Upcoming Events at Life Force Ninja

UNAA Area Qualifier

We had so much fun hosting our first competition in January, and we’re excited to announce our next upcoming competition! For those that attended our NNL competition in January, it’s important to note that we’ve changed our league affiliation. We have switched to another league called the UNAA (Ultimate Ninja Athlete Association). The UNAA is similar to the NNL, in that you can qualify for larger competitions. There are some important differences between the leagues however. Most notably, the UNAA is not a “one-and-done” timed run format. Instead, you get points for each obstacle completed. If you fail an obstacle, you don’t get the point for that obstacle, but you’re allowed to continue your run to get as many more points as possible. Ultimately, we decided this rule format is much more FUN and less stressful, especially for athletes new to the sport of ninja. For those curious about the rest of the rules, you can read up on them here.

The top 50% from each age division (listed below) will qualify for a regional competition. The next closest regional competition will be held at Sandy Zimmerman’s Ninja Fortress in Spokane, WA in June. At regionals, the top three (or top 20%) athletes from each age division will qualify for the UNAA World Championship, held in Las Vegas in August.

Our event age groups are listed below (the participant’s age as of Aug 1, 2019 determines which age category they fall into). It’s important to note that competitors in the 6-9, 10-11, 12-13, and 14-15 are allowed to compete in older age categories. For example, if a 13 year old wanted to compete in the adults 16-39 age division, they are permitted to do so. This allows kids to push themselves and stiffen their competition if they see fit. There is one exception to this: only masters are allowed to compete in the masters category (40+).

Age Divisions

6 – 9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-39, 40+

Amateur/Pro Divisions

The adult age divisions (16-39 and 40+) are split into amateur men/women, and pro men/women. Any athlete (15 or older) may compete in pro class class but must compete in pro if athlete, in the last three years, has been to Las Vegas Finals on ANW, been in the top 10 pro class at UNAA Finals, NNL Finals, Rockford Ninja Finals or WolfPack Ninja Tour Finals. If you meet any one of these requirements you are considered pro.

Competition Schedule

Schedule is subject to change based on final number of competitors. Final schedule will be released a few days prior to event.

Saturday, 3/21 schedule (age divisions 6-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15)
  • 6-9
    • Rules and course walkthrough 9am – 9:30am
    • Course runs 9:45am – 11:00am
  • 10-11
    • Rules and course walkthrough 12:00pm – 12:30pm
    • Course runs 12:45pm – 2:00pm
  • 12-13
    • Rules and course walkthrough 2:30pm – 3:00pm
    • Course runs 3:15pm – 4:30pm
  • 14-15
    • Rules and course walkthrough 5:30pm – 6:00pm
    • Course runs 6:15pm – 7:00pm
  • Awards ceremony 7:30 – 7:45pm
  • Redemption Time 7:45pm – 8:30pm (This is open gym time for athletes to play on the course together after the awards ceremony). Please note: parents and/or friends that are competing on Sunday are not permitted to participate in Redemption Time, as they may gain an unfair advantage on Sunday’s course!
Sunday, 3/22 schedule (divisions 16-39 amateur, pro, masters 40+)
  • 16-39 Amateur Men/Women
    • Rules and course walkthrough 9am – 9:30am
    • Course runs 9:45am – 11am
  • Pro Men/Women
    • Rules and course walkthrough 12:00pm – 12:30pm
    • Course runs 12:45pm – 1:30pm
  • Masters 40+ Men/Women
    • Rules and course walkthrough 2:30pm – 3:00pm
    • Course runs 3:15pm – 4:30pm
  • Awards ceremony 5:00 – 5:30pm
  • Redemption Time 5:30pm – 6:30pm (This is open gym time for athletes to play on the course together after the awards ceremony)

The event cost is $60 / participant, and free for spectators. Prizes and medals are awarded to the top three male and female athletes within each age group. Run times are subject to change, but dates are firmly set!

Ready to register? Please follow these steps:

  1. For first-time UNAA competitors, sign up for a UNAA membership here: https://ninjamasterapp.com/app/users/sign_up  The cost to sign up is $25, and that membership is good for an entire UNAA season. That means you can go to as many UNAA competitions as you’d like for the rest of this season, and you will not need to pay that $25 membership fee again until next season.
  2. Click the button below to purchase your ticket – Remember, the participant’s age as of Aug 1, 2019 determines which age category they fall into. If the athlete is competing in an older age division, then purchase the ticket for the age division they are competing in.

Questions?

Please email Jadyn at jadyn@lifeforceninja.fit for any questions regarding this UNAA competition.