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.
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.
WELCOME! Do you want to play Flyball with your dog?
Look for clubs in your area in the NAFA Locator and find out your NAFA Regional Director.
Can't find what you need? Contact Jayne McQuillen at firstname.lastname@example.org. She can advise you on how to get started, and connect you with a Regional Director in your area.
Here's your chance to design the artwork for this year's NAFA CanAm apparel; hoodies, t-shirts, etc.!
Competition is open, so send in your designs to email@example.com.
Closing for entries is June 30, 2022.
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*.
How would you like to design the next Junior Participant Pin? The design contest is open to all junior competitors, ages 5-17 years of age!
Visit juniors.shtml and jrpincontest.html for details!
The contest will end June 30th. Send in your design to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The winning design from last year is being produced and is planned to be ready for distribution at CanAm.
The NAFA BoD Agenda Teleconference for April 25 is posted.
The abridged minutes from the February BOD teleconference are posted.
For any questions regarding new rules please contact email@example.com
DOUBLE DOG POINTS!: tournaments from Oct 1, 2021 thru Dec 31, 2022, will have dog points doubled for all classes.
The doubling happens after the scoring file is uploaded. 20% bonus for first place regular is calculated on the
doubled points, and shows up the morning after the tournament is scored.
Iron dog FY2021 waiver: the iron dog calculator on the dog points page now shows the FY2021 waiver due to the pandemic (dogs that are eligible
for the waiver and need it will have a yes* beside FY2021 in the calculator). Dogs that needed the waiver for their iron dog
title for FY2021 now have the title in the NAFA database.
April 1, 2021 to September 30,2021 - Transitional Flyball
Requirements and recommendations for Transitional Flyball have been updated as of Aug 23, 2021:
*Version 5 - NAFA continues to follow CDC and Health Canada guidelines. Removed reference to May 13 CDC update, as their guidance has since changed.
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
Make measuring easier for competitors, RDs, and judges.
Make measuring consistent.
Ensure fair checks and balances in the overall process.
Overview of New Measuring System
A brief video introduction of the new measuring device (NAFA specialized ruler + laser level)*
*Measuring of dog is for equipment demonstration purposes only.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.