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Old 09-07-2010, 12:08 PM   #1
Patrick Skinner
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Crossfit affiliation process

Approximately 3 weeks ago we sent in our essay and application for Crossfit affiliation. We received a return email advising we had been approved for affiliation but that the name we submitted was taken. We replied with a different name and now have gone 2 weeks without hearing back from anyone involved with Crossfit. We have sent follow up emails and left voice messages but still have not heard back.

Is this common or did anyone else run into this type of delay when trying to affiliate with Crossfit? Is there anything else we can do?

We are excited to start our Crossfit gym but need to hear from someone to continue.
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Old 09-08-2010, 03:12 PM   #2
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Re: Crossfit affiliation process

Patrick,

When we applied for our affiliation the same thing happened. I believe the affiliation office is super busy right now! I believe they'll get back to you as soon as they're able.

In the meantime, here are a few things you can prepare, as they're some of the things you will need to submit:
- Make sure your full CrossFit name is somewhere visible on your site, and link the CF Journal to your website. This will speed the process of your affiliate getting linked to the main site.
- Get copies of your liability insurance to send in.

Congrats, and best of luck to you!
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Old 09-09-2010, 02:28 PM   #3
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Re: Crossfit affiliation process

Thanks for the info. About 2 hours after I posted this we got a call and the ball is back rolling again.
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:55 AM   #4
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Re: Crossfit affiliation process

I'm having the same problem...several e-mails and calls since Sept. 10.
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:08 PM   #5
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Re: Crossfit affiliation process

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I'm having the same problem...several e-mails and calls since Sept. 10.
John -- sorry about the delay. From my understanding, the Affiliate Team is currently running a bit behind schedule due to a crush of applications. New team members are being trained though and we hope to get ahead of the wave soon! Thanks for your patience!
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:16 PM   #6
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Re: Crossfit affiliation process

That's reassuring! I applied about 3 weeks ago and now I'm checking my email non-stop, eager for the news!
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Old 10-04-2010, 01:24 PM   #7
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Re: Crossfit affiliation process

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I'm having the same problem...several e-mails and calls since Sept. 10.
I made the mistake of applying 2 weeks prior to getting my cert thinking it would take longer and a week before my cert I received an email stating what i already knew which is i needed my level 1 cert...my app was deferred.

Submitted again Sept 6th after receiving my cert and still havent heard anything back.
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Old 10-05-2010, 07:38 AM   #8
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Re: Crossfit affiliation process

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I made the mistake of applying 2 weeks prior to getting my cert thinking it would take longer and a week before my cert I received an email stating what i already knew which is i needed my level 1 cert...my app was deferred.

Submitted again Sept 6th after receiving my cert and still havent heard anything back.
Hmmm. Our system shows the essay as being received on Sept 18th. It's definitely in the pile though and the team should be reviewing it and acting soon on it. Thanks for being patient!
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Old 10-13-2010, 02:46 PM   #9
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Re: Crossfit affiliation process

I have a question along the same topic. I’m sure it varies but does anyone know approximately how long the affiliation process takes? Also what are some things to watch out for when submitting my application? What are some things that could cause the affiliation to be turned down? One thing I am concerned with is coming up with a name. Does anyone know what the criteria is for coming up with a name for your crossfit?

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