Competitive Team

Join us in the journey…our kids are paving the way in making Ninja Warrior Athletics a sustainable sport! Is your kid ready to join the WCN Competitive/Travel Team???

 Congrats to Emma in earning 5th Place at the NNL National Final
4 kids and 7 adults have qualified for the UNAA Nationals coming up in late July!

We’re excited to offer your child/athlete the opportunity to participate on the WCN Competitive/Travel Team!

We are very excited to announce that we’ve joined the UNAA!! The UNAA is a national competitive league with almost 80 gyms nationwide. This will be yet another opportunity for our kids to compete in addition to the Midwest Ninja League and NNL competitions. We are also very excited to announce that we’ve added some gyms to the Midwest Ninja League with seven other ninja warrior gyms across the Midwest – including Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin in addition to Illinois. Below is a list of the participating gyms for the inaugural 2017/2018 season of the Midwest Ninja League!2`

Weekly Time Commitment and Class Fees
The advantages of being a competitive team member go beyond the experience of competition! At WCN, we are committed to all our athletes and their growth and success both physically and emotionally.

  • Team members will participate in 2/3 classes per week: 1 regular class and one advanced/competitive team practice is the requirement. There are two advanced/competitive team practice options per week. While one team session weekly is required, team members can participate in more than one if interested! Additionally, if a team member cannot participate in an advanced/competitive team practice due to schedule conflicts that week, they may participate in another regular class for their age.
  • The competition season is anticipated to run through July 21st and will start up again in September.
  • Team members will receive a $10 discount for their second class, i.e. your athlete’s 1st class is $120 and 2nd class is $110. As mentioned, team members can attend multiple advanced/competitive team practices per week in any given week. We simply ask that you provide us advance notice.

Advanced/Competitive Team Practices
In addition to your athlete’s currently scheduled weekly class time, team participation requires one Advanced/Competitive Team practice per week. These classes will have more focus on completing courses with precision, skills of the week, conditioning, along with creating mindful discipline and leadership. Initially, we will have two class times available for our Advanced/Competitive Team practices (the # of Advanced/Competitive weekly classes will likely increase over time). 

Advanced/Competitive Team Class Practice Time:
Varies based on location.  Please ask your child’s coach or call.

Competition Time Commitment
Windy City Ninjas will be asking all team members to commit to at least 2 competitions this season. Please review the competition schedule to date. We realize travel commitments for competitions out of town are a lot to ask and are mindful of this, we simply ask that you make every effort to have your child participate in at least two competitions (they will not be asked to leave the Competitive/Travel Team if they don’t participate in at least two). Also note that Windy City Ninjas will be hosting open competitions, Midwest Ninja League competitions and UNAA competitions!

Additional Monthly Competitive/Travel Team Offerings:
WCN will be hosting additional advanced sessions from time to time, i.e. course training and course testing days. These are not a requirement for the Competitive/Travel Team, but we highly encourage all team members to participate in these course testing and training sessions whenever possible.

Age Requirement
The minimum competition age is 7 years old, but 6 years-olds are welcome to compete as well assuming they are a good listener, excited to compete, and a hard worker.

Apparel Requirement
All athletes will be required to purchase a Windy City Ninjas Competitive Team t-shirt (cost of $20).

Thank you for embarking on this journey with us and for making our goal of making Ninja Warrior Athletics a sustainable sport a reality!

UNAA Qualifiers

The cost for the Ultimate Ninja Athletic Association events will vary as the price is set by individual gyms. (Approximate cost: $35 per competition). 

July 19th-21st – World Championship Finals – Albuquerque, NM

More information on the UNAA can be found at

NNL (National Ninja League) Events

The cost for these events will vary as the price is set by individual gyms. (Approximate cost: $60 per competition)

2018/2019 Schedule will be announced late spring/early summer.

More information on the league can be found at

Please send us an email at with your child’s name.  We will follow up to confirm monthly fees and schedule. Thank you!