Posted Date: August 15, 2017
News about a new program to develop competitors for future IFCS World Teams.
New for 2018, USDAA will be assembling a Development Team to help competitors prepare for future IFCS World Teams.
The goal of the development program is to continue building a solid foundation for future IFCS World Teams. This will be accomplished by recognizing talented dog/handler teams interested in competing at the international level, and preparing them for future IFCS World Agility Championships alongside the current members of Team USA.
Members of the development team will participate online with the 2018 IFCS World Team in training drills, exercises, and other pre-event preparations. They will also be invited to attend team practice(s) to assist as well as participate in some of the exercises and drills.
Up to eight (8) development team members will be selected for each of the four IFCS jump heights. The Alternates for the 2018 IFCS World Team will be selected from the WTSE development team members. The development members will be selected from WTSE competitors first. If there are still positions available non-WTSE competitors will be able to apply to be selected. More information will be on the application process will posted by the end of August.
Intent to Compete forms are due today, Tuesday, August 15th, for the 2018 World Team Selection Event being held in conjunction with the Front Range Agility Team USDAA event on September 15-17, 2017. The six IFCS classes will be run on Saturday and Sunday.
NOTE: Bitches in Season (BIS) competing for the World Team may run the six IFCS courses using a mat (without panties). All BIS, including those competing for the team, must wear panties at all other times on the show grounds and while competing in any other non-IFCS classes per the test schedule.
Competitors who want to try out for the 2018 World Team must file an Intent To Compete (ITC) form with World Team Coach Tracy Sklenar. Here is a link to the 2018 IFCS World Team Selection Rules. The ITC form can be found at the end of the rules document. If you intend to compete for the 2018 World Team please fill out the ITC form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org by the August 15th deadline. The form needs to be submitted by the deadline even if you are trying to get your qualifications at either the Central or Western Regionals.
Entries for the WTSE are due by the September 1st closing date. Here is a link to the test schedule.