• Wed, December 01, 2021 3:52 PM | Monica Pielage

    Congrats on Recent Titles!

    A double shout out to Sue and Ozzie from Indiana for earning two new titles: Novice Standard and Novice Balls n Order. Not only has this team been busy but they also have a nice, smooth working style. Congratulations!

    Congratulations to Tammy and Chase from Indiana for earning their Standard Novice Title. This team had 3 very nice, clean, smooth runs. Such great teamwork! Team Chase ROCKS!

    Hooray for Lisa and Logan from Washington! They just earned their Standard Advanced Title. Logan is speedy and Lisa keeps him having fun all the way through to bringing the 8th ball into the goal. Really nice teamwork!

  • Fri, November 26, 2021 4:26 PM | Monica Pielage

    NATE Congratulates Recent Teams to Earn Titles!

    Let’s celebrate Zelda and Abby from California for earning their Pre-Novice Standard title! This team has amazing speed, accuracy and efficiency. Great job!

    Congratulations to Patsy and Keto from Oregon for earning their Advanced Standard Title! It is so much fun to watch Keto control and “steer” the balls. Great work Team Keto!

    Hip-hip hooray for Paula and Betty Ann from Oregon for earning their Intermediate Standard title. Betty Ann does a fantastic job lining up behind each ball and then enthusiastically bringing it back to Paula. The redirect to the point ball in run #3 was gorgeous! Great Teamwork!

    Let’s celebrate Paula and Betty Ann from Oregon for earning their Novice Balls N Order title. Betty Ann drives the balls in with such speed and controlled enthusiasm! Both team members are so happy while completing clean runs! This Team has been busy in 2021!

  • Fri, October 22, 2021 1:50 PM | Monica Pielage


    Hip-hip hooray for Sandy White and Chase from Indiana! They have earned their Novice titles in both Standard and Balls N Order. Watch in his Standard run as Sandy helps this young dog focus on the point ball despite the distractions of being at a live event. Then he quickly brings in the other balls. In the Balls N Order run you will see great teamwork and straight pushing after Chase is easily directed to the correct balls. Awesome!

    Congratulations to Lisa and Logan from Washington. They just earned their Novice Balls N Order title with fast, clean runs. Watch their superb teamwork as Logan takes almost invisible direction to ball 2. Wow!

    Hip-hip hooray for Linda and Winston from Washington for earning their Pre-Novice title! Winston’s pushes are nice and straight, making efficient use of time. Such great teamwork! This team looks ready for Novice!

    Let’s celebrate Linda and Qwinn from Washington for earning their Novice Standard title. Watch this quick, clean run and see them demonstrate solid skills and nice teamwork. Great job both of you!

  • Thu, October 07, 2021 5:57 AM | Monica Pielage

    Sandi Pensinger 1956-2021


    Sandi Pensinger, founding member of NATE and Board Member Emeritus, passed away on September 19th. When Sandi learned about Treibball, she loved that it could be played by all kinds of dogs. It became a passion for her as she introduced it to her students at Living with Dogs in Aptos, California. She created a Treibball Handbook in 2010, a course for Tawzer in 2011, and a course for Fenzi in 2015. Her videos were invaluable to bringing Treibball to the US and even instructing enthusiasts in other countries. At an APDT round table in 2014, Sandi and other core players began creating the rules and regulations for a new venue for Treibball in the USA. Sandi drove the forming of the National Association of Treibball Enthusiasts. She was an inspiring instructor and mentor to so many. Treibball and NATE owe an immeasurable debt to Sandi. She will be deeply missed by many humans and dogs.

    A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, October 10th from 2:00 to 5:00 PST at the Living with Dogs field. A Zoom gathering will be running at the event for those who cannot attend in person.

    A Celebration of Life for Sandi on Zoom

    Meeting ID: 816 4895 3234

    Passcode: 874254

  • Mon, September 20, 2021 6:38 AM | Monica Pielage

    Congratulations to Kyla and Rylee from Oregon. They worked twice as hard by earning two titles, Novice Standard and Balls N Order. Kyla does a terrific job of delivering clear and consistent cues while also encouraging Rylee to do her best. Rylee’s confidence in going out and lining up behind the point ball is amazing. Nice work!

    Give a cheer for Paula and her dog Betty Ann for earning their Novice title in the Standard Game! This beginning team is off to a rock-solid start with Betty Ann showing lots of enthusiasm and strong, straight pushing. This also a great example of a well-marked pop-up field. Congrats you two!!

    Let’s celebrate Kathy and Koda on earning their Novice Standard title. This submission was filmed at the Indiana NATE Match and gives you a taste of what you need to train for to prepare for live Treibball competition. Koda is able to perform a call off and return to pushing the point ball in first, avoiding a penalty. After that he easily brings in the next two balls and is clearly having fun. Nice work!

    A big shout out to Patsy and Keto from Oregon for earning their Intermediate Standard title! We love Keto’s high-stepping style to navigate the balls back to Patsy. Nice work Team Keto!

  • Thu, September 02, 2021 6:58 AM | Monica Pielage

    Congratulations Recent Titling Teams

    Debbie and Deano just earned both their Novice and Intermediate titles in the Balls N Order game! With these lovely two runs Deano demonstrates strong pushing skills and listening to direction cues. This team is very smooth and fun to watch! Double Congrats!

    2 cheers for Courtney and Pixel from Washington on earning their 2nd title in 2 months!  They have received their Balls N Order novice title while portraying great skill.  What a very nice working team these 2 make.  Will this team try at a 3rd title in 3 months?  Stay tuned!

    A big shout out to Lorene and Ella from Oregon for earning their Standard Novice Title. Run #3 was simply AMAZING. With one big push, Ella was able to get all the balls in the goal for a run time of 18 seconds. This team does not waste ANY time. Wow! Just Wow!

    Let’s celebrate Patsy and Keto from Oregon for earning their Standard Novice Title. Patsy does a great job encouraging Keto and then he plays with such enthusiasm! On ball 2 he shows us a great example of effective steering with chest pushing. His exuberant leap over the third ball will bring a smile to your face. Look forward to seeing more from this team!

    Congratulations to Suzanne and Liza! This team from Indiana just earned both their Novice and Intermediate Balls N Order Titles! Both of these runs are smooth and fast! The Intermediate run required some tricky redirections on ball 3 and ball 5 that show off their great teamwork and Liza’s tenacity. Really nice! ttps://

    Congratulations to Alix and Gir from Washington on earning their Novice Standard Title! This team does an awesome job with three clean, fast runs! Run #2 was the quickest of the three and came with a two-fer (one drive, two balls.) We look forward to watching this team grow!

    Hip hip hooray for Sam and Bling from Washington on earning their Novice Standard Title! Watch Bling start from a rock-solid point position. He then shows how to dig ball 2 out of the corner. This team shows great foundations and communication!

    Hip-hip hooray for Kyla and Rhys from Oregon. This duo had double the fun by earning both their Novice Standard and Balls N Order titles. What a great working relationship this team portrays with Kyla’s positive encouragement and Rys’s efficient and direct pushing. This is a team to watch!

  • Tue, April 06, 2021 1:29 PM | Monica Pielage

    Congratulations to Recent Titling Teams!

    Let’s celebrate Alyssa and Lia from Washington on earning their Advanced Standard Title. Lia is a speed demon and shows off her training in that she is still able to wait for a push cue despite her eagerness. Watch her as she steers all 8 balls right to the goal. Impressive!

    Let’s celebrate Joanne, Luna and Beamer our first team from New York.  Joanne and her teammates had double the fun earning their Novice Standard Titles.  Both Luna, the sheltie and Beamer, the border collie are precise, no-nonsense Treibball pushers.  They get in and out of the ball formation driving the balls effortlessly to the goal. And the adorable nose pushes by the blue merle sheltie are ridiculous! Congratulations on this fabulous 2020 accomplishment.

    Congratulations to Angie and Cali from Australia for earning their Intermediate Standard title. Cali is a Finnish Lapphund and loves this game. Thanks for joining us from the Southern Hemisphere!

    Hip hip hooray for Kerrie and Solan from Australia! This team just earned their Expert Standard Treibball Title. Solan does an amazing job, with loads of vocal enthusiasm, directing 8 balls back to his team mate at the goal line. Great job! This Video Titling submission shows a rule exception approved by the Competition committees.

  • Mon, March 15, 2021 6:42 PM | Monica Pielage

    NATE Titles Awarded!

    Hooray for Patsy and Pippa from Oregon for earning their Intermediate Standard title! Watch little Pippa find point and then speed through 6 balls with a smooth pushing style and letting out cute little growls as she steers each ball right into the goal. She may be extra small in size but she seems to be running on an extra large rocket!

    Congratulations to Mary Ann and Deacon the 10th NATE team to earn their Expert Level in the Standard Game. Watch this Veteran go straight to point and push that ball in with no hesitation. Then he works eagerly and cleanly despite the wind to bring in the rest. His leap of joy upon being sent back out for ball six will put a smile on your face.

    Many cheers should go out to Sandy and Ally in Indiana. This duo has become the third NATE team to earn Expert level in both Standard and Balls N Order games. Watch the stamina of this extra-small veteran as she brings in all 9 balls in order using dainty steering and throwing in a cute spin on the initial go out - just for the smiles. Congrats you two! Really nice teamwork!

    Let’s celebrate Amy and Trig our first team from Ohio to title. They achieved their Pre-Novice title with Trig bringing in 3 balls with happy confidence. Watch these fast pushes and their great teamwork!

    Congratulations to Courtney and Pixel from Washington on earning their Novice Standard Title! Pixel does an awesome job of bringing the balls straight back to the goal with her enthusiastic pushing while Courtney cheers her on. What great teamwork! We look forward to watching this team grow!

    Three cheers for Lisa and Logan from Washington on earning their Intermediate Standard title. Logan is a happy, consistent, hard worker (and cute!). Watch Lisa prime their directional skills by intentionally setting up her position in the handler area and choosing which side to send from. They are ready for Balls N Order! Great teamwork!

    Woohoo!!! Let’s celebrate Dinna and Caddy from Illinois. Caddy is our most veteran veteran earning both his Novice Standard and Novice Balls N Order at the age of 14. Watch their video and see how Treibball is the sport for all ages to enjoy together. Great teamwork you two!

    A BIG shout out to Mary and Dill from Indiana on earning their Advanced Standard Treibball Title! With laser focus and enthusiastic determination, Dill drives the balls back to goal. Dill is one straight shooter! Awesome work team Dill!

  • Tue, December 01, 2020 7:15 AM | Monica Pielage

    2020 Handbook Revision Release

    The Competition Standards Committee and Board have been working hard on the rules to improve game play, increase the consistency of judging, and simplify video titling. Check out the revised Pre-Novice Standard game play and the new formation in the Advanced Standard game. We think these changes will help everyone at those levels.

    Don't panic if you have good runs filmed which haven't been submitted yet. There is a 3 month grace period to give everyone time to submit them in.

    We have a Clubhouse Chat set for Thursday, Dec 3, 2020, at 3:30 PST/6:30 EST. Join us to learn about the changes and ask questions. We would love to hear what you think!

    Click the button below for the complete revised NATE Official Rules Handbook: 

    2020 Handbook

    For a quick overview of the changes, review this handy Summary of Changes:

    Summary of Changes

    The last page of the Handbook is the handiest page ever! Have you been down at your training field or working with a group of Treibball students and tried to keep it all straight as you set up for a practice or Video Titling run? How far is the point ball? What is the ball formation? Now you can print out this handy dandy Super Quick Reference Guide to laminate or tape it to the back of your training clipboard:

    Quick Reference Guide

  • Fri, October 02, 2020 8:38 AM | Monica Pielage

    Recent NATE Teams Awarded Titles!

    Hooray for Eric and Jet from Washington on earning their Advanced Standard Title! Watch them quickly and easily bring in the required 8 balls. Jet pushes the balls with both nose and body but using just the right amount of force to keep them moving speedily and directly to the goal. Nicely done!

    Congratulations to Kerrie from Australia and her two dogs. Sprocket’s accomplishments were announced out of order. He earned his Novice Standard title first before earning his Outstanding Novice Standard ribbon which is pictured in the photo below. Now is your opportunity to watch his first three Novice runs and see accurate steering, enthusiasm and nice teamwork. Solan has now earned his Advanced Standard Title. Watch him complete the required 8 balls with great speed and precision. What a show of energy and hard work from this veteran dog!

    Let’s celebrate Eric and Jet from Washington on earning their Master Standard Title!  This is an impressive clean run. Watch Jet smoothly fly through all 8 balls with no slow downs!

    Three cheers for Amanda and Poutine our first team from New Hampshire! They have received their Novice Standard Title after working through a back injury. They kept at it and now this extra small veteran can show how extra special she is. Nice team work!

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