Steps to Affiliation
The first step in the affiliation process is to fill out an application and write an essay. The essay should contain information about your background, what motivates you to become a WODcationSM Affiliate, and what you want to achieve. It doesn’t have to be long or formal, but it should be from the heart. The second step is a phone conference with Company Founder Greg Amundson to discuss your goals and vision for your very own WODCation business enterprise.
On acceptance of your application, we license to you the use of the name “WODcationSM” for a $1,000 annually renewable fee, effective 1 January of the registering year. You may use the name to market your WODcationSM events, apparel, promotions, etc.
We require an applicant to be at least a Level 1 Certificate Holder and own and operate a CrossFit Affiliate gym. The applicant must be in good standing with CrossFit, Inc. and must list WODcationSM Inc., as additionally insured on their Affiliate gym insurance policy.
Once you are accepted as an Affiliate, you will need to have a link on your CrossFit Affiliate website and WODcationSM website before we will be able to link you on the main WODcationSM site. This is our primary vehicle for promoting you; therefore, we expect you maintain a good site. Please DO NOT register a domain with the WODcationSM name in it until AFTER you have been accepted. WODcationSM is a licensed trademark and its use without our prior permission is illegal.
- We require every WODcationSM Affiliate to display a link and WODcationSM logo on both their CrossFit Affiliate website and WODcationSM website.
What You Get
Once your application is approved and we receive your paperwork, we’ll link to your WODcationSM website from the main page and the affiliate page of WODcation.com.
With your input, our staff will create an independent page for you on the main WODcationSM site. This would be listed as the name of the city where your WODcation is hosted, followed by the domain name WODcation.com. (For example, SantaCruz.WODcation.com.) Affiliates may operate their own WODcationSM website or rely on the main WODcationSM site to support their business, or a combination of both.
You will also have direct access to the staff at WODcationSM to answer questions about best practices and starting a WODcationSM business.
In addition, we hold a yearly Affiliate Conference, where we come together as a community to exchange ideas, learn what works, and celebrate the experience of being a WODcationSM affiliate.
Also, your affiliate will be considered for features on the main WODcationSM site and Facebook page if you send us high-quality, interesting photos and videos of your events.
WODcationSM will only license the use of the WODcationSM mark to one Affiliate holder in a United States or overseas City. For example, in Santa Cruz, CA., there is only one authorized WODcationSM, which is WODcationSM Santa Cruz, in Upcountry Maui, the only authorized WODcationSM is WODcationSM Upcountry Maui. This ensures our Affiliate owners have exclusive branding and marketing rights to their respective geographic areas of influence.
Affiliate Operation and Event Registration
WODcationSM recommends event registration be handled through our partners at Regonline.com. However, this decision is at the sole discretion of the WODcationSM Affiliate owner. In addition, the structure, pricing, promotion and management of each WODcationSM Affiliate is left in the hands of the Affiliate owner. WODcationSM is an Affiliate program, not a francise. We are committed to honoring the independent decision making of our Affiliate and trust that best practice and excellence will prevail.