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If you would like to compete for Team GB at the European Open Junior competition in 2019 (held in Switzerland), continue reading to find out how to get involved:
To be part of YKC Agility Team GB you must first qualify to be on the Squad. Once part of the squad, you will need to demonstrate your skills across two squad days and the ADOY Semi-finals at Crufts 2019. The team will be selected based on the performances at all three of these events.
The YKC Squad will be made up of:
Members who have gained 30 points or more at ADOY qualifiers in 2018 with more than one dog may choose any number of those dogs to be entered into the EOJ Team GB Squad.
The coaching team reserve the right to select additional members onto squad for any reason.
Please Note: Only apply to join the squad if you are committed to taking part. Competing internationally is expensive and time consuming, please do not enter into this process if you do not think you will be able to compete at the event. (EOJ 2019 competitions are being held in Switzerland during July 2019).
NB: - All official team/training days ARE NOT OPTIONAL (marked with "*"), failure to attend may result in removal from the team
The team will be selected based upon the member’s performance in both Squad day 1, Squad day 2 and Crufts 2019.
The team will be announced approximately one week after Crufts 2019.
There will be five “win-on-spot” opportunities for members to compete for
None of the “win-on-spot” places will roll down – if they are not taken for any reason, the place is lost.
The coaching team will each make observations during the two squad days and the ADOY semi-final at Crufts. As soon as Crufts finishes, the coaching team will meet to discuss their thoughts, and from there the YKC Team GB selection will be made.
The coaching team will pick the Team that they think will best represent Agility Team GB. The process is subjective and may not correlate directly with just the scoresheets. The process
Further details about the selection process will be announced nearer the time to the squad.
Firstly, let the YKC know which squad day you cannot make and why – do this as early as possible. Non-attendance at a squad day may affect your possibility of being selected for the team
If you miss a squad day, you will no longer be eligible for the “win-on-spot” places on offer at the squad days. You can still get a “win-on-spot” place by winning or being the reserve at the ADOY final at Crufts 2019.
Following the Team selection – there will two official team training days to prepare the team for the competition in Switzerland.
Additional unofficial training will be arranged at agility shows around the country where possible.
Further details about the EOJ, team training and any additional competition information will be given when available and we aim to share as many details as we can before the first squad day.