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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 comment period for Supervising Judge application for Anthony Pirnat of Bellevue, NE is now open.


April 1, 2021 to September 30,2021 - Transitional Flyball

Requirements and recommendations for Transitional Flyball have been updated as of May 25, 2021:

*Version 4 - Updated to follow CDC and Health Canada Guidelines.


The comment period for Supervising Judge application for Dave Collett of Lincoln, NE is now closed.

The agenda for the May 25, 2021 BOD meeting has been posted.

The minutes of the NAFA BoD March 22, 2021 minutes have been posted.

The minutes of the NAFA BoD January 15th, 2021 minutes have been posted.

The minutes of the AGM on January 16th, 2021 have been posted.

The agenda for the March 22, 2021, BOD meeting has been posted.


Roll-out of new NAFA Measuring System

At the January 15th, 2021 meeting, the board ratified detailed plans for roll-out of the new Measuring System. The new system is based on recommendations from the Special Measuring Committee (SMC), with input from RDs, judges, and prior feedback from competitors.

    Goals of New Measuring System
  1. Make measuring easier for competitors, RDs, and judges.
  2. Make measuring consistent.
  3. Ensure fair checks and balances in the overall process.
    Overview of New Measuring System
  1. A brief video introduction of the new measuring device (NAFA specialized ruler + laser level)*
  2. :
    *Measuring of dog is for equipment demonstration purposes only.
  3. Pictures of the components of new measuring device

  4. Overview of New Measuring System

  5. Timeline - NAFA is currently open for Transitional Flyball and is in Phase 1 of roll out of the measuring system (roll-out of the laser measuring apparatus to all regions and certification of judges and RDs). Until further notice, only practice measurements can be done with the new laser measuring system. Mandatory Measuring is planned to come into effect October 1, 2022. A detailed timeline of the three phase roll-out of new measuring system will be coming soon.

  6. FAQ (updated May 27, 2021)

Fully detailed ratified plans are here. NAFA is currently incorporating the detailed plans into the rule book to be published on or before October 1, 2021. Further questions from competitors should be directed to flyball@flyball.org.


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


AWARDS IMPACTED BY COVID-19 - FY2020 and FY2021
IRON DOG: The board has decided to waive the 'point earned' requirement for both FY2020 (October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020) and FY2021 (October 1, 2020 - September 30, 2021) for the Iron Dog award. Dogs eligible to run in FY 2020 have been given credit for fulfilling the one-point earned requirement in FY2020, and the same will be done for FY2021 on October 1, 2021.

For FY2020 and FY2021, many clubs have not had 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 and FY2021.
 
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