This new AFTCA website was designed to be a critical hub of information for our individual and club members. Its format will allow membership to more effectively receive, communicate and publish information of interest and concern to all. To say the least it has been a challenging endeavor, made possible by web design/development firm, The Sportsman Cabinet. The talent and efforts of TSC team have produced features that you will find extremely supportive of your membership.
A responsive website assures the ability to view and use the site on all platforms from mobile to tablet and desktop. You will be easily able to navigate the information, forms and documents you are looking for. The website features six key menus:
Member Area: This area is available to paid individual members of the AFTCA. Your Member Profile and your Dog Profiles reside here. The expansive Dog Win Database that includes your dog’s win numbers and certificates. An online form to help enter your dogs in the National Amateur Championships is also included.
Club Area: This area is available to club officials with login credentials. Club responsibilities are outlined for reference. Three valuable online forms are found here. The Regional Championship Sanction Forms, Essential Data Form and Annual Club License Form. These auto fill forms are extremely user friendly. The Essential Data Form will be electronically submitted to the AFTCA and saved/printed as a pdf form to be emailed or USPS mailed to the American Field. All of the AFTCA’s database is available for this single page auto fill form! A job that would take a trial chair weeks has been simplified to take just minutes. The information provided on this form, for both Open and Amateur stakes, is so robust as to no longer require the judge’s signature when sending to the American Field. This feature alone is worth far more than the cost of a club membership.
About AFTCA: This area is available to the public at large and provides mission and historical information as well as recognition of each of our National Amateur Championships on informative and colorful pages. We will be reaching out to you to help research and write the remaining National Amateur Championships not yet included. Our critical 20th Century Fund program also resides in this menu.
Trials & Clubs: This area provides regional and club information to the public at large, Officer and Trustee contact information. It houses our By Laws and Running Rules, along with our Guidelines. Frequently Asked Questions are available for reference.
Invitational Points: A real time standings for all to see of the current trial season competitors for both the All-Age and Shooting Dog Invitationals, including a popup window to explain the dogs accumulated points to assist members in managing their dogs points.
News: The website will be far more responsive to the current news of the day for all our membership. News posts will be archived and available for research and reference for years to come creating a valuable library of field trial information.
Advertising/Sponsorship, AFTCA Regional websites and AFTCA social media pages will provide valuable links for our many members.
Welcome to your new aftca.org!