Ages Groups: Athletes will be divided into 6 divisions across 4 age groups - 9 and under, 10-12, 13-16, 17+ Men & Women Amateur, 17+ Men & Women Pro, & Masters Over 40

Note - Athlete’s  will compete in the division based upon their age at the start of each season.

Example: If a 9 year old turns 10 the day after the first competition, then they can still compete in the 9 and under group. Season #4 begins on 10/24/2020

If you previously got a podium spot as an amateur, then you must compete in the pro division! 


Registration: All athletes must be registered annually with the CNL to compete at CNL events.

Fee - $25 for Individuals 

Pricing: $50 for all divisions except pro

               $60 for Pros

               $10 Sibling Discount

Sign ups on the day of competition will be charged double and must run first.


Any individual who registers with the CNL may compete at any CNL event. Individuals do not need to be associated with any specific ninja gym or other facility, but if they are, they can declare their gym/ club name by emailing us at

Description & Rules:  We want to take the pressure off of athletes so they do not fear failing on the first obstacle. Therefore all athletes are allowed to attempt every obstacle on the course whether they complete the obstacle or not. They just need to do so within the set time limit.

  • Each course will have a time limit.

  • Max Rest time between obstacles is 30 seconds

  • Athletes will accrue a 30 second penalty for skipping an obstacle. If the athlete makes a "fake" attempt, the judges will decide whether or not to enforce the penalty.

  • Athletes will accrue points for each obstacle they complete. Some obstacles can be worth more points than others, this is up to the gym to decide.

  • Your total points for the day will determine your final placement. If there is a tie on points, placement will be determined by the fastest time.

  • There must be at least 3 in the masters division or they will have to pick pro/amateur.


  • Athletes will earn 1 League point for competing at each CNL event

  • Athletes will earn additional points based on how they place at CNL events.

  • Athletes will be judged on # of obstacles completed and time to completion. Therefore an athlete who completes 10 obstacles in 4 minutes will place higher and earn more points on a course than an athlete who completes 9 obstacles in 3 minutes.

  • Athletes will earn points based on what place they finish at CNL meets:

    • 1st   = 10 pts

    • 2nd = 9 pts

    • 3rd = 8 pts

    • 4th = 7 pts

    • 5th = 6 pts

    • 6th = 5 pts

    • 7th = 4 pts

    • 8th = 3 pts

    • 9th = 2 pts

    • 10th = 1 pts

    • Note each place will also get the 1 league point for competing.


  • Athletes will accumulate League Points at each CNL event. To earn an invite to the championships you must have at least 6 league points. Note: points are based off comp placement and not obstacles completed in the season.

  • Top point leader for each division male & female gain entry to finals for free!

  • All rules are "subject" to change.