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Wednesday
Nov022016

USDAA 2017 Jump Heights and Tournament Rules

USDAA has announced a change in the jump height performance standards and cutoffs. The new 2017 jump heights for the Championship, Performance, Veterans and Intro programs are as follows: 

This amendment to jump heights requires no equipment modifications since it utilizes jump heights currently in place. Specific amendments and modifications to the Rulebook will be made and posted under the Rules Amendment section of the Regulations eBook section of the website by December 28, 2016.

Excerpted from The Overview, Special Announcement, October 2016

More information can be found about the new heights, rules for transistioning to the new heights and new regulations for Tournements at USDAA.com

Wednesday
Oct262016

FAST Just Got FASTER

Beginning January 3, 2017 Clubs can offer the same FAST course for all levels. This will really speed up how long these classes can take to build, walk and run. There will be more flexibility in how Sends can be designed so look for changes and new challenges.

At a club's discretion, any of 3 levels of FAST courses may be combined into one course with embedded Sends or may be run as separate courses.

Following is a summary of the changes:

New Send Distances in Open & Excellent/Master: 

Novice – 2 obstacles required at a minimum distance of 5’ to a maximum distance of 10’

Open – 2 or 3 obstacles are required at a minimum distance of 5’ to a maximum distance of 20’ depending on the number of obstacles used. If only 2 obstacles are used in the send then one of the obstacles must be between 10’ and 15’. If 3 obstacles are used then at least one obstacle must be between 10’ and 15’. No more than one obstacle may be less than 10’ and no more than one obstacle can be greater than 15’.

Excellent/Master – 3 obstacles are required at a minimum distance of 5’ to a maximum distance of 25’ with a change of direction or obstacle discrimination. No more than one obstacle may be less than 15’ and no more than one obstacle may be greater than 20’.

Additional changes:

All class levels will be allowed to walk together  at the club’s option with Send lines noted for each level.

All obstacle point values will remain the same for the different class levels

9 to 12 weaves poles will be required in all levels of FAST

Running Order is up to the the club to decide.

The Send’s can be embedded all together or there can be multiple Send lines on the course. 

3 tunnel passes will be allowed in FAST, however, only 2 tunnel passes in any one Send

Point value structure for the Send remains the same. Minimum of 5 points and maximum of 15 point

One dual pointed obstacle will be allowed on the course.

A tunnel and only a tunnel in the Send portion of the course may be done a second time without an obstacle in between.

The finish obstacle may be POINTED. If the finish obstacle is pointed it MUST be a jump and bi-directional.

The Tire is NO LONGER allowed on the course.

Excerpted from: FAST Just Got Faster by By kittybradley1 on October 26, 2016, https://akcagilityjudges.wordpress.com/2016/10/26/fast-just-got-faster/