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Athlete Rules

All participants must fill out a Season V NNL waiver prior to participating in their first NNL event of Season V
Athletes should complete all waivers using their legal first and last name (avoiding nicknames)

Example: Michael Johnson vs. Mike Johnson vs. Mikey Johnson vs. MJ Johnson

The waiver can be located at the bottom right-hand corner of

Athletes will need to use their NinjaWorks ID when filling out the Season V Waiver
NinjaWorks ID can be located at
Age Divisions
Age Divisions allowed at NNL events:

  • Kids 6-8
  • Mature kids 9-10
  • Preteens 11-12
  • Teens 13-14
  • Young Adults: Ages 15-17
  • Adults: 18+
  • Masters: Age 40 & up

Facilities are not required to host all age divisions and may choose which age divisions they wish to host the athlete’s age on February 21, 2020, will determine the age division in which the athlete will participate for the entire season.

All athletes must compete in their respective age divisions unless they are covered under one of the exceptions below:

  • Athletes ages 13-17 that qualified for Season 1 of the NNL World Championship are grandfathered into the Adult division. (Full list can be found on the NNL Site)
  • By placing in the Top 3 in an individual’s age group for the current season, athletes are eligible to move up one age group for the next season if they choose.
  • If an athlete ages out of the division they placed in the top 3 in, they will not be able to move up out of their new age group.

Example: A 12-year-old places 1st in the preteens. Next year he/she will be a teen. This athlete will still compete with the teens. He/She will not be able to jump to the young adults.

Athletes over 40 will be able to choose if they want to compete in the Adult division or the Masters' division.

  • They will need to choose before their first event.
  • Once they have made a decision they cannot change for the entirety of the season.

Dress Code
All athletes participating will be required to adhere to the dress code of the facility hosting the NNL event
Athletes are required to wear all of the following articles of clothing in order to participate in a NNL event:

  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Shirt
  • Bottoms
  • Code of Conduct

All athletes must adhere to the National Ninja League Code of Conduct found at in order to participate at NNL events


Points will be accumulated on a national level.  Athletes will receive the following points for placing in the top 10 at an event:

  • 1st: 10 points
  • 2nd: 9 points
  • 3rd: 8 points
  • 4th: 7 points
  • 5th: 6 points
  • 6th: 5 points
  • 7th: 4 points
  • 8th: 3 points
  • 9th: 2 points
  • 10th: 1 point

The points will dictate the run order at the World Championship
If there is a tie for points the athlete that has a lower National Ranking will run first.

Prize money will be paid out to podium finishers for adult and female adults, as well as for 1st place masters male and female.  Prizes and pay-out are determined by the number of paying competitors.



In order to qualify, an athlete must have completed the first obstacle

Each of the age divisions will have their own male and female qualifiers
Example: The Kids age 6-8 will have 3 male and 3 female qualifiers.

Athletes will be ranked based on who completed the course with the fastest time or, if no finishers, who made it the furthest the fastest. All obstacles must be completed in succession

Time will stop at the last completed obstacle
Obstacles must be completed in the order they are given during the rules.

Athletes must finish top 3 for their age division and gender in order to qualify.

Athletes may only qualify at one event

Athletes may compete at as many events as they want for the chance to earn a better run order at World Championships.

In the event, an athlete in a qualifying position has already qualified for the World Championship their qualifying spot will move to the next highest-ranked athlete at that event in the same gender and age division.

In the event an athlete refuses a qualifying spot for any reason, an event coordinator may move the qualifying spot to the next eligible athlete attending the event.

This may only be done the day of the event. After the event is finished all qualifying spots are final and no alternates will be selected.


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