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If you want to see what flyball is all about, here are a couple videos to watch: this VIDEO is a little older but has some good information, and this VIDEO, which shows them most current racing style. These are not SOTC dogs, but it's a really good compilation of what it's like to see various dogs on a flyball team run.

Flyball is a TEAM SPORT in which dogs race the clock and each other to complete the course. Some people describe flyball as drag racing for dogs. A team of four dogs lines up in their own lane facing a course of 51 feet. Each lane consists of 4 jumps and a spring-loaded flyball box at the end which ejects the tennis ball. Each dog on the team must cover all the jumps, trigger the box and return to their handler with the tennis ball before the next dog can go - all while another team races beside them. The first team to have all four dogs complete the course successfully is the winner.

SOTC is now offering flyball classes at their new facility. All classes will be taught by flyball people who have been racing for several years and have achieved significant titles on their own dogs.

The North American Flyball Association (NAFA) and the United Flyball League International (UFLI) both offer flyball tournaments throughout the U.S. and Canada. All dogs — both mixed-breed and pure-breed dogs — are welcome to compete in flyball events. In addition to team racing, UFLI also offers pairs and singles racing. Both registries assign points and titles for dogs competing.

 

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