The Blockade Runners were founded in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1996 by Mike Randall. Mike was originally with the Front Runners Flyball team, which is based out of Michigan. Mike Randall wrote the first NAFA Rule Book in 1985, and was also the first NAFA Executive Director.
Being a team player is really important to the Blockade Runners Flyball Team! We have some rules:
While participation in practice, demos to the public and tournaments is not mandatory, having fun is!
Positive dog training is a requirement – have fun with your dog!
Everyone has input into lineups and seed times for team, but once they are submitted, no whining!
Everyone is welcome to attend our practices! Regardless if you are new to the sport, or if you are already playing flyball with another team, everyone’s welcome. All dog breeds and mixes are also welcome. We do not charge for our practices. We have many years of experience, and can help you train your dog. We have chosen not to host classes that require payment as we simply enjoy the sport and don’t want to get into charging for training.
Founded in 2002, Pawmetto Pack is a small flyball club looking to grow. Our positive-based training sessions include dogs at many different levels of learning at the same time. We welcome all breeds and sizes and really most enjoy our junior handlers – we foster a family atmosphere.
Many members of our Pack enjoy other sports and challenges with their dogs: field work, dock diving, disc, barn hunt, obedience, rally, agility and conformation. We also have certified therapy dogs in our club, visiting nursing homes and other facilities. Even though we have members in North Carolina and areas well outside Florence, we enjoy gathering together to support all our teammates and have fun.
We currently host the only tournaments in South Carolina, one in December and on in February. We regularly travel to tournaments in Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia, and have participated in the NAFA-hosted October CanAm tournament in Indianapolis, Indiana, as well. Occasionally, a team member of two will travel to other eastern states to participate in tournaments.
Our mission is to have fun with our dogs and each other. We believe each dog and handler is an important part of our Club. We support each other throughout the positive training process and into the tournament setting. We celebrate each and every milestone our dog and handler teams reach – and have a lot of fun doing it! Our dogs steadily earn points to gain higher titles, but it’s the joy of the game and participating with each other that makes us winners! We are proud to say we have Iron Dogs (Ten consecutive years of running NAFA Flyball) as members of our Club!
We offer free demonstrations of this awesome sport to any and all that ask. We have provided demos to the Florence Humane Society, Health South (rehab facility), the River Jamboree at Lynches River State Park and Central United Methodist Church, as well as dog training facilities in Myrtle Beach and North Carolina, and the Santa Paws Dog Pageant at Grand Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Contact us at the firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to learn more about Flyball and become part of our Pack!
Carolina Overdrive is a newly formed club located in Darlington, S.C., with members from Darlington, Florence, Sumter and the surrounding areas. We love to have fun, be as competitive as possible in our region, and we take great pride in our team. We strongly believe in the phrase “there is no I in team”. We celebrate, sweat and bleed together as a team, and we all work together for the betterment of each dog on the club.
It is very important to us that each dog and handler team’s abilities are recognized and honed. Carolina Overdrive has a variety of dogs including a couple of toy poodles!! The club is currently looking for motivated, committed people to join us for fun with their dogs and to help grow the club. We love sharing our sport with new handlers. Check us out on Facebook at Carolina Overdrive Flyball (link above) to learn more about us! Feel free to private message or email us to learn more about practice times and how you and your dog can get involved in this exciting sport!