Originally Posted by adojrts
This is why I strongly recommend to my students to avoid snooker at first when they are just starting out competing. Having said that we also train a solid 'here' which means don't do anything, run past it until told to do an obstacle
Congrats on the q btw.
Yeah, I'm super glad this was not our first trial! I would have taken a lot of backwards steps had our first time in the ring been snooker! (We've been solidly trialing for 2 years--it was just our first USDAA trial)
It is interesting how different venues value different things. I was blown away at the simplicity of the gamblers course compared to what is expected on NADAC entry level courses, but then the USDAA required a lot of strategies in Snooker that I've never needed to train for an AKC or NADAC course.
I don't see us ever doing USDAA again, but it was a fun day!