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Fur Fun (Region 9) - Multibreed
Skidmarkz (Region 21) - Regular
 
 

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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!
NAFA is proud to announce her Junior Participant pin design contest winner is Jaslyn Brandt, with club Skidmarkz. Congratulations, Jaslyn!

Thank you to everone that sent in design entries! The winning design is below!

Welcome to the NAFAblog! Check out our newest article!

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. The NAFAblog publishes quarterly.

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.

Here's your chance to design the artwork for this year's NAFA apparel; hoodies, t-shirts, etc.!

Even though CanAm is not happening this year, we still want to receive your creative designs to be offered for sale in October when CanAm would normally be held.

Competition is open, so send in your designs to marketing@flyball.org. Closing for entries is September 13th, 2020.

Visit http://www.nafacanam.com/logocontest.html for a look at past designs.

The winner will receive an apparel item and bragging rights!

Thank you and good luck!
*NAFA reserves the right to make design changes to facilitate and expedite production*  


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 December 2020. 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


The agenda for the upcoming teleconference board meeting has been posted.


Elections this year are for Board of Directors (three positions), Judge of the Year, Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame (up to two inductees) and Regional MVPs!

All nominations must be received no later than September 30, 2020. You can find the online nomination forms here:
Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame
Judge of the Year
Regional MVP
Board of Directors.

Once your nomination has been submitted you should expect to receive an emailed acknowledgement from NAFA within 24 hours. If you do not receive this acknowledgement, please let us know.

Please direct any questions you have to the chair of the nominating committee, Terry McClean, at nominees@flyball.org.

Thank you, NAFA Nominating Committee


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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