You do what others won’t in the gym. You have far more dedication, drive, and willingness to sacrifice than the average person.

Most people you see walking around on the street have no concept of what you go through on a daily basis. If they did, they’d think you were crazy.

Why do you do it?

We believe there are 2 main reasons:

  1. You are good at it. You excel faster than those around you and it feels good make progress and be a high performer. People like to do things they are good at.
  2. You have a very specific goal that drives you. Your motivation is fed by meeting that goal. Usually, its competition related. Whether the goal is to win, or to not embarrass yourself (or both) those are very powerful drivers.

If you are reading this, you almost certainly fall into the #1 camp. You’ve had interest in Grid League because you are better than the average person at certain things, and likely by a good amount. That’s why you are drawn to competition.

You may or may not have worked toward a competitive goal as of yet. 

I you have NOT yet, skip to the end and sign up right now. The Grid Trials is the easiest, simplest, and lowest risk way to get your feet wet and start your journey.

For everyone else who HAS had a specific competitive goal, it’s not so simple.

Whether your goal has been to get to the CrossFit Games, or a National weightlifting meet, or even just podium a local comp… Have you hit it?

If you haven’t, why not?

You need more training? A better coach? Better nutrition? (These are common answers)

Here are some less common answers, that are often times more important:

You have the wrong body type or a physical limitation that hinders you in your sport.


A world class female crossfitter that is 6’ tall has almost no chance of making it to the Games. Even if she is stronger, has better gymnastic skills (relative to her height), a better engine, and has better nutrition than every other Games athlete. Few would argue this.

A 180lb man that can power clean 300lbs but doesn’t have the wrist/shoulder mobility to let it sit on his shoulders will never place high in a weightlifting meet in his weight class. 

These examples are also what makes high performance in these sports so impressive. Not only do you need everything IN your control to line up (coach, training, nutrition, etc) but everything NOT in your control to line up as well (body type, genetics, access to tools, etc)

So by this logic, MOST PEOPLE will never have a shot at top level performance in their sport because of something outside of their control.

This is one of the reasons we are so passionate about Grid League. It reduces the number of limitations out of a competitor’s control that keep them from top level performance.


We have players that are over 300lb

We have players under 5’ tall

We have players that can’t do a pull-up

We have players that have never performed a double under

We have players that would be in the games if it wasn’t for one or two skills they lack in

We have players that do make it to the Games

We have players that are really really good at one or two things and not much else

This is not a shot at other sports. They should all exist.

We think:

  • The more opportunities there are for people to showcase their hard work and dedication, the better.

  • The more ways people can watch and be inspired by new forms of world class performance, the better.

  • And the more opportunities we can create for athletic goals that drive people, the better.

If you think Grid League might be for you, sign up for the American Grid Trials. It is an online combine composed of 12 tests, each focused on a different skill set.

You only take the tests that are a good fit for you. There is no overall score.

Also, it’s refundable. If you didn’t like the experience for any reason, just email us and we’ll refund you. The only thing you have to lose is the chance of finding a sport that lights a new fire inside of you.


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