How to join

Thanks for your interest in joining the ATA. We’re happy to welcome new members of all levels. We’d love to have you be a part of this fun, exciting sport.

Memberships run from January 1-December 31, and members who join in the 4th Quarter, are continued to the end of the next calendar year, so you can join at any time.

There are several ways to participate:

Level I
ATA-General membership – $35/yr

For dog owners who want to learn to play, is $35 a year and includes the Introduction to Treibball handbook, so you can start working with your dog immediately. You’ll also be included in our “Members only” Facebook Group where you can ask questions and participate in discussions. Fill out the registration form  and you’ll be sent to the ATA PayPal link, where you can pay your membership fee, and be sent the link to download the Introduction To Treibball handbook. If you prefer, mail the form along with your payment, to American Treibball Association, at P.O. Box 632, Germanton, MD, 20875.

Level II
ATA-Professional Trainer membership – $100/year
Open to positive reinforcement-only trainers, and includes the Introduction, Intermediate and Advanced Treibball handbooks, entry into an ATA Trainer’s Certification Academy, a listing in the above mentioned national ATA Trainer Directory, our “Members only” Facebook Group, and the option to hold ATA Sanctioned Trials, and serve as a judge for others’ Trials. You will also have access to our logo, business card and brochure set-up, for marketing your business.

Use the Contact form to send us your pertinent information, before registering or paying for membership: A tax ID or EIN number, (if you have one), your business name, phone number and address, the URL of your business website, and two professional references: one from a veterinarian who refers clients to you, and another from a current or former client, or a business associate. After we review your submission, you’ll be notified when you can register for membership.

Level III
ATA-Training and Breed Clubs and Training Facilities membership – $200/yr
Open to those clubs and facilities teaching with positive reinforcement-only methods. A Level III membership includes the designation of a Trainer of Record who attends the ATA Trainer’s Certification Academy, the Introduction, Intermediate and Advanced Treibball handbooks, a listing in the above mentioned Directory, entry into our “Members only” Facebook Group, and the designation as an approved facility for ATA Sanctioned Trials. You will also have access to our logo, business card and brochure set-up, for marketing your business.

As above, use the Contact form to send us your pertinent information, before registering or paying for membership: A tax ID or EIN number, (if you have one), your business name, phone number and address, the URL of your business website, and two professional references: one from a veterinarian who refers clients to you, and another from a current or former client, or a business associate. After we review your submission, you’ll be notified when you can register for membership.

Affiliate membership
Affiliate membership is available for training groups or clubs outside the continental United States. Affiliate Groups also receive the Introduction, Intermediate and Advanced Treibball handbooks, a listing in the above mentioned Trainer Directory, entry into our “Members only” Facebook group, and have access to our logo, business card and brochure set-up, for marketing their activities.

Fill out and submit the ATA Group Affiliate and Licensing Agreement. After we review your submission, you’ll be notified when you can register for membership. Do not register or pay for membership until you’re notified. We are unable to process emails that begin with the prefixes “info” or “admin”, as they result in Failure notices, and you won’t be able to receive information from us. Please use the same email address you’ll use for all ATA correspondence.