As a reminder, the practice start is available to all teams in the Open class at this time, if the tournament hosts offer it. Prior approval from the Executive Director to offer the practice start is no longer required. To check out the guidelines concerning the practice starts, please see the full announcement.
NAFA is pleased to announce a new feature for the database, the Iron Dog Calculator. This new feature will allow competitors to track their dog's eligibility for this award. You can find the Iron Dog Calculator on each of your racers' "Dogs Point Detail" page in the database.
The agenda for the upcoming May 5th board meeting is posted.
NAFANews, the email list that provides direct announcements from NAFA, has moved!
All members of the NAFANews Yahoo Group that had non-bouncing email addresses were copied over and are now members of the new list located here: https://groups.io/g/NAFANews
Did you receive an email from NAFANews@groups.io with subject line 'Welcome to subscribers transferred from NAFANews Yahoo Group' in your inbox on April 23rd?
If you did not receive it please:
1. Check your spam/junk email folder.
2. If it was in your spam/junk folder or you didn't receive it - your spam filter may be blocking emails from the new group! To avoid this - add the new group email address NAFANews@groups.io to your address book, or add groups.io to your spam whitelist.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact email@example.com.
NAFA is pleased to share additional details regarding the formation of a new committee focusing on improving communications within the NAFA flyball community.
The committee looks forward to working with the NAFA Board of Directors and engaging the entire flyball community in a way that brings us all together for the enjoyment of flyball. If there are any suggestions for ways to improve communication, please send them to the committee chair Cindy Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please see the complete announcement here.
NAFA is extending the comment period for the originally proposed "Jump Heights" rule change until August 1st, 2018.
Please send all comments both for and against this proposal to: email@example.com
"The Board of Directors has received a number of emails requesting that jump heights be lowered from the current 5" below the withers measurement, to 6" below the withers.
Related to this, would be lowering the minimum and maximum jump heights from 7"-14" to 6"-13" respectively.
There are a number of considerations on this topic, chief among them is dog safety. There is a concern that higher jumps could present a safety issue, while conversely lowering them could also present a different issue with increased speed into the box."