Life Force Ninja Teams

Building a community through ninja

  • NNL Worlds 2022 - Greensboro, NC

    Life Force Ninja Team

  • NNL Worlds 2022 - Greensboro, NC

    Life Force Ninja Team

  • NNL Worlds 2022 - Greensboro, NC

    Moments after Harry hit his Stage 1 buzzer!

  • Halloween Competition 2021

  • Halloween Competition 2021

  • NW Ninja Park UNAA Competition Dec. 2021

  • Top steps for Sam and Harry!

    Life Force Ninja NNL Qualifier Dec. 2021

  • The human pullup bar

    NW Ninja Park UNAA Competition Dec. 2021

  • Team van life

    NW Ninja Park UNAA Competition Dec. 2021

  • Coach Jadyn and Harry!

    Sumner Ninja UNAA Qualifier Nov. 2021

  • November in the PNW...fire pit and warm clothes

    Sumner Ninja UNAA Qualifier Nov. 2021

  • Putting in the hard work

    Ninja training means building LOTS of strength

  • Learning the rules of competition

  • UNAA Regional 2020

  • Jazzy and Tess, top 10!

    UNAA Worlds 2021, Las Vegas

  • NW Ninja Park UNAA, Summer 2021

  • UNAA Worlds 2021, Las Vegas

  • UNAA Worlds 2021, Las Vegas

  • UNAA Worlds 2021, Las Vegas

  • UNAA Worlds 2021, Las Vegas

  • Hey, who’s that guy??

    UNAA Worlds 2021, Las Vegas

  • A view from above

    NNL Worlds 2019, North Carolina

  • Go Heather!

    NNL Worlds 2019, North Carolina

  • NNL Worlds 2019, North Carolina

Our competitive team builds upon our Ninja Sport classes and is perfect for dedicated ninjas to take their skills to the next level. We focus on building obstacle skills, strategies, techniques, as well as the body awareness and strength needed to succeed in the incredibly demanding sport of ninja. Ninja requires tremendous strength and endurance, so in addition to obstacle work, we also incorporate a significant amount of high intensity interval training along with strength and conditioning into our team programming. We emphasize training for competitions, and travel as a team to various regional ninja competitions throughout Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia as well as national-level competitions across the country. Our team goals include:

  • Fostering a team environment for kids and adults with a shared interest. This includes team-building games and exercises to encourage camaraderie and friendship.
  • Learning advanced obstacle skills and techniques
  • Building strength and endurance needed to be successful on challenging obstacles
  • Developing strategies for speed and efficiency on timed course runs
  • Treating team members and coaches with respect and supporting everyone’s efforts
  • Learning the competitive format and rules of the various competition leagues (NNL, UNAA, CNL, etc.)
  • Strongly encouraging and facilitating participation at ninja competitions in our area, including all Life Force Ninja competitions

What’s Included

  • Private team training sessions, two days per week, led by Life Force Ninja coaches
  • 10% discount on team membership for siblings
  • Unlimited access to Ninja Sport classes and open gyms
  • Coach representation at regional NNL, UNAA and CNL competitions
  • At-cost pricing on all Life Force Ninja apparel, including our upcoming sublimated team jerseys
  • One complimentary open gym guest pass per month
  • 50% discount on athlete tickets for NNL competitions held at Life Force Ninja

Team Training Schedule

Our teams meet twice per week. Team practices are 60 minutes in length on Thursdays and 90 minutes on Saturdays. Practices will include activities such as warm-up, obstacle training, skills workshops, team building, strength and conditioning, and timed course runs. Level 3, 4, and 5 practices run simultaneously.

Team Practice Days/Times

  • Thursdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Saturdays 9:30am – 11:00am

Northwest Competition Opportunities

Extended Competition Opportunities

The NNL and UNAA offer dozens of additional competitions across the country, including Regional and World Championships that take place at the end of the season. Our team members will have the opportunity to qualify for World Championships by competing at various local and regional competitions.

Level 3, 4, and 5 Teams

Our team is split into three main divisions that build upon our Ninja Sport classes. Ninja Sport classes include Level 1 and Level 2. Our team includes Levels 3, 4, and 5. Each team level has specific benchmarks that athletes need to be able to achieve (shown below). These skills need to be demonstrated successfully during one of our team tryouts.

  • Level 3 and 4 open to ages 10 and up
  • Level 5 open to ages 11 and up

Gaining a spot on the team is more than just passing some benchmark skills. During team tryouts, our coaches will also be assessing:

  • Respect for peers
  • Focus and dedication
  • Respect for gym rules and etiquette
  • Listening to coaches and following directions
  • Maturity

Once an athlete has been welcomed onto the team, we do require that they attend at least six team practices per month (there are eight total). This is to ensure that we are fostering an environment for dedicated athletes to progress their skills.

Team Tryouts

Tryouts are currently held on a case-by-case scenario, and typically take place during one of our open gym times. One of our coaches will run the athlete through the tryout benchmarks. Please email jadyn@lifeforceninja.fit to register for a tryout.

Level 3 Benchmarks

Athlete must pass 13 out of 15 benchmarks

  1. Initiating and generating swing momentum from both a static bar and trapeze bar
  2. 1 full ring toss traverse
  3. 5′ lache bar to bar
  4. Devil steps up/down, hands only
  5. 8′ balance pipe down and back
  6. 8′ cliffhanger traverse, pegboard return
  7. Balance roller (10’ x 12”)
  8. 5 slanted steps, feet only, 30″ spacing
  9. 240’ farmers carry at 40% body weight unbroken
  10. 2 strict pullups unbroken
  11. 10 pushups from toes in :60
  12. :15 single arm dead hang on each arm unbroken
  13. :60 dead hang unbroken
  14. 1 rope climb (15’) using j-hook method
  15. 400m run in 1:45 or less

Level 4 Benchmarks

Athlete must pass 13 out of 15 benchmarks

  1. Two 6’ laches bar to bar w/single swing initiation
  2. 6’ lache to switch grab
  3. 5′ cliffhanger transfer (large green ledges)
  4. 2 rungs up salmon ladder unbroken
  5. Tornados 1,2,3 arms only
  6. 8’ balance pipe/teeter totter/8’ balance pipe down and back
  7. Campus board ascent/descent on line #1 (hands only)
  8. Devil steps up/down + two cannonball hook steps down
  9. Single cane hop 10’ distance
  10. 240’ farmers carry at 50% body weight unbroken
  11. 4 strict pullups unbroken
  12. 15 pushups from toes in :60
  13. 1:30 dead hang unbroken
  14. 2 touch-and-go rope climbs (15’)
  15. 400m run in 1:30 or less

Level 5 Benchmarks

Athlete must pass 13 out of 15 benchmarks

  1. 9’ lache bar to bar with single-swing initiation
  2. 7’, 6’, 5’ linked laches (no backswings after first lache)
  3. 7’, 6’, 5’ laches switch, reverse, forward grip
  4. Campus board ascent/descent on line #2, hands only
  5. 2 rungs up/2 rungs down on salmon ladder
  6. Salmon ladder transfer 5’
  7. 2 hops flying bar 4’ gap
  8. Skyhook 5’ gap, turn around, 5’ gap return
  9. Cannonball hooks up 2/down 2 on devil steps
  10. 10’x12” balance roller/8’ balance pipe/teeter totter/8’ balance pipe/10’x4” balance roller
  11. 8′ cliffhanger (1.5″ rounded ledge), pegboard return
  12. 7 strict pullups unbroken
  13. 240’ farmers carry at 65% body weight unbroken
  14. 800m run in 3:15 or less
  15. 2 bar muscle ups in :60

Elite Team

Eventually we will form an Elite team, once we have at least four ninjas that are at that level. Getting to this level takes tremendous dedication to the sport and rigorous training. Being an elite-level ninja means a lot more than just checking off some benchmark skills. The skills listed below are more of a guideline of some things that you should be able to accomplish. However, when you tryout for our Elite team, you will not know which obstacles or skills you will be tested on. There will be a course setup in advance of around 10 -12 obstacles, and you’ll need to get through the course with fewer than three fails within a certain time limit. The course will be very challenging, with both upper body and lower body/agility obstacles. It will be necessary to be able to move quickly and efficiently through obstacles (using advanced techniques such as linking) to finish the course in time. Elite team training will focus primarily on training for the unexpected, and preparing for anything that might be thrown your way when you’re competing. We will also train endurance through strength and conditioning workouts. Due to the rigorous nature of our Elite team training program, this team will available to ninjas age 13 and up.

  • Three consecutive 7′ linked laches
  • 10′ lache with single swing initiation
  • 6′ lache to reverse blind grab
  • 6′ lache to mag chucks
  • 6′ lache to special delivery
  • 6′ cliffhanger transfer to reverse grab
  • Devil steps up/down using hook-chucks
  • Salmon ladder five rungs up/five rungs down + transfer
  • Salmon ladder upward transfer at least two rungs
  • 12 strict pull-ups unbroken
  • :05 single arm 90° lockoff hold from bar, each arm
  • Flying bar, three consecutive jumps with at least 5′ gaps
  • Skyhook laches to various catches (front, reverse, sideways, front-to-back, etc.)

Pricing and Registration

The cost for our ninja team membership is $200/month. Team members can cancel any time, there is no long term commitment. We do offer discounts for family and siblings (please see all pricing options below).

Once you have completed one of our team tryouts, our team manager (Jadyn) will let you know if you made the team, and will setup the membership. Please contact our team manager Jadyn at jadyn@lifeforceninja.fit, or by calling 360-738-4724 with any questions.

Ninja Team Monthly

  • Private team training session, two days per week, led by Life Force Ninja coaches
  • Must attend at least six out of eight team practices per month
  • 10% discount on team membership for siblings or parents
  • Unlimited access to Ninja Sport classes and open gyms
  • Coach representation at NNL, UNAA and CNL competitions within the region
  • 25% off all Life Force Ninja apparel
  • One complimentary open gym guest pass per month
  • 50% discount on athlete tickets for NNL competitions held at Life Force Ninja

$200/mo

Ninja Team Family Monthly

  • Up to four family members
  • Private team training session, two days per week, led by Life Force Ninja coaches
  • Must attend at least six out of eight team practices per month
  • Unlimited access to Ninja Sport classes and open gyms
  • Coach representation at NNL, UNAA and CNL competitions within the region
  • 25% off all Life Force Ninja apparel
  • One complimentary open gym guest pass per month
  • 50% discount on athlete tickets for NNL competitions held at Life Force Ninja

$450/mo