo, you can find it HERE

 

DATES & LOCATION

  • Friday 14th June - 530pm until 1030pm (Corporate athlete check in at 4pm, Elite Athlete check in from 6pm)
  • Saturday 15th June - 930am until 1130pm (athlete check in 730am)
  • Rosslyn Park Rugby Club, Priory Lane, London SW15 5JH
  • There is NO parking at the venue - the best transport options are walk from Barnes overground train (7 minutes) or Uber/Taxi or get dropped off.

SPECTATORS

The Under Armour Turf Games Summer Festival is going to be a huge spectacle not just for the athletes but for spectators too. There is going to be lots going on around the ground aside from athletes competing in the workout arena's with great food, lot's of drinks (including beers, cocktails, wine, prosecco and more), unreal music and DJs and also other brand activations and things to do.  Lie around on a bean bag and chill out with your friends, mojito in hand soaking up the sun listening to great tunes, or support the athletes giving their all in the arena's

ESPECTATOR TICKETS ARE NOW LIVE - HERE

 TEAM REGISTRATION - 

Team registration OPENS 1st APRIL and needs to be completed as soon as possible from this date.  This is linked to the online waiver, so in order to compete, ALL athletes must create a profile and link to their team. 

Get creative with your team and try to make it as unique as possible.

Team Registration will be via this WEBSITE - registration is LIVE

Few quick points of note - 

  1. The person setting the team up must be competing in the team
  2. If you are creating an account for the first time, when you set it up you will get a VERIFICATION email - PLEASE CHECK YOUR JUNK FOLDER
  3. Once you set the team up and athletes link, this doesn't have to be your final team - you can sub athletes in and out over the coming months
  4. Please do add a picture as your profile pic :) 

TIMINGS & DIVISION INFO

CORPORATE TEAM'S - 

  • The Corporate Division will be a load of fun and will be supporting a great cause, raising money for  - Laureus - Sport for Good
  • Please arrive at Rosslyn Park by 4pm on Friday the 14th.  Workouts to begin at 530pm
  • All teams will work through 3 arena's - you will be in each arena for 21minutes followed by at least a 40 minute break before going into the next arena
  • Arena's will either have 3 x 5min workout stations (3 mins break between the stations) or 2 x 8min workout stations (5 mins break between stations)
  • All Workouts will be done by 830pm, followed by a 'Winner Take All' final with the top 4 teams competing
  • There will be loads going on around the ground with great food, DJs, alcohol, drinks and more to come soon

ELITE DIVISION TEAM'S

  • The Elite Division this year will see the first time we have run an event over two days.  All Elite teams will do ONE workout on Friday 14th June at Rosslyn Park, with the remaining workouts on the Saturday.
  • Each Elite Category - Men, Women and Mixed - will be made up of 18 teams
  • Friday Night Lights - The Workout will be circa 30 minutes in length.  Mixed Teams will go at 7.00pm, Men at 740pm and Women at 825pm
  • We would like all athletes to be at the venue no later than 600pm.  Any issues with the times please email us at team@turfgames.com

Saturday 15th - Elite Teams will work through 3 arena's on the Saturday with the top 4 teams going through to a 'Winner Take All' Final.

  • Arena's will have various lengths of workouts - either 3 x 5min workouts (3min rest), 2 x 8min (5min rest) workouts.
  • Elite teams will compete in 3 Arena's on the Saturday and have approximately 1 hour 30 minutes between Arena's.
  • First workout will be at 930am and finals from 5pm.  Athletes will need to arrive by 730am for check-in and briefing

EVERYDAY ATHLETE DIVISION TEAM'S

  • Saturday 15th ONLY - Everyday Athlete Teams will work through 3 arena's on the Saturday with the top 6 teams going through to a 'Winner Take All' Final.  Everyday athletes will be doing different arena's and workouts to the Elite teams
  • Teams will be in Arena's for 21 minutes and will compete in 3 Arena's
  • Between each Arena workout, teams will have approx. 1 hour and 40 minutes
  • Arena's will have various lengths of workouts - either 3 x 5min workouts (3min rest) or 2 x 8min (5min rest) workouts
  • First workout will be at 930am and finals from 4.10pm.  Athletes will need to arrive by 730am for checkin and briefing.

The Everyday Division will have the following teams

  • Mixed - 54 teams (will be programmed based on 3M/2F)
  • Women - 24 teams
  • Men - 24 teams 

TEAM OUTFIT - PRINTING AND SOURCING

We encourage ALL teams to wear matching outfits, for two reasons - a) you will look way better on Instagram b) you will look and feel much more like a team

If you would like to make tops yourself, we have had people asking for our logos so they can print them on their team tops.  Here is the link to some options - HERE 

ARENA'S

We are excited to welcome back all arena's from our 2018 Summer Festival - KXU, Core Collective, Third Space, Gym Box, Farm Fitness and also new arena Evolve353 and WIT Training

EQUIPMENT

We are proud to have back BLK BOX as the Official Equipment Supplier of the Under Armour Turf Games Summer Festival.  They will be kitting out all of the Elite Workouts.  Again ALL gear used will be available for pre-sale at a discount to RRP. 

To purchase any of the gear - click HERE

The Everyday Athlete arena's will use the equipment as provided by the arena gyms they will be competing in.

SATURDAY 15TH JUNE - ATHLETE CHECK IN

Check in opens at 730am.  Captains/1 athlete per team may enter the Food Village and proceed to their team categories check in area.  We have alot of teams to get checked in on the day so please make it easy for us and arrive on time and help us get everyone through.  Once checked in, we will give you your workout times and wrist bands for your other 4 athletes.  You will then walk in to the venue.  If your other athletes haven't arrived yet, then you will need to meet them outside and give them their wrist bands before they are allowed in.  ONLY 1 athlete per team may approach the check in area to check in.

WHAT YOU CAN/CAN'T WEAR & BRING

In terms of what you can and cant' wear when working out.  

  • Athletes CAN wear - knee and elbow supports, weightlifting belts, chalk, lifting shoes, wrist straps, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Athletes CAN't wear - over the palm grips, anything that attaches to a bar to aid grip or strength
  • Glass is prohibited inside the venue.  When you enter, your bag will be searched by security and if there are any glass bottles or alcohol in your bag, they will need to be left outside the venue.

FOOD & DRINK & ENTERTAINMENT

We are going BIG on the food, drink and entertainment for this Summer.  There are going to be plenty of options for fresh food, drinks - lots of coffee!, snacks and also there will be numerous 'bars' around the venue - beer, cocktails, spirits.   We ask that you do not take any plastic bottles into the workout arena.  If you do take stuff in, please make sure you leave your lane tidy for the next athletes. 

On both Friday and Saturday there are going to be epic tunes and also some unreal DJs and entertainment coming on in the main stage.  Line up coming soon. 

ATHLETE WELFARE

On the day we will have trained first aid staff in attendance.  We will also have physio treatment in operation.  We know how hard some of you work out and compete, so please do what you can to prepare and recover for the big day. 

Please stay hydrated and drink plenty of fluids on the day.  The ground is a 4G synthetic grass pitch when can get a little hot under warm sunlight.  Please wear plenty of suncreen and a hat if you wish.

We want to make sure everyone has a super enjoyable day so if you have any concerns or injuries please speak to your judge or one of the TG staff.  If you are feeling light headed or unwell please let someone know as soon as possible so we can ensure you get recovered and can enjoy the day. 

COMPETING RULES

RESPECT THE JUDGES.  The majority of staff have given up there time to come along and make sure the event runs smoothly.  We are determined to make this an incredible day for everyone involved.  Should you have any concerns about the workouts, judging etc on the day, please speak to your judge or master judge in a calm and respectful way.  

If you can listen out for any directions, instructions or timings on the day.  We will provide you where and when you need to be somewhere so please do adhere to the schedule.  If you take any water bottles etc into a workout arena, please take it out at the end. Also, please place any rubbish in the bins provided.

We are passionate about making the Under Armour Turf Games a high standard, competitive but fun event.

VOLUNTEERS/JUDGES

If you or you know someone who would like to help on the day, please email us at team@turfgames.com with subject line - SUMMER VOLUNTEER.  All staff will get free food, drinks, and tee to wear and be part of something special.

SCORING

Scoring throughout the day will be via a 'Points' based system i.e. lowest points wins.  So if you come 1st in a workout you will get 1 point - i.e if you come 14th in a workout you will get 14 points. 

Elite Teams will compete in 8 scoring opportunity workouts.  Everyday Teams will have between 7 and 8 scoring opportunities depending on what arena's you compete in (all teams in a certain category - men's women's mixed - will compete in the same number of workouts)

FINALS 

EVERYDAY ATHLETE TEAMS - After all the workouts, the 4 teams with the highest scores in men's, women's and mixed, will go through to the Everyday Athlete Final.  There will be NO Semi Final.  Points will be reset for the FINAL and will be a 'Winner Takes All' format.

ELITE ATHLETE TEAMSAfter all the workouts, the 4 teams with the highest scores in men's, women's and mixed, will go through to the Elite Athlete Final.  There will be NO Semi Final.  Points will be reset for the FINAL and will be a 'Winner Takes All' format.

If for any reason teams are tied on points after the heats, the tie will be broken by a count back system where the team with the highest number of 'better finishers' in the events, will finish higher.  If we can't separate teams on this basis - a tie breaker workout will be enforced.

BROKEN EQUIPMENT DURING A WORKOUT

During a workout, if a piece of equipment a team is using breaks - i.e. ski erg/tank etc - the team will have the option to use the replacement equipment if available and continue on with the workout.  Or at the end of all the workouts and before the finals, the team will have the option to redo the workout.  If they choose to do this, they will not get any extra 'rest' time should they qualify for the finals.

SCORING

On each station in the arena's, the judge will have the scoresheet where your teams score will be written.  At the end of your workout on that station, you need to check that the score written next to your team name is accurate and sign the score.

Once you are happy and signed your score sheet, you will need to initial next to the score.  They judge will the input into the scoreboard.

We have a LIVE scoreboard at the event powered by Team Aretas.  It takes around 5 minutes to update scores.  Please note, until ALL teams in your category (i.e. mixed teams) have completed the workout, your points are going to fluctuate.

DRUG POLICY

Turf Games will do everything within its power to run drug free events - we believe in CLEAN SPORT and want to maintain the integrity of functional Fitness.  We do not yet have the budget to drug test individuals, athletes who enter the competition have the right to be on a level playing field of all other competitors.  We would like to think all athletes competing would not 'cheat' their fellow athletes - 'Seek Respect not attention. It lasts longer'

Turf Games prohibits athletes from using any performance enhancing, illegal substances. If it is found that an athlete is under the influence or use of such substances or alcohol while competing, Turf Games reserves the right to DISQUALIFY the athlete  & THEIR TEAM from the competition and/or revoke any prizes earned while under the influence or during the use of such substances.

It is important that all athletes conduct themselves within the rules of clean sport and make informed decisions to ensure they train and compete clean, using the anti-doping tools available to them.

You can read more here - UKAD

PRIZES

There will be prizes for the winning Elite + Everyday teams.  Stay tuned for more.

 

Now all that is left to do is

TRAIN HARD . TURN UP . HAVE FUN