USA Youth News
Earn Sportsbook Points
October 11, 2011
The 2011 USCA Nationals is a great place to earn your sport book points!
The 2011 USCA Nationals is a great place to earn points in your USCA Youth Sport Books!! If you will be attending Nationals, (and you are not trialing a dog), and are interested in volunteering to help with the event, please email me at email@example.com and let me know you're coming! Every hour counts towards points earned!! Make sure you remember to bring your
USCA Youth Sport Books
so that I can fill them out for you before you leave.
— Aubree Sorbo
Kayla Weller Wins Youth Scholarship
August 3, 2011
The USCA Youth Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that the recipient for the 2011 Youth Scholarship is Kayla Weller from Riverside,Ca. Kayla is a member of
Golden State SchH Club.
She is a graduate of LaSierra HS, and be attending California State University in San Bernardino. She plans to major in Kinesiology and to become a physical therapist. Kayla was a member of the HS varsity swim team, National Honor Society and had perfect attendance. Her community service work included volunteering at Dept of Animal services and fostering.
The Schutzhund USA Youth Scholarship is intended to be recognition in the form of an educational grant to those well-rounded student scholars. The Youth Committee is very pleased to provide your scholarship. The scholarship is intended to help our youth members reach their educational goals, and can be applied toward education-related costs.
The Schutzhund USA Youth Scholarship has been made possible by generous donations, and established to recognize and reward America's youth who demonstrate responsibility and dedication to academics and the Schutzhund sport.
Congratulations again on being selected the 2011 scholarship recipient. Best of luck to you as you continue your studies.
January 28, 2010
We would like to thank these folks who have generously stepped forward with donations for the USA Youth Scholarship fund.
- Coal Mountain Schutzhund Association
- United SchH Clubs - In memory of Dan Brigham
- Craig & Karen Groh - In memory of Dan Brigham
- OG Buckeye - In Memory of Dan Brigham
- AJ Slaughter, Falconhurst - In Memory of Dan Brigham
- Tim Clothier, Blackstar Working Boxers - In Memory of Dan Brigham
- Mike Novac & Jan Collins - In Memory of Dan Brigham
- OG Buckeye Club Members - in memory of Paul Bertram
- Mid Michigan Rottweiler & Schutzhund Klub in Memory of Dan Brigham
- Bessie Hunryager
January 18, 2010
The annual Schutzhund YOUTH Championship will be hosted in the Mideast Region, by Mid Ohio Schutzhund Club, on April 22-25 at the USA Working Dog Championships.
Youth awards will be presented at the event, please be sure to return your Academic Application prior to the event.
ACADEMIC APPLICATIONS Click to visit Youth Program Page
The Schutzhund USA Youth Scholarship Committee is presently seeking the class of 2010 scholarship candidates!
The Schutzhund USA Youth Scholarship is intended to be recognition in the form of an educational grant to those well-rounded student scholars. Winning a scholarship is beneficial to any student, even several years following their receipt of the award. When a student is recognized for their accomplishments, it gives them confidence to pursue other goals. Receiving a scholarship indicates the student stood out among his peers, and that the scholarship provider recognized this quality.
The Schutzhund USA Youth Scholarship Committee believes that it is very important for students to recognize their own potential early in their academic careers in order for them to foster its growth.
Receiving recognition from an organization or company helps the students take this step.
- Must maintain a good standing with the United Schutzhund Clubs of America
- Must be a United States citizen or classified as a permanent resident attending any high school within the United States
- Must demonstrate involvement in the dog sport with an AWDF organization and involvement with school or community activities
- Must show a sound interest and positive attitude toward higher education.
- Must intend to enroll in a full time degree program at any college, university, business or technical school within the United States
- Must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 at the end of the junior year of high school
- Must have a minimum GPA of 3.00 as a graduating senior
INFORMATION FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION — Click here
June 27, 2009
2009 Youth Scholarship Awarded
Photo by Craig Groh
USA 2009 Scholarship winner, Joelynn Zub with her dog, V Endy von Grohaus, SchH1, OB2 KKL1
"It is a privilege and honor to announce the recipient for the 2009 Youth Scholarship is Joelynn Zub", stated Michele Scarberry Schutzhund USA Youth Director.
Joelynn is the daughter of Karen and Craig Groh and a youth member of Somis Sch Club since 2005.
She will attend California Lutheran University in September.
The Schutzhund USA Youth Committee voted unanimously on her application, Joelynn's criteria made her an excellent candidate who embodied the values of this committee.
Joelynn competed at the 2007 USA HOT-Youth Championships. She received USA's first Academic Youth Award — this award is based on the athletic-academic accomplishments of the youth member.
Joelynn has devoted her time and efforts to help the Somis Sch Club organize and host numerous trials, she has raised, trained, and titled her dog to achieve an excellent (V) conformation rating, KKI, Sch1, OB2 title. Joelynn is currently training her dog for the RH1. In addition to her own dog, Joelynn assists the training of service dogs that are used by various government agencies.
Academically, Joelynn is an outstanding candidate. Her extra curricular activities and leadership positions include:
- Relay for Life (an American Cancer Society Fund Raiser) Hero Club
- California Scholarship Foundatio
- Volunteering at her high school track meets, Adolfo Camarillo High School
The committee asked one question of each candidate … "What lesson they've learned through spending time, or training their dog"
Joelynn answered, "That it has taught me to work hard for what I want, to be dedicated, ambitious, and to not give up if you want to succeed, to always give your best effort, and to learn from your mistakes."
April 23, 2009
2009 Youth Academic Award
USA President Lyle Roetemeyer presents award to Veronica Adams
Veronica Adams of the OG Penn-Ohio Club received the Youth Academic award at the 2009
USA Youth Championship -- an event held in conjunction with the USA Working Dog Championships.
Veronica is the daughter of Staci Adams and attends Claysville Elementary.
Youth at HOT/Obedience/Youth Championships
October 2, 2008
, Mike Caputo, Dominic Scarberry, Nathaniel Roque,
Sydney Wagner, Günter Lanfer
Dominic Scarberry and Sydney Wagner were the USA Youth competitors at the recent
Championships. Dominic trialed Vimo to a very nice score of 268 in SchH3. Sydney and Yasso
tracked to a TR3 score of 90.
March 28, 2008
Sportsmanship refers to the virtues of fairness, self-control, courage, persistence,
and is typically regarded as a component of morality, fair play and good character.
Good sportsmanship occurs when teammates, opponents, coaches, and officials treat
each other with respect.
Our Youth learn the basics of sportsmanship from the adults
in their lives, especially from their parents and coaches. Youth who see adults
behaving in a sportsmanlike way gradually come to understand that the real winners
in sports are those who know how to persevere and to behave with dignity — whether
they win or lose. Parents can help their children understand that good sportsmanship
includes small gestures, and efforts. It starts with something as simple as shaking
hands with your opponent , and includes acknowledging good performances made by
others, and accepting bad calls gracefully. Displaying good sportsmanship isn't
always easy: It can be tough to congratulate the opposing team after losing.
Learning good sportsmanship means finding that the positive attitude learned on
the sport field will carry over into other areas of life. At school, you're able
to appreciate the contributions made by classmates and know how to work as part of
a team to complete a project. In adult life, you will enjoy more success at work,
because a big part of learning good sportsmanship is learning to be respectful of
others, including customers, coworkers, and bosses.
Five Facets of Sportsmanship
- Full commitment to participation (working hard during practice and competition,
acknowledging mistakes, and trying to improve)
- Respect and concern for rules and officials
- Respect and concern for social conventions (shaking hands, recognizing the good
performance of an opponent)
- Respect and concern for the opponent (lending equipment to the opponent, agreeing
to participate even if the opponent is late)
- Avoiding poor attitudes toward participation ( not showing temper after a loss or
USA Youth at Mid-Eastern Regional Conformation Show
Mideastern Regional Breed Warden, Michele Scarberry, gives a big thanks to the youth members who helped make the recent regional conformation show a smashing success!
- Katarina Pankratz (10 years) - she handled a dog in the show, and ran the 50/50
- Brandon McKendrick (15 years) - he helped with the rocket recall and the steak dinner.
- Jessica Matarrese (16 years) - she helped set up for the show
Scarberry (13) - helped set up for the meeting, cleaned up trash and helped handlers move crates in & out of hotel rooms
Sara & Margaret excel at the North Central Championships
Oct 5, 2007 — by Sheri Trudrung
Photo by Michelle Stephens
(L to R)
Sara Wiese with Watz,
SV Judge Rui Mueller,
Jennifer Acevedo (trial secretary) and
Margaret Trudrung with Chana
We were happy to see two youth competitors in the 2007 North Central Regional Championships!
Sara Wiese with Watz and Margaret Trudrung with Chana. Both girls did a super job
and the judge, Rudi Mueller, made very favorable comments in each of their critiques. Ironically,
both girls were the same age and it was only the second schutzhund trial for each.
However, they both looked like seasoned veterans!
Sara Wiese and Watz zum Jurgenshof
had a bit of trouble on the track but her stadium work was very good. She finished
Margaret Trudrung and Chana von
der Wilden Nachbarschaft had a bit of trouble on the track also but finished with
90 92 95 -- 277. Margaret won the High Auslander trophy and was thrilled to qualify
for the nationals! Margaret trains with the Middle Tennessee Working Dog Association.
MTWDA is excited to see our first youth handler in the 2007 Nationals.
Sara Wiese and Watz zum Jurgenshof SchH3 IPO3 kkl1 is owned by Marty Saso
& Wolfgang Mueller Margaret Trudrung and Chana von der Wilden Nachbarschaft SchH
3 kkl2 is owned by Mary Bowden.