Florida Grid League
Grid League is the future of team sports. Men and Women on the same team (competing directly with and against one another) is a unique and highly compelling dynamic that makes team sports so fun to watch and play that it creates a powerful experience unlike anything else.
Two teams race head-to-head to complete a series of weightlifting, body-weight, and other athletic elements. The FGL uses two versions of the sport with GRID 6 (6 person teams for anyone) and The FGL Season (14 person teams for higher level players).
Unlike a general Functional Movement competition, GRID is very structured. All matches take place on the “GRID.” The GRID has two lanes (highlighted as blue and red), one for each team, split down the middle by a rig. Each lane is broken into 4 quadrants (labeled 1,2,3,4) and a Start and Finish line. Between the Start and Finish line, the lanes and quadrants have hashmarks down the outside and a “hashbox” is considered the area between each of the hashmarks or quadrant lines.
The Start line and Finish line also have “zones” (Start Zone and Finish Zone). Where Players are either required or inhibited to be at certain points of the race. We will discuss these situations later in the referee section.
Having this structured format across all GRID matches allow for consistency, accuracy and familiarity for all people who are playing or watching the sport. It also allows the teams to get creative with their strategies, making for highly entertaining and energetic matches.