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Compete with your strengths.

Win $$. Play GRID.

 

American Grid Trials is a fun, online competition and combine with a series of 12 skills tests that take less than 4 min each.

Only perform the tests YOU choose, from anywhere in the world. Cash prize for each test winner. Teams recruit from test results.

American Grid Trials will take place from April 12th – 25th, 2021

Don’t miss the chance to sign up at the opening rate and push yourself to try something new. Sign up now

POWERED BY:

Compete with your strengths.

Win $$. Play GRID.

 

American Grid Trials is a fun, online competition and combine with a series of 12 skills tests that take less than 4 min each.

Only perform the tests YOU choose, from anywhere in the world. Cash prize for each test winner. Teams recruit from test results.

American Grid Trials will take place from April 12th – 25th, 2021

 

Don’t miss the chance to sign up at the opening rate and push yourself to try something new. Sign up now

POWERED BY:

    • Participants will utilize their best skills to perform in one, some or all of the 12 short tests. 

    • Each test has a different skill set focus (Strength, Bodyweight, Utility).

    • Results are entered online and each test will have a $200 prize pot.

    • Semi-pro GRID teams will use the results to recruit for their teams in the 2021 season.

TOP PERFORMERS IN THE 2020 TRIALS

American Grid Trials is a fresh new take on online competition.

 

With 12 chances to win $$$. 

 

✅ Each test has a different focus spanning a wide range of skills. You are sure to have some in your wheelhouse and allow you to put your best skills to work.

✅ Each test only takes a few minutes, so throw them in during a warmup or anytime. You can train like normal, worry free, that same day.

✅You might have an idea where your overall fitness ranks, but this is a unique opportunity to see where you STRENGTHS compare to others.

✅ Participants can be anywhere in the world. All results are logged and tracked online.

✅ Be eligible to be recruited to play on a GRID team. You can always turn it down if it won’t work for you, but it’s ALWAYS fun to be recruited.

American Grid Trials - Official 2020 Tests

There will be 12 total tests in 2021. Below are the past tests to give you an idea of what to expect.  Some tests repeat every year, others will be new.

Testing takes place on the ProFit app - registration opens Friday Feb 19th, 2021

Max Handstand Push Ups 
30 Second Time Cap

 

Palms must stay within 36” lines (fingers may cross line, not palms). 

Shoulders must end up at least partially over hands at the top of the movement with only the heels touching the wall.

The first rep starts at the top


 

12 Bar Facing Burpees
For Time

The bar will be placed perpendicular over a line extending past the feet of the athlete while at the bottom of the burpee. At the beginning of each rep (while chest is on the ground) one foot must be on either side of the line.

Chest contact with the ground is defined as the nipple region.


 

25’ medball hand stand walk
15 medball weighted pistol
25 Chest to Bar Pullups
For Time

Handstand walk must be performed unbroken. Start and finish are the only lines that need to be marked.

During the pistols, the medball must not drop below the waist and may not touch the legs a the bottom of the rep.

 


 

Max Set Toes to Bar

Any failure to meet normal TTB standards in a continuous motion effort results in the completion of the effort. This includes any pause or unexpected change in direction.

Complex
1 Clean & Jerk
2 Hang Clean & Jerk
3 Hang Cleans (215/145) 
For Time

 


 

15 Deadlift
10 Front Squat
5 STO (185/120)
For Time

 


 

20 Thrusters (135/90)
20 box jump overs (24/20)
1 snatch (195/125)
For Time

First thruster may be squat cleaned from the ground.

Box jumps - only the feet may touch the top of the box (but are not required to) and athlete must land on the opposite side from which they took off for each rep.

 


 

8 burpee over bar
16 DL 315/200
For Time

No bouncing is allowed. Arms slightly bent is ok, but any intentional acceleration of the bar on the way down will result in a penalty.

 

 

 

4 Rope Climbs (15'/13')
For Time

 

 


 

 

Max Set Wallball

If the ball misses the designated target at the top the player may continue as long as the established rhythm and motion is maintained… but that rep does not count. If there is clear disruption to the rhythm or motion of the effort such as a pause, unexpected change in direction, or the ball is dropped… the effort is ended.

 


 

 

30/20 Cal Row
20 Burpee Over Rower
15/10 Cal Row
For Time

Rower screen will need to be legible in the video for the beginning and end of each row, along with the chest standards on the burpee. You may need a helper.

Screen must be zeroed, by the performing athlete, prior to beginning the second row.

 


 

 

GRID KONG - For Time

1 Deadlift (455/285)
2 Med Ball Ring Muscle Ups (20/14)
3 Double Dumbbell Squat Clean + OH Squat Complex (70/50)
4 Free Standing Handstand Push Ups

Medball must be supported by the legs anyhow during the muscle up.

The free standing hand stand pushups start in a tripod with the head on the ground and end with arm extended, supporting bodyweight, with hips stacked over shoulders.

Early signup is just $10 for access to ALL of the tests! Thats $120 value for just $10.

 

So, for just $10:

 

Feel the power of using your STRENGTHS to compete 

✅Compete and keep your normal life and training intact

✅Many chances it win money

✅See how the skills you naturally excel at stack up with the world

✅Be eligible to get recruited to play on a GRID team

✩ PLUS ✩

✅ Each test has TWO chances to win. There is a $100 winner for the pro division AND prospect division. 

If the prospect winner beats the pro winner… they get BOTH Prizes.

✩ PLUS ✩

We are so sure you will enjoy this new take on competition, we will guarantee it

 If, at the end of the Trials, you are not satisfied with the experience, email team@americangridassociation.com and we will refund your registration. It’s that simple.

Don’t miss the chance to sign up at the opening rate and push yourself to try something new. Sign up now

FAQ.

Questions commonly asked by players interested in playing GRID or the American Grid Trials.

What types of tests will there be for the Online Testing?

There will be a wide range of test types featuring pure bodyweight, pure strength, and short metcons. 

All will only take a few minutes at most, and the player can choose to do as many or as few as they like. 

Here are some sample tests; actual tests will vary and will be announced upon opening :

 

Generalist tests:

  • 20 Thrusters for time (135/95)
  • 4 Rope climbs for time (15’)
  • Metcon for time: 15 burpee box-overs (30″/24″ box),15 toes-to-bar, 15 Snatch (135/95)
  • Metcon for time: 60 DU, 4 rope climbs, 15 Clean (165/105)
  • 10 burpee box overs for time (30”/24”)
  • 10 (2)DB burpee over box (24”/20” & 50/30 each hand)

Strength specialist tests:

  • Hang cleans 205 lb men/115 lb women, 10 unbroken for time
  • 5 rep max snatch (touch and go)
  • 2 rep max C&J (20sec time cap, start in prone position)
  • Hang snatches 155/95, 10 unbroken for time
  • Push jerks 205/115, 10 unbroken for time

Bodyweight specialist tests: (record reps and time)

  • Handstand push-ups
  • Double-touches
  • Toes to Bar
  • Muscle up
  • Back uprise
  • 10 deck to pistol for time

 

Do I have to be a good CrossFitter to be a good GRID player?

No. This is the most common misconception. While being good at CrossFit is valuable for some positions, many of our players do not CrossFit at all, and the vast majority have never podiumed at a CrossFit competition. You never know what particular skill sets a team is looking for and it’s common for GRID players to focus on a few individual skills. If you are attracted to competition in a team atmosphere, you owe it to yourself to give it a shot. Challenge yourself and see what happens.

Do I need to appreciate the team experience to play GRID?

Generally speaking, yes. You will have more fun and be more valuable to a team if you enjoy playing on a team. Past team sport players frequently say that GRID is even better than their previous sport when it comes to the team atmosphere. Players that are used to, or prefer competing alone sometimes find it stressful having to coordinate with others. That said, if you think you may appreciate the team atmosphere… GRID is one of the most rewarding experiences possible.

Do I have to be a specialist to be good at GRID?

No. One of the most important positions is a utility player that has a wide range of skills. The difference is that a player is not penalized for having a particular weakness. Players will only be asked to perform what they are good at, as that’s how they will best contribute to the collective team performance.

Do I have to lift crazy weight, or do those crazy flippy things I saw in IG?

No. The best way to think about it is, if there are certain movements or workouts that you are really good at (you usually beat your peers) there is a good chance a team could use that skill set. You’ll only be asked to perform extreme movements if they are in your wheelhouse.

What is the general time requirement?

That is dependent on the team. There will be a minimum of 4 matches this season taking place every 2-3 weeks from mid June to mid August. (details to be announced) You do not necessarily need to be at every match and each match is about 2 hours. Practice and required preparation is up to the team and varies a lot. The chances are good that you will be able to find a team that can work within your normal training schedule, but you will need to speak to an individual team to make that determination.

What are the costs?

The base fee to enter the online testing is $10 and you can access as many tests as you want to take. The winner of each test receives $100. Once you take an online test you are eligible to be signed to a team.

The remaining fees to play in the full season are dependent on the team and how far you get. Teams may invite a player to a paid combine, but are not required to. The teams and League create sponsorship opportunity for players through the player page, and other methods as determined by the team. The most a player would ever be responsible for to play in the season is $250. The majority of players in the League pay less than that and many pay nothing or even make money depending on how much effort they put into finding sponsorship opportunity.