Life Force Ninja Competitive Team

  • 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 Pre-Team Curriculum classes, providing a place 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 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 (WNL, UNAA, CNL, etc.)
  • Strongly encouraging and facilitating participation in competitions held at Life Force, as well other regional and national competitions

Team Divisions

Junior Level 1, Apprentice Level 2, Intermediate Level 3, Advanced Level 4, Elite Level 5

Our team is split into five main divisions that build upon our Pre-Team Curriculum classes. Pre-Team Curriculum classes introduce the basic foundations of ninja and parkour. Our team levels are designed to build upon those foundations, and progress all the way up to elite-level skills. 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.

  • Junior Level 1 Team: Ages 6–8. This is a NEW team division, starting September 8, 2022. (Advance to this level from Pre-Team Curriculum)
  • Apprentice Level 2 Team: Ages 9–15 (Advance to this level from Pre-Team Curriculum)
  • Intermediate Level 3 Team: Ages 9 and up (Advance to this level from Apprentice Level 2 Team)
  • Advanced Level 4 Team: Ages 10 and up (Advance to this level from Intermediate Level 3 Team)
  • Elite Level 5 Team: Ages 10 and up (Advance to this level from Advanced Level 4 Team)

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

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

Next team tryout date: Dec. 18 from 9:00 – 10:30am

For new team members, tryouts are held every two months. Our next team tryout is scheduled for Tuesday, October 4 at 3:30pm. During tryouts, athletes will be tested on a series of benchmark skills for the corresponding team they are attempting to get on. See benchmark skills listed below. Be sure to reserve your spot early if you plan to attend tryouts!

For age 13+ tryouts, please email Jadyn at jadyn@lifeforceninja.fit

Team Level Benchmark Skills

During team tryouts, these skills will be tested.

Junior Level 1 Benchmarks

Athlete must pass 12 out of 15 benchmarks. Two attempts per benchmark are allowed.

  1. Initiating and generating swing momentum from both a static bar and trapeze bar
  2. 4′ lache controlled dismount to block
  3. 4′ lache bar to bar
  4. Devil steps green pipes up (4 steps)
  5. Monkey bars
  6. 8′ balance pipe
  7. 8′ cliffhanger traverse
  8. Balance roller (6’ distance on 12” roller)
  9. 5 slanted steps (cat grabs okay)
  10. 8’ warped wall up and over
  11. 2 strict pullups unbroken
  12. 10 pushups from toes in :60
  13. :10 single arm dead hang on each arm unbroken
  14. :45 dead hang unbroken
  15. 1 rope climb (15’)

Apprentice Level 2 Benchmarks

Athlete must pass 13 out of 15 benchmarks. Two attempts per benchmark are allowed.

  1. 4 rungs up on campus board lane 1 (hands only)
  2. Ring toss traverse
  3. 5′ lache bar to bar
  4. 5’ lache controlled dismount to block
  5. 5’ catback 180 on 6’ wedges
  6. Devil steps up/down, hands only (green pipes or steps okay)
  7. 8′ balance pipe down and back
  8. 5’ standing precision on 4” blue trainers
  9. Balance roller (10’ distance on 12” roller)
  10. 5 slanted steps, feet only
  11. 3 strict pullups unbroken
  12. 10 pushups from toes in :60
  13. :60 dead hang unbroken
  14. 1 rope climb (15’) using j-hook method
  15. 400m run in 2:00 or less

Intermediate Level 3 Benchmarks

Athlete must pass 13 out of 15 benchmarks. Two attempts per benchmark are allowed.

  1. Two 6’ laches bar to bar w/single swing initiation
  2. 6’ lache to switch grab
  3. 6’ lache to 4” blue precision
  4. 5′ cliffhanger transfer (large green ledges)
  5. 2 rungs up salmon ladder unbroken
  6. 7’ catback 180 on 6’ wedges
  7. 8’ cliffhanger large edge/pegboard return
  8. 8’ balance pipe/teeter totter/8’ balance pipe down and back
  9. Campus board ascent/descent on lane 1 (hands only)
  10. Devil steps up/down + two cannonball hook steps down
  11. 240’ farmers carry at 50% body weight unbroken
  12. 6 strict pullups unbroken
  13. 15 pushups from toes in :60
  14. 1:30 dead hang unbroken
  15. 400m run in 1:45 or less

Advanced Level 4 Benchmarks

Athlete must pass 13 out of 15 benchmarks. Two attempts per benchmark are allowed.

  1. 9’ lache bar to bar with single-swing initiation
  2. 7’, 6’, 5’ laches linked (no backswings after first lache)
  3. 7’ lache to 4” blue precision
  4. Campus board ascent/descent on line #2, hands only
  5. 2 rungs up/2 rungs down on salmon ladder (9” or 12”)
  6. Salmon ladder transfer 5’
  7. 2 hops flying bar 4’ gap
  8. Skyhook 5’ gap, turn around, 5’ gap return
  9. 8’ catback 180 on 6’ wedges
  10. 10’x12” balance roller/8’ balance pipe/teeter totter/8’ balance pipe/10’x4” balance roller
  11. 8′ cliffhanger (large edge), 8’ cliffhanger small rounded edge return
  12. Kong vault 40” or 46” wedge
  13. 7 strict pullups unbroken
  14. 240’ farmers carry at 65% body weight unbroken
  15. 800m run in 3:00 or less

Elite Level 5 Benchmarks

Athlete must pass 13 out of 15 benchmarks. Two attempts per benchmark are allowed.

  1. 10’ lache bar to bar with single-swing initiation
  2. 9’/8’/7’ laches linked (no backswings after first lache)
  3. 6’/7’/8’ laches linked
  4. 7’ lache to special delivery
  5. Cliffhanger transfers/reverse catches
  6. Campus board ascent on line #4, hands only
  7. 5 rungs up/5 rungs down (12” spacing) on salmon ladder
  8. 3 consecutive salmon ladder transfers 5’ (must go up at least one rung on each transfer)
  9. Flying bar (distances may vary, between 4’ – 7’)
  10. Skyhook (distances may vary, between 4’ – 7’)
  11. Cannonball hooks up/across/down on devil steps
  12. Double kong vault 40” or 46” wedges
  13. 8′ cliffhanger (small rounded edge), 8’ pegboard (using crossover method), 8’ cliffhanger (large edge)
  14. 12 strict pullups unbroken
  15. Coach’s choice “wildcard” obstacle

Training and Competitions

Team Training Schedule

Our teams meet twice per week. Practices will include activities such as warm-up, obstacle training, skills workshops, team building, strength and conditioning, and timed course runs.

Team Practice Days/Times

  • Junior Level 1  Monday 6:00 – 7:00pm (Starting September 2022)
  • Junior Level 1  Thursday 4:00 – 5:00pm (Starting September 2022)
  • Level 2, 3, 4, 5  Thursdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Level 2, 3, 4, 5  Saturdays 9:30am – 11:00am

Northwest Competition Opportunities

Extended Competition Opportunities

The WNL 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.

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.

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 Rec Ninja classes, Ninja Night, and open gyms
  • Coach representation at regional WNL, 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 WNL competitions held at Life Force Ninja

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 Rec Ninja classes, Ninja Night, and open gyms
  • Coach representation at WNL, UNAA and CNL competitions within the region
  • 25% off all Life Force Ninja apparel
  • At-cost pricing on custom team jersey with athlete name
  • One complimentary open gym guest pass per month
  • 50% discount on athlete tickets for WNL 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 Rec Ninja classes, Ninja Night, and open gyms
  • Coach representation at WNL, UNAA and CNL competitions within the region
  • 25% off all Life Force Ninja apparel
  • At-cost pricing on custom team jersey with athlete name
  • One complimentary open gym guest pass per month
  • 50% discount on athlete tickets for WNL competitions held at Life Force Ninja

$450/mo