Todd and Luke continue to talk through the changes to the 2019 CrossFit Games season.
The incentives for people to participate in the different competitions will change significantly – and we will see people having to put much more thought into their training as they decide which competitions to truly peak for.
No longer is everyone on roughly the same schedule in terms of shooting to make it through the Open to Regionals, then shooting to make it through Regionals to the Games.
Now, we will see some gamesmanship as far as attempting to schedule the season in a way that makes sense.
We will also see variation in athletes between those who actually have a plan for how to approach multiple events in a season compared to those who just want to throw down all year.
Todd and Luke break down:
•What will the toll of repeated online qualifiers be on athletes?
•Is it possible to create a points structure that allows athletes to bypass the typical qualifying process?
•Is there an opportunity for a crowdsourced peer review process to cut down on the amount of dishonesty in online qualifiers?
•How many teams can an athlete peak in a season? And how will athletes game which events and which qualifiers they choose to do?
•How will programming for the sanctioned events be handled? Will this change the dynamic of how athletes are able to train for and prepare for these events?