Upcoming Events at Life Force Ninja

UNAA Area Qualifier

Our next competition is a go! Due to the major shake-up in the UNAA competition schedule, we have the rare opportunity to host both a UNAA area qualifier as well as a regional qualifier one week apart. Read on to learn more about these competitions, and how you can punch your ticket to UNAA Worlds, currently scheduled for Sep. 17-20 in Las Vegas at the Orleans Casino and Hotel.

COVID-19 Special Circumstances

We understand that the virus may impact these competitions. We are preparing as much as we can to make these successful and safe events for everyone. Here are the measures we will be taking:

  • As required by the state, masks will be required for everyone in the building, including the athlete during their run.
  • Only athletes and employees will be allowed in the gym during course walkthrough/rules. Coaches/parents will be allowed in the gym if we are able to stay under our Phase 2 capacity limit.
  • During course runs, only the athlete competing, coaches, employees, and up to two family members/spectators will be allowed in the gym. The athlete who is next up to run will also be allowed into the warm-up area, where they can use the pull-up rig to get warmed up before their run. All other athletes for each wave will be staged outside, and will not be able to see other athlete’s runs. While this isn’t normally how UNAA competitions are held, it is what we need to do to stay within our Phase 2 operating guidelines.
  • We will have outdoor seating, shade tents, and yard games setup behind the building so folks outside can stay entertained.
  • The obstacle elements will be disinfected between each wave of athletes.
  • If for some reason the competitions need to be cancelled due to COVID-19, all tickets will be fully refunded immediately.

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 our regional competition. At the regional competition, the top three (or top 20%) athletes from each age division will qualify for the UNAA World Championship. It is the athlete’s responsibility to purchase a World’s ticket, and book accommodations and travel to attend World’s.

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

Regional Qualifier: Saturday, 7/25 schedule (all divisions)
Only athletes qualified in top 50% from their division in an area qualifier competition are permitted to compete in the regional qualifier.

  • 6-9
    • Rules and course walkthrough 7:00am – 7:30am
    • Course runs 7:45am – 8:30am
  • 10-11
    • Rules and course walkthrough 8:45am – 9:15am
    • Course runs 9:30am – 10:15am
  • 12-13
    • Rules and course walkthrough 10:45pm – 11:15am
    • Course runs 11:30am – 12:30pm
  • Lunch Break
    • 12:30 – 1:00pm
  • Masters 40+ Men/Women
    • Rules and course walkthrough 1:30pm – 1:45pm
    • Course runs 2:00pm – 2:15pm
  • 14-15
    • Rules and course walkthrough 2:45pm – 3:00pm
    • Course runs 3:15pm – 3:30pm
  • 16-39 Amateur Men/Women
    • Rules and course walkthrough 4:00pm – 4:30pm
    • Course runs 4:45pm – 5:30pm
  • Dinner break
    • 5:30pm – 6:00pm
  • Pro Men/Women
    • Rules and course walkthrough 6:30pm – 7:00pm
    • Course runs 7:15pm – 8:00pm
  • Awards ceremony 8:15pm – 8:30pm
  • No redemption time, however, we will offer a complimentary open gym pass for those who want to come back on Sunday open gym to play!

Medals are awarded to the top three male and female athletes within each age group for both competitions.

Registration for this event is CLOSED!

Questions?

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