HOA 2019 Event Details

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When: Friday, September 27 – Sunday, September 29, 2019

Where: CrossFit Springfield – Springfield, MO

1900 W Sunset St, B100, Springfield, MO 65807

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Divisions

Teams must be comprised of 4 members: 2 Men and 2 Women.

Athletes will not be required to be from the same gym.

Team Captains (or whomever registers your team) will still be prompted to input an gym/affiliate that the team is representing based on their own discretion or on the amount of athletes on the team from a particular box.

Fitness is cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, agility, balance, coordination, and accuracy. At The 2019 Heart of America Team Competition presented by JUNK | 1st Phorm, every team – regardless of division – will be collectively tested in each of these 10 domains.

Here’s our best piece of advice, train accordingly:

HOA will not be releasing a checklist of movements, modalities, and loads to practice and prepare for. We believe that if you are training regularly and participating at a box with coaches and ownership who subscribe to, encourage, and incorporate performing constantly varied, functional movements at high intensity across broad time and modal domains then you, along with the guidance of those who comprise your gym’s leadership team, are already more than well-equipped to assess your current skill level and ability. Adhere to the aforementioned training method, work hard, attack your weaknesses and you will be good to go this September 27-29.

Prescribed & Scaled Divisions

All Athletes must be over the age of 16 as of 9/27/2019

Athletes under 18 years of age will required a minor waiver signed by a legal guardian.

Masters Division 30+

All athletes must be age 30+ as of 9/27/2019

Masters Division 40+

All athletes must be age 40+ as of 9/27/2019

Nuts & Bolts

Cost per Team: $450 + Tax & RegOnline Fees

Tiered Registration for HOA 2019

For the past 4 years, when registration has gone live, HOA has sold out immediately. To give more structure to the process, we will again open team registration over the course of 3 days:

RX Division Registration will open on Friday, May 17 @ 5pm

Masters Division Registration will open on Saturday, May 18 @ 5pm

Scaled Division Registration will open on Sunday, May 19 @ 5pm

Although we don’t recommend trying to have one person sign up multiple teams, please note that refunds will NOT be given to any team who confirms registration for their team twice. They will be transferable but YOUR TEAM will be responsible for finding another team to take the spot. Please stay tuned to this site and The HOA Facebook Page for upcoming announcements and additional registration instructions.

* Entry fees will not be refunded for a rescheduled or postponed event *

Please email info@heartofamericacompetition.com for details.

TEAM

Team Check In Details

Team Check In Details

  • Team Check In will be at the Springfield Expo Center on Thursday, September 27, 5:30-7:30 pm and Friday, September 28, 10:00am-2:00pm.
  • Below you will find a link to the athlete waiver for Team Check In.  You must PRINT OUT 4 copies and have EACH of your 4 athletes complete and sign the waiver.  We will not have extra copies onsite. You will need to select one team member to register your athletes at Team Check In.  They will need to come with all 4 signed waivers, Team name and Affiliate name.
  • If you are competing in the Masters Division, you will also be required to have copies of all 4 athletes IDs to give to the registration team to keep on file.

ATHLETE WAIVER

  • Any athletes under the age of 18 will need to have a the below minor waiver filled out and signed by a legal guardian.

MINOR WAIVER

  • Please note the change in schedule for Friday’s briefing and Event 1 start time. For more information about the HOA schedule of events, visit our webpage: https://heartofamericacompetition.com/2018/08/11/2018-heart-of-america-competition-schedule-of-events/

Thursday / Friday Schedule:

Thursday, September 27 at Springfield Expo Center

  • Early Team Check-In: 5:30-7:30pm
  • Final Judges Clinic: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Friday, September 28 at Springfield Expo Center

  • Team Check-In: 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Mandatory Athlete Briefing 1:00pm
  • Opening Ceremony: 1:45pm
  • Welcome by HOA Director Jeremy Mhire, Invocation, Presentation of the Colors, National Anthem by Rachael Snow)
  • Event Kick-Off | First Scaled Heat for Event 1 Begins 2:30pm, Masters 4:40pm, RX 5:45pm*, Event 2 Begins at 7:15pm

FRIDAY HEAT ASSIGNMENTS

2018 Heart of America Competition Schedule of Events

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Thursday, September 27 at Springfield Expo Center

Early Team Check-In: 5:30-7:30pm
Final Judges Clinic: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Friday, September 28 at Springfield Expo Center

Team Check-In: 10:00am-2:00pm
Mandatory Athlete Briefing 1:00pm
Opening Ceremony: 1:45pm

Welcome by HOA Director Jeremy Mhire, Invocation, Presentation of the Colors, National Anthem by Rachael Snow)

Event Kick-Off | First Scaled Heat for Event 1 Begins 2:30pm, Masters 4:40pm, RX 5:45pm*, Event 2 Begins at 7:15pm

Saturday, September 29 at Springfield Expo Center

Athlete Briefing for Saturday Events: 7:15am
HOA 2018: 8:00am-9:00pm*

Sunday, September 30 at Springfield Expo Center

Athlete Briefing for Sunday Events: 7:15am
HOA 2018: 8:00am-3:30pm
Closing Ceremony: 4:00pm

*Event and Heat Times are Subject to Change

2018 Registration Details

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The format for The 2018 Heart of America Team Competition is 4 athletes – 2 men and 2 women – these athletes are not required to all train at the same facility but will need to choose an Affiliate to compete under.

Masters athletes must be 35+ as of 9/28/2018

This is a full 3 day event:

•Team check-in Thursday night & Friday morning at the Springfield EXPO Center

•We are using RegOnline again this year for registration. Though it will not be live until 5pm (Central Time) Friday, June 22, here is the direct link to register for HOA 2018: http://www.regonline.com/hoa2018

If you are using your same registration email as last year, make sure you know your password from last year or use a new email address or your registration could be delayed.

•RX Division Registration will open on Friday, June 22 5pm (CST)
•Scaled Division Registration will open on Saturday, June 23 5pm (CST)
•Master’s Division Registration will open on Sunday, June 24 5pm (CST)

Needed for registration:

– Email address
– Team Captain: Name, address, phone, emergency contact, password
– Team Name: To be used during event for team signs and scoring platform (Team Name cannot be changed after registration)
– Team Affiliate
– Names of team members (members can be switched out before the weekend of HOA)
– Names and ages of each masters member – will be verified
– T-shirt sizes: Specify Unisex Tee or women’s tank (sizes cannot be changed after registration-trades will be allowed after team check in if available)
– Payment info: Credit card type – exp date, 3 digit code, billing address

•DO NOT register your team for another division if the one you want is sold out. You will not be able to switch divisions. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS.

•If it says sold out when you click the link for your team, keep trying. The system places a hold on all spots until they are completed. Some teams are having multiple people trying to sign one team up at the same time, so once their team is in, other spots will open up.

•DO NOT register your team twice. Communicate with your teammates.  If you register your team twice while trying to get through, you will be able to sell your spot to another team, but THERE ARE NO REFUNDS from the Heart of America Competition.

We look forward to once again hosting a fun, competitive and challenging community event.  We wish you the best of luck and many blessings as you prepare and train for this September 28-30!

Cheers,

HOA Planning Committee

HOA 2017 | Events 7 & 8 Announced

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Events 7 and 8 have been released. You can review the full event descriptions HERE.

Mandatory athlete briefing (All Divisions) for Events 7 and 8 will occur at 7:15am Sunday, October 1st at CrossFit Springfield. This is your opportunity to review event formats/logistics, clarify movement standards, and have any questions answered. We WILL NOT respond to questions asked or posted prior to Sunday morning’s mandatory athlete briefing.

HOA 2017 | Events 3/4 & 5/6 Announced

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HOA 2017 Events 3, 4, 5, and 6 have been released. Review event details and notes HERE.

A mandatory athlete briefing (All Divisions) for Events 3/4 and 5/6 will occur at 7:15am Saturday, September 30th at CrossFit Springfield. This is your opportunity to review event formats/logistics, clarify movement standards, and have any questions answered. We WILL NOT respond to questions asked or posted prior to Saturday morning’s mandatory athlete briefing.

HOA 2017 | Event 2 Announced

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HOA 2017 | Event 2 for All Divisions is a Team Chipper. *You can review the Event 2 description and notes HERE.

**A mandatory athlete briefing (All Divisions) for Events 1 and 2 will take place at 2:45pm Friday, September 29th at CrossFit Springfield. This is your opportunity to review event formats/logistics, clarify movement standards, and have any questions answered. HOA WILL NOT respond to questions asked or posted prior to Friday’s mandatory athlete briefing.