All about USDAA

All about USDAA
Jan & Donna
The Basics
• USDAA is the oldest agility organization in the US
• Patterned after British standards of agility performance
• Five categories for performance
• Championship
• Performance
• Junior Handler
• Veterans
• Intro
• Championship heights 12”, 16”, 22”, 26”
• Performance heights 8”, 12”, 16”, 22”
• lower A-Frame (5’6” vs 6’3”)
• no spreads
• Veterans heights 4”, 8”, 12”, 16”
• lower A-Frame (5’0”)
The Basics
The Intro program is designed to help new competitors and dogs get
started in dog agility by measuring accomplishments in the early
stages of training. Performance standards in the Intro program are
based upon those in USDAA’s other classes with adjustments to
equipment configuration and course times
Competitors may enter the Intro Program classes “For Exhibition
Only” (FEO) provided they are not entered in the same class in another
program on the same day. Any toys used must not be a potential
distraction to other rings either audibly or by throwing or tossing it in
vicinity of other rings.
Titling Classes
3 Q’s to earn titles under 2 judges
5 Q’s for Masters / PIII Title
3 Snooker SQ’s (top 15% of class)
Must Q with different pairs partners
Agility Dog Titles (under 3 judges)
5 Tournament Q’s
Titling Classes
Regular – Faults then time
Jumpers – Faults then time
Gamblers – Points
Snooker – Points (37)
Relay – Time plus faults
Tournament Classes
Grand Prix
Grand Prix
oGrand Prix and Performance Grand Prix offered
oAll obstacles in standard course
oOne course for all level of competitors
oClean run required; fastest time wins
oSteeplechase and Performance Speed Jumping
oJumpers course plus A-Frame and Weaves
oRound One is for Qualifying score
oRound Two is for money
oIn one round A-frame is used twice
oIn the other round the Weaves are used twice
Dog Agility Masters (DAM) Team Championship
Performance Versatility Pairs
The competition demonstrates team work and competitors'
endurance and skill in a variety of disciplines as they apply a variety
of strategies in the different classes. Teams accumulate points
through five classes of competition, with the team scoring the
highest number of points being named Dog Agility Masters Team
Dog Agility Masters (DAM) Team Championship
Performance Versatility Pairs
Standard, except no table
Gamblers, could be time challenge
Jumpers, except with weaves
Relay, heaviest weighted class
Dog Agility Masters (DAM) Team Championship
Performance Versatility Pairs
Team Standard: 130 points each dog
Team Jumpers: 100 points each dog
Team Snooker: points X factor
Team Gamblers: points X factor
Team Relay: 150 points each dog
(less time less faults)
Higher score is better!
Dog Agility Masters (DAM) Team Championship
Performance Versatility Pairs
More Scoring…
Just don’t “E”
Q is calculated like Steeplechase
(25% of the top 3 average teams)
Just have fun…find teammates with similar goals
Time plus Faults: Team Standard, Team Jumpers, Team Relay
Points: Team Gamblers, Team Snooker
Regionals / 4-Star Events / Nationals
Local Events qualify competitors for Regionals
Regional events provide “byes” for Championships
4-Star Events qualify competitors for IFCS teams
Cynosport World Games
2012 will be in CO
Team, Grand Prix and Steeplechase
Includes Flyball, Dock Diving, Flying Disc, Canine Freestyle
Regionals for 2012
*Northwestern Regional, July 6-8, Auburn, Washington
*Western Regional, September 1-3, Prunedale, California
*Southwestern Regional, April 20-22, Camarillo, California
*Rocky Mountain Regional, April 27-29, Albuquerque, New Mexico
*South Central Regional, May 18-20, Fort Worth, Texas
*Central Regional, August 10-12, Olathe, Kansas
*North Central Regional, August 3-5, Crystal Lake, Illinois
*Southeastern Regional, June 8-10, Perry, Georgia
*Mid-Atlantic Regional, April 20-22, Palmyra, Pennsylvania
*New England Regional, July 13-15, Greenfield, Massachusetts
Survey Results
POLL QUESTION: We would like to get your feedback
regarding USDAA agility.
If you do trial regularly in USDAA trials, what are
your opinions?
Please select all that apply.
Survey Results
- I like the courses, 10 votes, 17.86%
- I like the classes, 8 votes, 14.29%
- Ability to go to Championships, 3 votes, 5.36%
- Any agility will do, 8 votes, 14.29%
- I like the number of classes offered, 10 votes, 17.86%
- I think the cost is fair, 6 votes, 10.71%
- I don't like the courses, 2 votes, 3.57%
- I don't like the classes, 0 votes, 0.00%
- I think it is too expensive, 2 votes, 3.57%
- Jump heights are an issue, 7 votes, 12.50%
Survey Results
POLL QUESTION: We would like to get your feedback
regarding USDAA.
If you do not regularly compete in USDAA we would like
to know why.
Please select all that apply from the choices below.
Survey Results
- People aren't friendly, 1 votes, 3.12%
- Don't understand all the rules, 3 votes, 9.38%
- Already compete in too many other venues, 5 votes, 15.62%
- Other not listed, 5 votes, 15.62%
- Jumps heights are too high, 13 votes, 40.62%
- Too many classes, 2 votes, 6.25%
- Too expensive, 3 votes, 9.38%

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