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Recovery: How to do it like a professional

Recovery is crucial for athletes competing at all levels – from weekend warrior to professional. The quicker you can recover, the quicker you can get back to your regular rhythm. There are a few things you can do after a competition (or strenuous training) to help with quick recovery. Hydrate Few things are more important […]

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VETWOD: Why we decided to host our own competition

VETWOD is our first annual online-only functional-fitness competition to benefit veterans. We started VETWOD out of a common goal: to serve the veteran community. Throwdowns.com is a veteran founded and co-owned company that provides registration and scoring solutions for fitness competitions worldwide. In Fall 2017, Technical Sergeant Sebastian Paz of the USAF reached out to […]

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Competition Day: What to Tell Your Athletes Ahead of Time

It is crucial that you communicate competition-day logistics to your athletes before event day. This sets you up for success and keeps your focus off of answering athlete questions throughout the day. We recommend sending your athletes an email with all the information they’ll need for competition day. We recommend sending this email 7-10 days […]

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Tips for Making Your Heat Schedule

A heat schedule is a must-have for a well-run competition. If you want to have a smooth competition, a heat schedule is absolutely essential. A heat schedule helps keep you on the clock. It keeps your athletes and judges informed about when they need to be ready. And a timeline ensures that you have “go-times” […]

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Judges: how qualified should they be?

Every competition has judging staff, but not every competition has the right judges. When you are considering how to staff out your judge roster, consider the quality of the judging. If they are unfair, unqualified or inconsistent and your athletes are unhappy, they will be unlikely to sign up for future events. If there aren’t […]

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Volunteers: how many do you really need?

Few things have the ability to derail your competition like a lack of volunteers. But how many do you really need? That depends on the size of your competition. There are three basic categories your volunteers fall into: Executive Staff You, the event admin, cannot be the point person for everything. You need a small […]

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