USCA Youth Program was founded to promote the dog sport of Schutzhund among our youth, through integrating the sport of dog training, competition, and encouraging the use of critical thinking skills, and teaching sportsmanship. Numerous segments of the sport are incorporated in our program for the handler to receive points for successfully handling dogs in any of these working dog arenas: Tracking, Obedience, Working Trials, Conformation Shows, Breed Surveys, volunteering at sanctioned events, Search and Rescue. Sportsmanship, one of the most important virtues to teach our children, and is regarded as a component of morality, fair play and good character. Our programs intent is to incorporate education and sport initiatives. To provide seminars and competitions. To encourage experimentation, foster leadership and camaraderie.
To recognize and reward youth who demonstrate responsibility and dedication to academics and the sport of Schutzhund.
Youth’s who have a USCA Sport Medal Book (registered youth members) are invited to attend the Youth Experience on Saturday, May 7, at 1 p.m.
Youth Committee member Karen Seaton will guide you through the YOUTH EXPERIENCE, you will personally visit participating vendors, receive a memorabilia item, your photo will be taken with the vendor and some photos published in our magazine.
To participate, please register by Friday, April 22.
APPLICATION for ACADEMIC AWARDS:
Presented by the Youth Committee; the award is bestowed for academic achievements, grades 1 - 12.
Awards are presented at the USCA SIEGER SHOW and WORKING DOG CHAMPIONSHIP
Applications are due 30 days prior to the event (March 25, 2016 for Sieger Show) (April 8, 2016 for WDC)