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 email@example.com. She can advise you on how to get started, and connect you with a Regional Director in your area.
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.
Recent/Upcoming Board Meetings
Please see the attached agenda for the upcoming board meeting on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 6:00 PM Central.
The minutes of the August 18th board meeting are posted.
The Junior Participants Pin Design contest has closed.
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.
The comment period for Supervising Judge application for Dave Collett of Lincoln, NE is now closed.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.
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.