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Can I register more than one team?

You can register more than one team, however you will need to use a different email address for each registration

Can I substitute a team member due to illness or injury?

Team members may be substituted at any time prior to the commencement of the competition.  To do this, click on the log on tab, login using the details you registered with and change details.

Can I change divisions?

Yes you can, however you can only change divisions prior to the commencement of the competition.  Once you choose a division, all workouts will need to be performed according to those division standards.  If a movement comes up that you can’t do, you just work up until that movement and that will be your score.  All movement standards and weights are listed on the Movement Standard document (under workout tab).

Can I get a refund if I can no longer participate?

Registration fees are non-refundable.  You may however substitute team members at any time prior to the commencement of the competition. You may also transfer your team registration to another team privately and notify the organisers via email (

Do athletes need to belong to a CrossFit gym?

Athletes from all types of gyms are encouraged to join and form teams. Whether you train at a functional gym, CrossFit gym, F45, Fit Stop, or any other fitness facility, you are welcome to compete and celebrate with us. If you have a passion for fitness, you belong in our community.

Do athletes need to be from the same gym?

Athletes do not need to be from the same gym. Teams can be formed anyway you like.

Can I use hand grips & lifting belts?

All hand grips and belts are accepted.

Can I use lifting straps?

Lifting straps are not permitted as they provide an unfair advantage.

Can athletes contest a score?

Athletes or team captains should file onsite appeals or scoring questions with the Head Judge or Athlete Control lead immediately following the event or at the earliest possible opportunity. Coaches are welcome to be involved with the appeals process but only after the completion of the event and in conjunction with the athlete. 

Judgment calls made during an event are final and not negotiable or subject to change, modification, or appeal. In addition, athletes may not protest discrepancies related to the judging, scoring, or performance of another athlete or team. 

Further information on this topic can be found in the athlete information section of the website (

Is there a minimum age requirement?

There is no minimum age limit.  Athletes of any age may  compete with parental consent, as long as they can safely perform the required movements as outlined in the movement standards solely at their coaches and parents discretion.

Who can participate in the Finale?

All athletes who have participated in one of the 2024 events are eligible to participate in the Finale.  Team members must remain the same.

When are workouts being released?

All workouts will be release in May.

Are Transgender individuals able to participate?

Butterfly Effect is committed to ensuring all athletes have equal access and opportunities to participate in our events in a manner that is fair to all competitors while preserving the integrity of the sport. Transgender athletes are welcome to participate in Butterfly Effect in accordance with the requirements set forth below.

Athletes who transition from male to female must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Athletes must contact prior to registration to declare they identify as female.
  2. Their gender in their everyday life matches their registration gender,
  3. They have obtained civil documents with their registration gender identified (e.g., state ID or driver’s license).
  4. Athletes who cannot meet the criteria in points 2 & 3 above may provide medical or other evidence satisfactory to Comp Expo Pty Ltd establishing they self-identify as the gender stated in their registration.
  5. Athletes must demonstrate their total testosterone level in serum has been below 10 nmol/L prior to their first competition and must remain below that level throughout the competitive period.

A transgender athlete who is unable and/or unwilling to meet and/or provide the requirements listed above, may still participate however their scores will be marked as scaled and they will rank below all other teams on the leaderboard in fairness to all other athletes. 

Further information on this topic can be found in the athlete information section of the website (

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