Video Titling Field Set Up

Setting up for Video Titling Success!

Download our Video Titling Checklist in pdf

Field Prep - see diagrams for small and large fields in Chapter 5 of the NATE Official Regulations Handbook

Set up a goal area

  • Size is 15 feet wide by 5 feet deep set against the back boundary.

  • Use at least 3 foot high sturdy material on 3 sides: back, right and left sides (exercise pen, lattice).

  • Mark the goal line with tape, chalk, rope, etc.

  • Sides of the goal must be stable with dog able to play ball off the outside without them moving or being held by the handler.

  • Any bumper within the goal area must be set no closer than 2’ behind the goal line.

Mark handler area

  • Size is 25 feet wide by 5 feet deep directly in front of goal area.

  • Mark the line with tape, chalk, rope, cones in the corner, etc.
Set up outside edge of field
  • Use cones or snow fencing to mark sides and back of field area.
  • A & B divisions Pre-Novice and Novice; Veteran division all levels field may be 35' W by 50' L, 50' W X 50' L, or 50' W by 75' L.
  • A & B divisions Intermediate, Advanced and Expert field must be 50 feet wide by 75 feet long.
Mark field distances from the goal line (Recommended)
  • Mark the point ball distance with a larger more distinguishable cone/sign
  • Mark every five feet with a smaller cone/sign. This will help the judge with depth perception. 
  • For Balls N Order, check that you have marked the minimum ball roll back distance.
Set up video camera
  • Use a tripod or hold camera very steady.
  • Set up on one side as far back as necessary to see the goal, entire handler area, and ball formation.
  • On Intermediate and above pan as necessary at the start of the run to show marking of point ball distance line and entry into field. (Recommended)
  • Don’t shoot into the sun.
Field Overview Video
  • Stand in the middle of the field and pan slowly around the field pausing at the goal area.
  • The video can be sent in separately or combined with runs.
  • Field Overview videos can be used for all dogs and handlers from a particular training field with no time limit as long as the fencing and goal/handler box markings do not change.
Shoot your field overview video and sample runs. Submit the links with the Field Set up Review or Modification Request Form if you have any questions or want to make sure your setup will work.

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