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The Paleoethics Sportsmanship Award is for 1 team from each division that the teams choose was the most ‘fun’ to throwdown with, host, or be hosted by! We’re not looking for the top athletes or competitors, we’re looking for the team that you had the most fun going up against!


  • Each team gets 8 votes

  • Your e-mail address will be used to verify your team

  • Your captain may vote on your behalf as long as they know the e-mail you registered with

  • A team MUST submit minimum 4 votes to be eligible to win!

  • Each team will get 2 points for being first pick, and 1 point for being second pick

  • the team with the most votes wins their team an epic prize pack from PALEOETHICS


Submit your score minimum 1 week prior to playoffs:


A team of 4 athletes (up to 6 total) 
2 Athletes may sub out after the completion of the Thrusters.

  • Every minute on the minute all 'active' athletes (4) must complete 5 Burpees High 5s onto a plate

In the remaining time, for time: 

  • 100x Thrusters (DII: 115/80) (DIII: 85/60) 
  • 100x Deadlifts (155/130) (DIII: 135/90) 


Score: Final Time

Winning team: 'Win' + 3 Points
2nd Place: 'Win' + 0 Points
3rd Place: 'Loss' + 0 Points


At 3, 2, 1 GO all 4 athletes will complete 5 burpees onto a plate (their own plates) & must all touch (at least 1) hands in the middle
After all 4 athletes have completed 5 burpees, 1 athlete will begin performing thrusters
At the next minute, all athletes will complete 5 burpees again
Only 1 athlete may be touching the barbell at a time
After the completion of 100 Thrusters, all ROSTER athletes may assist in loading the barbell for the deadlifts
At this time, 2 new athletes may tag in to continue the workout


Show us you did the work, and make it obvious.
All athletes should be in frame, an app with a timer in the corner or a clock in the background is adequate
If athletes are not completing burpees or reps they are NOT required to remain in the frame
All movements performed must be in camera frame
Side view of barbell movements is preferred
There will be a 5s Penalty for any no-reps OR multiple questionable reps in a row


All movements follow typical standards
All 4 plates must be standard high temp 45lb plates and must all be touching each other
Full extension is not required on the burpees, but contact of all 4 athletes with feet on the plate is
Deadlift must touch the floor and clearly show extension at the top
Thrusters must pass through the squat and end up overhead in a push press - no jerks allowed

Submit your score minimum 1 week prior to playoffs:

2018 YVR Seasons

Your full list of 2018 YVR seasons has been released! 

Registration for Season 3 is OPEN NOW @ YVR.LEAGUE.FIT

Make sure you checkout the season updates before registering! (

Interested in getting involved with the Functional Fitness League? We've got all kinds of opportunities for people, brands, companies & more! 

Take a look at the opportunites and apply now: 


2018 Season Changes & Updates

Season changes moving forward based on Ambassador, Athlete, and Affiliate feedback.

Seasons may now be assigned to specific nights: 

  • Seasons will commonly now be assigned a specific night for competition (ie Thursday 5-10pm)

  • If your affiliate is unavailable for this time you may request to be an 'away team' and all your matches will be away, or hosted at the Primary facility (YVR = Raincity Athletics)

  • Please make sure you pay attention to the assigned evening to the season before registering 

The FFL Store is going live! 

  • Grab gear from past seasons (#vintage) as well as your Roster changes! 

There will now be a $20 charge for any roster changes after season registration closes

  • Once the first week of matches has begun (or your roster is full with 8 athletes) there will be a $20 fee to make any roster changes 
  • This is both an administrative fee, but also to slow teams down from making season changes 
  • Please ensure your athletes are available for Playoffs with Season registration 
  • Roster changes can be purchased via the new FFL Store

Multiple Seasons will be announced at a time so you don't have to stress if you miss one! 

Our goal is to have Seasons running ongoing, all year round. This way you do not have to stress out if you're taking part in a competition or event that may run through the season! Just get your team for the season after! 

This will also help us in forcing specific competition nights, if you cannot compete in that 'nights' season, just check out the other upcoming seasons! 


2018 YVR S2 Captains Meeting notes & Details


Welcome to the FFL! Please make sure you have read and understand everything in this document.

Join our FFL // YVR Facebook group for the fastest answers to your questions: or e-mail to get added.


APP.LEAGUE.FIT is your home base for everything you need.



Matches are scheduled by the team captain. You can view the step-by-step instructions here: FAQ.LEAGUE.FIT →  ‘Using our software’


  • The home team captain must send the visiting captain 3 time slots of gym availability.

  • Matches should try to be scheduled for Thursday night.

    • If not possible, backup options of Sunday should be provided as well.

    • Note: Only if both teams agree can matches be scheduled outside of these times.

  • If the home team does not have any reasonable/available time slots, the away team may offer to host OR email for help to find a suitable facility.

  • You can make scheduling easier by creating a Doodle with your team!

    • → Send your team the available time slots provided by the home captain and request the time slot with the most available members.

  • Please remember: You only require 4 athletes available to complete a weekly match - don’t get caught up trying to get 7-8 athletes!

  • The farther in advance you schedule your match, the more likely you’ll have sponsors or photographers come to visit.

  • As a last resort, matches may be scheduled outside of their given week.


  • Scores will be submitted by the team captains directly on your matchup page (via the schedule). → using our software → for captains

  • Most Events (WODs) will include a ‘spread’ for an additional point:

    • If the winning team wins by OVER the spread, they will receive 3 points for the win.

    • If the losing team finishes WITHIN the spread, the winning team will receive 2 points, and the losing team will receive 1.

  • The team with the most points at the end of the match (match = 3 events) wins that week.

  • Rankings will be based on match W/L record, with points used as tiebreak.


  • The home team will have first choice of completing the WODs first or second.

  • The first team will complete Event 1 with the other team judging, then the second team will complete Event 1.

  • Please keep in mind that the team you are judging will then be judging you. #teamjudgement

  • Make sure everyone's clear on each movements standards and don’t be excessively strict or loose.

  • If you have enough spectators (or extra players) at the match, we encourage you to have them judge so that teams can go head-to-head!

  • Captains should review and ensure they agree on movement standards prior to each event and communicate them to judges / teams.

  • Make sure to review movements & decide a judging standard for each

    • ie burpees: Must make eye contact with judge at top, etc.


  • Every weekly event (3 per match) requires 4 athletes with minimum 1 member of each sex competing.
  • Playoffs require 2 men & 2 women for every event.

  • You may use any number of the same or different athletes for each of the 3 events within each weekly match (as long as they are all on your team roster).

  • A team can compete with 4-8 athletes per weekly match - the more athletes available, the bigger the advantage (fresh legs), but not all athletes have to take part every week.


  • Weekly events will go live the Sunday before the week’s match.
  • Any irregular movement standards will always be listed with the WOD.

  • WODs & standards (weights, etc) may be adjusted slightly for weekly matches if both captains agree:

    • Example 1: If a facility does not have required equipment for WOD, captains may agree on an appropriate substitute (or email us).

    • Example 2: If the prescribed weights are too heavy for both teams captains may agree to scale the weight back for both teams.

  • If you have any questions on WODs, movement standards, flow, etc., please ask questions via the events page comments OR in the facebook group.


  • Rules & entry guidelines:

  • To enter take a photo after your match showing us your best interpretation of the theme and add the appropriate tags

  • We’ll repost the photo from our own account @FunctionalFitnessLeague & on our Facebook page.

  • The photo with the most likes on our accounts (FB + IG) wins!

  • Each team can only win once in a season.

    • If you have already won, you can still join in the fun and submit photos, but we’ll give you an honourable mention if you get the most likes.

    • In this case, the team with the 2nd most likes will win the prizes.

  • You can view the whole seasons prizes via the events page on


  • Your season will count as ‘Event 1’ for playoffs, and determine your ranking going into the all day event.
  • Any athlete competing at playoffs MUST be on the team's roster, and have competed in at least ONE weekly match.

  • All playoff events require 2 male & 2 female athletes.

#RYUOneMoreRep for Mental Health

We are all fighting battles others know nothing about. That’s why I’m proud to join RYU in doing One More Rep for Mental Health. The #RYUOneMoreRep campaign is raising awareness in support of making mental health care a reality around the world.

Our goal is to complete 1 million reps by midnight, November 30.  If we reach a million reps, RYU will match all funds donated in store and online up to $5,000 with all proceeds going to the Canadian Mental Health Association & Mental Health America.


Replace any WOD with the One More Rep Chipper. Record your squad doing the WOD for Mental Health and post the total number of reps (200 X as many athletes that participated) on social media using these hashtags: Tag @ryu_apparel + #RYUOneMoreRep + #MentalHealth  

One More Rep Chipper

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  • 50-calorie row
  • 50 Box jumps (24/20)
  • 50 KB Goblet squats (24/16)
  • 50 Burpees
  • 50 Pull-ups
  • 50 KB Snatch (25 per side) 
  • 50 Wallballs (20/14)
  • 50 KB Clean & Jerks (25 per side)
  • 50 Double Unders
  • 50 Russian Kettlebell Swings (24/16)

 (Total 200 KB Reps)


Tag a Box on social and challenge them to beat your time or number of participants. Remember to always include these hashtags: tag @ryu_apparel + #RYUOneMoreRep + #MentalHealth 


The Box with the most KB Swings accumulated in November will earn the RYU One More Rep for Mental Health Trophy. Participate solo or as a team for a chance to win one of eight* $50 RYU Gift Cards (*full details at


Take the challenge, tag a Box, and make a real difference in making mental health care a reality for all. Check out RYU’s inspiring new video below or go to for more details.