NoVa Ninja UNAA Youth Ninja Warrior Competition

NoVa Ninja is pleased to present our first official Youth Ninja Warrior Competition with UNAA! The gym will open at 830 am for initial registration & check in. Please be sure all competitors are checked in 30 minutes prior to their division start time. Athlete brief will take place promptly at the start time for each division with the competitor course runs to follow immediately after. In order to keep the competition schedule in tact, we will not be able to accomodate late arrivals. Please ensure all athletes are on time. Per UNAA rules the youth divisions will consist of the following age groups (please note competitor age is determined as of August 1, 2019); 9 am Division I: Age 9 and under Boys (minimum age 6)  Division II: Age 9 and under Girls (minimum age 6)  11 am Division III: Age 11 and under Boys Division IV: Age 11 and under Girls  1 pm Division V: Age 13 and under Boys Division VI: Age 13 and under Girls 1 pm Division VII: Age 15 and under Boys Division VIII: Age 15 and under Girls Registration Fee (for all divisions) – $50 early bird before February 1, 2020, $60 before March 14, 2020, $70 at the door Run order is determined by sign up order. First to sign-up = last to run.  The competition will consist of one course featuring 7-15 obstables varying in upper body, lower body, and balance. Per UNAA rules only 3 fails are permitted and there will be no retry for obstacles. There will be both 1 and 2 point opportunities. Please refer to the rules at  for details.  NoVa Ninja is proud to feature a 1000 SF space on our mezzanine that we affectionately call the «Ninja Loft». This area will be sectioned off as an athlete warm up area & allow for a second story bird’s eye spectator view. Spectator’s are welcome free of charge. Awards are provided for the top 3 ninjas in each division with a podium ceremony to follow the last competitor’s run. Prizes will include a medal and other fun fitness swag from our competition sponsors.  In addition to Event Brite registration all athletes must complete a waiver in waiverfile; FAQs Will the runs be posted prior to the event? No. In true ninja warrior fashion and per UNAA Rules, courses will be revealed the day of competition. Demo course runs will be posted on a television loop.  Expect the staples of any ninja warrior obstacles to be present. Balance, grip, agility, and upper body strength! These will all be age appropriate.  What happens if my child has a fault on an obstacle? Every child will get to run the full course in the maximum time allowed for their division. We strive for each participant to have a great experience and feel empowered by their performance. If a child feels uncomfortable with an obstacle, they can bypass it. However, we certainly encourage each child to try every obstacle! Scoring will be awarded per UNAA rules & regulations. Will there be any time to practice? No. There will not be time to practice the day of the event on the main course. A warm-up / «play» area will be available upstairs in our ninja mezzanine. If you would like to practice on the obstacles prior to competing, open gym times are available as well as private training and group training. Actual course will not be announced until start of competition. Can my child move up or down to the next age bracket if their skills are more suited to those obstacles? If you would like your child to complete in the division above their actual age, please register based on their desired division, not their current age. Refer to UNAA rules regarding aging up. Is there a difference in prize packages for each age group? Prize packages vary for each division (i.e. larger prize package for division IV than division I). What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Parking is available. Should the parking lot overflow, walking less than 0.1 miles can be expected. What can/can’t I bring to the event? Large dogs or shedding pets must be kept outdoors. Coolers, chairs and food are permitted. Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please e-mail with any questions.