May 31, 2020 – Today the International Functional Fitness Federation announced the addition of a virtual Junior World Cup to the 2020 competition season. The Junior World Cup will mimic the timeline and format of the previously announced Master’s World Cup. It features an initial online qualifier stage in September and a live but virtual final in November. The competition will be open to any athlete in the age groups 15-16 or 17-18 as of December 31, 2020. However, athletes who are not members of one of the iF3’s National Federations are ineligible to participate in the live final should they qualify.
The online qualifier will feature four tests and athletes will have the entire month of September to complete the tests and submit their scores. This initial online qualifier phase is not live, and athletes can complete the tests at their leisure. The top 5 athletes from the qualifier phase in each age and gender division will then be invited to participate in a live final in November which will also include 4 tests. All 4 tests in the live final will be completed in roughly an hour to an hour and a half block of time. Each athlete will log onto the online platform and perform the final from their gym against the other athletes in their division. Athletes will be required to set up their equipment in a specific configuration during the final so as to create the most equal opportunity between the athletes. Additionally, athletes will be responsible for securing their own Technical Official who will count their repetitions and record their score accurately.
As is customary with Junior level competition in the iF3, athletes are expected to meet both range of motion standards and safety standards as they complete tests. The iF3 will be strictly enforcing safety standards for this event.
The Junior World Cup will be the first international junior level competitive event for the iF3 and will serve as a template for future junior level competitions. More information and registration information about the Junior World Cup will be placed on the iF3 website in the coming months.