Friday, 11 January 2013

International CCAD March 16th 2013

Hello Everyone,
Here are details of another course analysis day to be held on March 16th, in Worcester. Please tell your friends and don't miss out on this super opportunity to take part, the CCAD on January 12th filled up quickly, and I am expecting a large interest in this day also!
March 16th 2013

Lee Gibson & David Russell present: CCAD (Supporting WAO team England Spain 2013)

(International) Comprehensive Course Analysis Day

Courses from recent EO, WAO, IFCS and FCI World Championships will be used.

To be held:

Saturday March 16th 2013

Sandbourne House and Stables,

Baughton on the Hill,

Earls Croome,




(9am course build) 9.30am – 4.30pm (5pm if needed) with a 1 hour lunch break

Featuring team 2013 WAO England Members Lee Gibson (Scott 650mm) & David Russell (Cae 300mm)

This day will include analysis specifically for small dogs with knowledge and input from WAO 2012 World Champion David Russell.


·         The cost will be £35 per handler and dog (inc deposit)

·         The cost for a spectator place is £25 (inc deposit)

·         £5 none-refundable deposit required to confirm your place (both spectator & full place)

Please email to book.

A brief introduction to the second of these exciting and new type of training days:


This day will be different from the existing type of training seminar you may have taken part on, such as the LGT Super Seminar’s. This day will focus on the competing aspect of agility, collectively utilising all the skills you already possess, giving strategies and plans for each course you run.


If you always feel you are “playing safe” or not seeing/selecting the “winning line” until you see someone else do it, and if you feel your handling of a course sometimes ruins your dogs chance of a clear round or even a place, then CCAD is for you.




What will happen during the CCAD?


There will be a course, which we will all run (like a competition. We shall observe but not critique) Once everyone has run, we will then have an in-depth analysis of the entire course, with focus points on –

·         Key points of what we have just witnessed

·         Handling choices & strategies

·         Decision making & line selection

·         Our advice and handling system / choice on particular sections of the course

·         The difference between large, medium and small dog systems


We will then re-walk and repeat the course with our dogs, improving on the last run. Brief feedback will be given to each handler as they finish their runs.


We will cover 2 agility and 2 jumping courses, with a total of 8 runs (4 courses ran twice each)


What standard or level will the courses be?


The courses will be aimed at grade 6&7 level (FCI class3), however this does not mean that a competent grade 4 dog for example, cannot take part. The courses will be taken from past World Championships and International events.


What are the exact aims of the day?


As with the LGT-Super Seminars, specific focus and aims are established before the training day. CCAD is no different. The day is aimed at improving the following skills:


·         Handlers course walking ability

·         Awareness & reading of courses

·         Decision making with confidence

·         Goal setting and planning for each course

·         Knowing how to tackle international courses and trends


Is my dog suitable for this type of day?


The aim of this day is for the handler’s benefit, to increase their knowledge and confidence when planning to run a course at competition, however to ensure that everyone gets the most out of the day, I have prepared a short criteria list:


CCAD Dog Criteria:

·         Dog can be at any level between Grades 4-7

·         Handler to run a dog that is confident with ALL equipment

·         Dog is to be reasonably reliable on weaves and contacts (i.e. handler is prepared to use independence if needed)

·         Dogs with less control are not suitable

·         You may swap dogs between courses if you have two dogs, but can only run each course once when your turn comes around each time.


CCAD Handler Criteria:

·         Anyone who is wanting to improve any of the key points or aims listed above!

·         A fun and outgoing approach, we will work hard with the analysis but the day will also be a lot of fun too!

·         Be willing to help with course changes (this will be greatly appreciated)


Tea and coffee available all day.

I believe that CCAD will be interesting and informative. Look forward to seeing you on the International CCAD on March 16th 2013.

The proceeds from this day are going towards helping cover some of the expenses of representing team England at the WAO 2013 for both myself and David Russell.

We will also be donating a percentage of the takings to team England, helping fund the entire England team on its quest to bring back medals from the WAO 2013 in Spain.
I hope to see you in March!

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