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March 7, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About the Youth Play: Ninja Competition

Calling all ninjas 17 and under!

Want to show off your ninja skills? Sign up for our Youth Play: Ninja Competition and see if you’ve got what it takes to be the winning ninja of your age group.

Here’s everything you need to know about the event and how to register!

When and Where Is It?

The Play: Ninja Competition will take place over spring break, March 26-28 at Play: CLE.

The facility will be open for competitors to practice and hone their skills all day on March 26, and the competition days will be March 27 and 28, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Ninja Day (March 26)

All day on Tuesday, March 26, Play: CLE will be open for competitors to come and practice on custom courses designed just for the competition.

Competitors can get $10 all-day admission on Ninja Day, and will be able to rotate through a variety of ninja courses throughout the day.

You will also have the option to participate in private or group ninja training classes with some of our Play: CLE trainers!

Competition Day 1 (March 27): Ninjas 10 and Under

We’ll open our first day of competition with our younger ninjas.

The age groups will be divided as follows:

  • 6 and under
  • 7-8
  • 9-10

The competition will take place from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., and all genders will compete together, so make sure you bring your game face!

Run times will be announced the week before the competition.

Competition Day 2 (March 28): Ages 11 – 17

For the second day of competition, we’ll take things up a notch with our older ninja competitors.

The age groups will be as follows:

  • 11-12
  • 13-14
  • 15-17

The competition will run from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., and all genders will compete together.

As with the younger age groups, run times will be announced the week before the competition.

What Is the Competition Format?

Winners of the Play: Ninja Competition will be selected based on the least number of faults a competitor has, as well as the lowest run time.

There will be a two-minute cap on runs to ensure everyone has time to compete.


1st Place Per Age Group:

  • Three-month membership to Play: CLE
  • Custom merch
  • Free entry to next Play: Ninja Competition
  • Five free Ninja Classes
  • Picture/spot on our website until next competition
  • Medal

2nd Place Per Age Group:

  • Two-month membership to Play: CLE
  • Three free Ninja Classes
  • Medal

3rd Place Per Age Group:

  • One-month membership to Play: CLE
  • One free Ninja Class
  • Medal

How Do You Register?

Does your child want to become a Play: CLE ninja? Visit our Event Listings and choose the age bracket to register.

Catch our early-bird pricing and get a free Ninja Competition T-shirt!

  • Early-bird Registration (March 4 – March 10): $35 early bird (includes custom Ninja Competition T-Shirt)
  • Normal Registration (March 11 – March 26): $45 (no T-Shirt included)

Please note that spacing is limited, so we will only be accepting 15 competitors for both the 6 and under age bracket and the 15-17 age bracket. There will be a total of 45 competitors (combined) for all other age groups.

Hurry and reserve your spot today!

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