The YKC Agility Team Coach Josie has written a blog for me about this years tryouts for juniors interested in going to the JEO in Finland. It’s an amazing competition for young handlers and Josie sets out why young handlers interested in top level agility should consider entering.
With the approach of this years YKC Junior European Open (JEO) Squad Tryout Day, myself and the rest of the coaching team are starting to get excited.
This year we have the opportunity to see all handlers at their best with two FCI style courses judged by Dan Shaw at the YKC Newark training event on October 26th.
We aim to develop not only the squad selected this year, but we’re also looking for future potential we witness on the tryout day. With the extended resources and a fantastic new sporting relationship with Hartpury University/College, the education provided this year will aim to further many agility potentials including: canine wellbeing, health, nutrition and handler fitness. All aiming to create the all around agility athletes of the future.
We’re also looking at a number of travel options to Finland 2020 as we realise this is a big trip for YKC members and their families. So don’t let this put you off entering the tryout day.
Entries have not yet closed so all YKC handlers with grade 4-7 dogs who are ready for this style of event will be looked at and considered…plus you will gain fantastic experience from this tryout day.
The closing date for the tryout day is 30th September so hurry and enter here on the YKC web site.