Denver Speed Demons
We have a beginner flyball class starting soon! Spaces are limited and we will be following COVID-19 precautions.
Contact us here for more information!
We are currently practicing twice a month at Matrix Dog Sports in Longmont Sundays 6:30-8:00 pm.
What is Flyball?
Flyball is a team sport for dogs and their human companions. It is a fast-paced relay race consisting of four dogs per team. The dogs are trained to jump four hurdles in a straight line, trigger a "Flyball Box" to shoot out a tennis ball, then run back over all four hurdles with the ball. The first team to get all four of their dogs down to the box and back without errors WINS! A Flyball Team usually consists of 4-6 dogs with their handlers and one boxloader.
Who are the Denver Speed Demons?
The Denver Speed Demons club formed in 2007. We were previously part of the DEO Speedwaggin' flyball club. DEO began training and competing in flyball in 2002 and was one of the oldest and largest clubs in the state. Due to DEO's rapid growth in Colorado and its large size, the group split into five separate regional clubs. The Denver area group is now The Denver Speed Demons. We compete in NAFA (North American Flyball Association) sanctioned tournaments and put on flyball demonstrations for various groups and events in the Denver area.
Can I play? Puppies and Beginner Flyball
We offer a Beginner Flyball and Intermediate Flyball Program alongside our Advanced Practices at Matrix Dog on Sunday evenings. We are now offering options for puppies as well. In our Beginners we introduce dogs to the basics of flyball. We focus on going over the jumps, recalls, motivation, turns and retrieving the ball from a box. No aggressive dogs are allowed in classes. If you are interested in training, please contact us for more information.
Intermediate and Advanced Flyball
Intermediate classes are held on a drop in basis Sunday nights at Matrix Dog Sports in Longmont. These classes teach dogs how to use the flyball box, how to run on a team and prepare dogs and their handlers for racing in tournaments. When a dog is determined to be "tournament ready" they graduate to the Advanced group. In Advanced practice we work on team drills, strength and conditioning, passing and box drills and fine tuning our racing skills.
Denver Speed Demons at the 2022 Launch Spring Fling Tournament
Denver Speed Demons in 2015 at Copper's Gone to the Dogs