Onsite IJA State Team Information
Live and Model Dogs
Team Members Live Dog
Pure Breed and Free Style Competitions 4 Team Members
Team Members Live Dogs
Creative Styling Competitions 1 Team Member
Team Members Model Dogs
Pure Breed Competitions and Free Style Competitions 4 Team Member
Team Members Model Dog
Creative Styling Competitions 2 Team Members
State Team Captain Qualifications and Responsibilities
State Team Captain Qualifications
The state team captain and co-captain oversee the team. The captains must be leaders and great team players with excellent organization, negotiation, and communication skills to assist their team in bringing home the gold in State, Regional, and National Competitions.
How to Submit: State Team Captain
State team captains submit their state team registrations for Live Dog or Model Dog Competitions. The current onsite team has the first chance to renew each year.
Live Dog $100 Registration Fee and Banner Fee for Competition Ring
Model Dog $100 Registration Fee and Banner Fee for Competition Ring
State Team Captain and Co-Captain Responsibilities
Study - Know - Understand
State captains and co-captains understand IJA events, rules, policies, and procedures relating to the state - regional - national, and international competitions.
Organize - Participate - Events
State team captains and co-captains organize and participate in events with other team captains and competitors to prepare for Regionals and Nationals.
Secure and Supply Competition Dogs
State team captains work directly with breeders, competitors, and other state team captains to secure high-quality competition dogs. Great competition dogs result in wins when it comes to live dog competitions.
Search and Find and Secure Sponsorship
Team captains secure and promote local and state sponsorships to assist with overall expenses connected with competing on the national stage. Captains also play a huge role in promoting the events to encourage and secure industry sponsorship.
Secure and Maintain Accurate Team Member Information
Captains are responsible for securing state team member data to complete team processing procedures for events.
Collect Required Deposits and Fees
Captains are responsible for securing deposits and fees from team members.
Team Expenses - National Events
Captains secure sponsorship to cover expenses for the logo, banner, and team uniforms.
Qualification Competitions Onsite Venue
The facility to conduct qualification competitions must be designed to accommodate the competition dogs' bathing, drying, and styling.
Online qualifications are available for competitors that are not able to attend onsite qualification events. Before and after photos are submitted to IJA for the judges to evaluate the competitors and give a level 1 novice, level 2 master, level 3 expert, or level 4 specialist score.