On Friday 22nd April, the Young Kennel Club organised a team training evening for the YKC Junior Team. This provided an opportunity for the YKC Junior Team to run a session in the same format as the Performance Weekend which took place on the following two days. The Junior Team were even fortunate enough to have International judge Mr Anders Virtanen from Finland there to undertake the role as guest judge.
During the display the majority of the Coaching Team were present, along with a few of the adult team coaches offering support and advice for the young handlers. The structure of the evening was to run a jumping course once, to analyse performances and discuss where mistakes were made, then run the same course again, looking for improvement. Mr Anders Virtanen set a very challenging jumping course for the juniors which provided interesting challenges for each handler.
Running the course a second time provided the coaching team with a further opportunity to look at the progress the team were making. It was clear to see that the team had made a positive improvement from the selection days held in February.
The judge Mr Anders Virtanen commented that he was very impressed with the standard of the Junior Team and wished them the best of luck for the Championships.