This is the iF3
The International Functional Fitness Federation (iF3) is a non-profit organization that serves as the international governing body for competitive functional fitness.
Our goal is to increase safety and fairness in functional fitness competitions through
- implementation of a standardized rulebook,
- clear movement standards,
- written safety guidelines for event organizers,
- training for technical officials, and
- increased competitive opportunities for athletes.
We offer sanctioning for competitions who follow our rulebook, movement standards, and safety guidelines. We love functional fitness as a competitive sport and want to promote and grow this movement around the world.
The mission of the International Functional Fitness Federation is to promote and grow the competitive functional fitness worldwide. Specifically, we aim to:
- Display the highest level of professionalism at all times, including in the areas of athleticism, coaching, judging, and governance of the sport
- Grow competitive functional fitness in size through a grass roots method of sport development
- Ensure that all participating Nations are in full communication and working towards a coordinated program of development of the sport for the good of the sport
- Empower Nations and geographical areas to create Centers of Excellence for the development of the sport
- Enable coaches and athletes to focus solely on their craft and doing what they do best i.e. coaching and competing
The iF3 received its 501(c)(3) tax exemption in October 2016. The iF3 files a 990-N Postcard each year to the IRS. A search for Form 990-N filings by tax exempt organizations is provided on the IRS website.
The Technical Committee is responsible for overseeing the review, editing, interpretation of, and compliance with iF3 competition rules. The Committee also reviews and establishes safety guidelines as well as rules on competition spacing, set-up, and play. The Technical Committee sets and reviews the events/workouts used in sanctioned competitions as well as performs thorough testing of all events to be performed at a given competition. The Technical Committee is responsible for organizing three sub-committees: An Equipment/playing field sub-committee, a judging sub-committee, and a rules sub-committee.
This committee is responsible for creating rules and standards which will allow for the development of fair and unbiased competition for adaptive athletes. The Committee also represents the interests of adaptive athletes and is working towards achieving compliance with Paralympic standards.
The Medical Committee is responsible for establishing conditions at all iF3 sanctioned events which ensure the health and safety of all participants. The Committee is also responsible for providing opinions on and suggesting revisions to movement standards or sanctioned competition programming they feel may be causing an undue risk to the community. The Committee also controls all anti-doping policies and activities of the iF3 and ensures that the iF3 complies with the World Anti-Doping Code and any IOC or iF3 anti-doping rules.
The Gender Equality Committee is responsible for ensuring equal opportunity and representation for all genders across the sport. The Committee also creates policies to ensure gender equality in competition.
The Athletes’ Committee is responsible for representing competitive functional fitness athletes as a whole and making sure their voices are heard.
The Ethics Committee is responsible for enforcing a Code of Ethics for all involved in iF3. This Committee is also responsible for investigating ethical violations.
Do you think you would be a good fit to volunteer for a position on any of the committees? Contact us to discuss volunteer opportunities available!