Flyball Title Listings

Flyball races involve two teams of four dogs each, racing side-by-side over a 51 foot course. Each dog must run in relay fashion down the jumps, trigger a flyball box to release a ball, retrieve the ball, and return over the jumps. The next dog cannot start its run until the previous dog has returned over all four jumps and reached the start/finish line. The first team to have all four dogs finish wins the heat (round). Typically, teams compete in three to five heats. The team that wins the most heats wins the event!   Based on run times, teams earn points toward individual titles. Currently, flyball titling opportunities are available through North American Flyball Association (NAFA) and United Flyball League (U-FLI).

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NORTH AMERICAN FLYBALL ASSOCIATION (NAFA)

  NAFA was formed in the early 1980s and became the worldwide authority on flyball. It is the oldest and most established flyball registry and sanctioning organization.   NAFA titles are based on points earned in flyball competitions sponsored by over 900 NAFA-affiliated clubs. The number of points awarded depends on a team’s running times.   Each year, NAFA sponsors the North American Flyball Championships.   For more information, contact NAFA at www.nafa.org; 1333 West Devon Avenue, #512, Chicago, Illinois 60660; (800) 318-6312; or flyball@flyball.org.


Title Title or Recognition Name Points Required
FD Flyball Dog 20
FDX Flyball Dog Excellent 100
FDCh Flyball Dog Champion 500
FDCh-S Flyball Dog Champion - Silver 1000
FDCh-G Flyball Dog Champion - Gold 2500
FM Flyball Master 5000
FMX Flyball Master Excellent 10,000
FMCh Flyball Master Champion 15,000
  ONYX, Commemorative Pin & Plaque 20,000
FGDCh-30 Flyball Grand Champion 30,000
  Commemorative Pin & Plaque 40,000
  Commemorative Pin & Plate for 40k Plaque 50,000 - 90,000
  Hobbes Award, Includes Commemorative Pin & Plaque 100,000

 

 

UNITED FLYBALL LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL (U-FLI)

  U-FLI was founded in November 2004 as an alternative sanctioning and titling organization for flyball enthusiasts. Its primary objectives have been to introduce innovation to the sport, and to refocus flyball as a “fun, family-friendly, dog sport.” Toward that end, U-FLI has developed a Junior Handler award program for youths under age 18, along with several competition divisions, including, Standard, Variety (four different breeds), Singles, and Pairs. All dogs jump from 6 – 12 inches.   U-FLI titles are point-based. The number of points earned in a flyball heat depends on a team’s running time. Winning teams also earn bonus points.   U-FLI also offers an annual championship tournament.   For more information, contact U-FLI at http://www.u-fli.com; PMB 169, 4132 South Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89103; or (702) 527-UFLI (8354).

Award Pins
Title Title Name Points Required
TF Top Flight 100
TF-I Top Flight I 500
TF-II Top Flight II 750
TF-III Top Flight III 1,000
TFE Top Flight Executive 2,500
TFE-I Top Flight Executive I 4,000
TFE-II Top Flight Executive II 5,500
TFE-III Top Flight Executive III 7,000
TFP Top Flight Premier 9,500
TFP-I Top Flight Premier I 12,000
TFP-II Top Flight Premier II 14,500
TFP-III Top Flight Premier III 17,000
TFFC Top Flight First Class 20,500
TFFC-I Top Flight First Class I 24,000
TFFC-II Top Flight First Class II 27,500
TFFC-III Top Flight First Class III 31,000
TFWC Top Flight World Class 35,500
TFWC-I Top Flight World Class I 40,000
TFWC-II Top Flight World Class II 44,500
TFWC-III Top Flight World Class III 49,000
TFX Top Flight X-treme 54,500
TFX-I Top Flight X-treme I 60,000
TFX-II Top Flight X-treme II 65,500
TFX-III Top Flight X-treme III 71,000
Title Title Name Points Required
TFU Top Flight Ultimate 77,500
TFU-I Top Flight Ultimate I 84,000
TFU-II Top Flight Ultimate II 90,500
tfu-iii Top Flight Ultimate III 97,000
Milestone Plaques
Title Points Required
Top Flight Expert 20,000
Top Flight Ace 35,000
Top Flight Champion 50,000
Top Flight Specialist 75,000
Top Flight Elite 100,000

 

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