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Current Regular World Record
Border Patrol ran a 14.433 at Some Ruff Competition's Rockfest #6 Flyball tournament Sunday in Rockton, ON June 5th, 2016! View the video. This new world record was confirmed and validated. Visit the World Records page for additional details.
Current Multibreed
World Record
Rocket Relay ran a 14.852 at the Rocket Relay Ancaster, ON flyball tournament Saturday, July 25, 2015! View the video. This new multibreed world record was confirmed and validated. Visit the World Records page for additional details.

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News!

The agenda for the upcoming Nov 15th board meeting is posted here.

The nominations for the three board positions are posted here and bios of the candidates are in the latest NAFAblog article here.

See the remaining nominees for "Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame", "Regional MVP" and "Judge of the Year" here.

The minutes for the Sept. 26rd Board meeting are posted here.

The minutes for the Aug. 22nd Board meeting are posted here.


The waiver for the Iron Dog title requirements for FY2020 has been applied in the NAFA database. Please go here for further details.


NAFA was proud to announce the winners of the apparel design contest for this year! Here are the winning designs submitted by Elizabeth Theesfeld and Angela Graczyk. Orders can be bought at http://mylogoshop.com/nafacanam (click image to see full design). Order by midnight November 8th.
Welcome to the NAFAblog! Check out our newest articles!

Getting to Know the Candidates
Bios of Alex Le, Jayne McQuillen, Emma Mak, and Lynda Mantler.

Maintaining Canine Fitness During Flyball Hiatus - PART 2 of 2
How to keep a veteran dog fit and healthy, and suggestions for exercises to help prevent injuries in the future.

Maintaining Canine Fitness During Flyball Hiatus - PART 1 of 2
How can we keep our flyball dogs fit during this time off from the sport we all love?

Visit the NAFABlog for past articles.

Would you like to provide content for this blog, or do you have ideas for articles you'd like to see in future issues? Please email CC@flyball.org.


From the Executive Director:

First, and foremost, I hope all our flyball members and their families are continuing to stay safe and healthy during the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. These are certainly trying times for everyone, and we've continued to monitor the health recommendations by the CDC, Health Canada, as well as guidance provided by leading infectious disease medical experts.

While we would all prefer to be out playing flyball in a safe and healthy manner, our first priority is the health and welfare of our members and the communities that we all live in. The NAFA Board of Directors met this weekend and discussed the timing of returning to racing. Many factors were considered:
- Current rates of infection in the United States and Canada
- What has happened as schools, universities and sporting events have tried to reopen even with safety measures in place
- Decisions by major athletic organizations such as the Big Ten and Pac-12 NCAA Football Conferences both deciding to cancel the fall season
- Overlapping Influenza and COVID-19 seasons in the Fall and early Winter

I want to provide our host clubs and participants as much lead time for planning as possible, therefore based on the current situation, NAFA will be suspending flyball events through the end of January 2021. We will look to provide another tournament sanctioning status update in early October.

As always, don't hesitate to reach out to me with any questions. I hope everyone remains safe, and I look forward to the time when we can all meet in the lanes.

Sincerely,

Neil Flood
North American Flyball Association, Executive Director


5/5/2020
BOX SIZE CHANGE
To encourage innovation in box design as our sport evolves, NAFA is relaxing box dimension restrictions as of October 1, 2020.

The new maximum dimensions will be: 36'' wide x 24'' high x 36'' deep. Boxes shall not exceed 36 inches in width, nor 24 inches in height from the bottom surface of the box excluding mat grabbing devices/materials and outdoor staking devices. The body of the box shall not exceed 36 inches in depth. The base that the boxloader stands on may exceed 36 inches.

AWARDS IMPACTED BY COVID-19
IRON DOG: The board has decided to waive the 'point earned' requirement in FY2020 (October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020) for the Iron Dog award. Dogs eligible to run in FY 2020 will be given credit for fulfilling the one point earned requirement in FY2020.

We have an unprecedented situation this year with many tournaments being cancelled. As a result, there are many clubs that have not and will not have the opportunity to participate in enough tournaments to meet the minimum requirements for the overall NAFA Awards. The board felt that parity was important when it came to these awards and therefore has come to the difficult decision that there will be no NAFA Champion, Regional Champion or Regional Overall Club Champion awards in FY2020. We will still go forward with awards for Regional MVP, Judge of the Year and Clyde Memorial Hall of Fame.

JUDGES AND JUDGES IN TRAINING
The Board has decided to waive the minimum judging requirements for Approved and Supervising Judges for FY2020. In addition, Apprentice, and Provisional Judges, have been given an extension of 12 months to complete their minimum assignments. The Judges Committee plans to host a judge's video chat in the near future to touch base with our officials. One of the topics will be to seek input regarding a continuing education program for all active judges.

 
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