The First and Foremost Lama Show Association

     

ALSA Youth Program

 

What is available to youth in the ALSA Youth Lama Program?
All about membership, youth classes, awards, and levels of achievement.

 

General Information  *  Youth Classes  *   Youth Awards
Qualifying for Regional Shows
 Qualifying for the ALSA Grand National Show

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General Information:
  • Youth classes may be held at any ALSA sanctioned show and must be offered at Level II and Level III shows.
  • ALSA Youth Shows may be held as free standing shows offering only Youth classes.
  • All youth, ages 8 through 18, as of January 1 of the current year, may show in ALSA youth classes.  8 year olds may start to show on their eighth birthday.
  • Youth must be an ALSA member to show in ALSA shows.  Or you may pay a non-member fee.
  • Youth must be an ALSA Youth member in order to accumulate Annual and Lifetime Awards.
  • The annual youth membership fee is $25.00.  You may join ALSA here.  You will receive a Y#### membership number which must be included with all entries.
  • Youth must have written permission of a parent, project leader, 4-H advisor, or FFA advisor to participate in a Youth event.
  • Youth may exhibit only one animal per class and must show in the appropriate age category.
  • Youth may not show the same animal in both youth classes and open classes.  
  • Youth may use either llamas or alpacas.  The animal will not accumulate awards in the Youth Division.  The youth accumulate the awards in their name.
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Youth Division Age Categories:

Juniors   -   Handler age 8 through 11 
Intermediates   -   Handler age 12 through 14 
Seniors   -   Handler age 15 through 18

Ages are as of January 1st of the current year. Juniors may start showing on the date
 of their 8th birthday.  Youth who turn 19 after January 1st but before the Grand National Show of their final showing year, may complete the year as a youth in the Senior Division.

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Approved Youth Classes:

Showmanship Pack
Obstacle Alpaca Public Relations
Youth Judging Alpaca Obstacle
Public Relations
Costume Class is an optional class and is not eligible for Annual or Lifetime Awards.  There is no Costume Class held at the Regionals or the National Show.

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ALSA Youth Awards Program:
Requirements for Annual and Lifetime Youth Awards
  • All ALSA Youth members will have placements recorded for awards.
  • Points for ALSA awards are only offered at ALSA sanctioned shows.

  • The annual term for awards is January 1 through December 31.

  • In order to receive points, the class must have at least 2 entries in the class.

  • Lifetime awards can only be accumulated until the 19th birthday.

  • Points will be accumulated by the ALSA Point Chart.

As youth show throughout their youth years, they will be
 continually accumulating points for the following awards:




ALSA High Point Annual Awards          

"To be included in the Annual High Point Top Ten list is an achievement
any youth would be proud of.  The list is made up of youth from
all across the country and represents a lot of very hard work."
 


Points will be accumulated by the ALSA Point Chart according to your placings.
The Top Ten Youth with the highest number of accumulated points in each of
 the following categories will be recognized at the end of each year.

  • Annual High Point Junior Youth Showperson
  • Annual High Point Intermediate Youth Showperson
  • Annual High Point Senior Youth Showperson
  • Annual High Point Junior Youth Alpaca Showperson
  • Annual High Point Intermediate Youth Alpaca Showperson
  • Annual High Point Senior Youth Alpaca Showperson
  • Annual High Point Junior Obstacle Youth
  • Annual High Point Intermediate Obstacle Youth
  • Annual High Point Senior Obstacle Youth
  • Annual High Point Junior Alpaca Youth Obstasle
  • Annual High Point Intermediate Alpaca Youth Obstacle
  • Annual High Point Senior Alpaca Youth Obstacle
  • Annual High Point Junior Public Relations Youth
  • Annual High Point Intermediate Public Relations Youth
  • Annual High Point Senior Public Relations Youth
  • Annual High Point Junior Alpaca Youth Public Relations
  • Annual High Point Intermediate Alpaca Youth Public Relations
  • Annual High Point Senior Alpaca Youth Public Relations
  • Annual High Junior Youth Pack
  • Annual High Point Intermediate Youth Pack
  • Annual High Point Senior Youth Pack
  • Annual High Point Junior Alpaca Youth Pack
  • Annual High Point Intermediate Alpaca Youth Pack
  • Annual High Point Senior Alpaca Youth Pack
  • Annual High Point Junior Youth Judging
  • Annual High Point Intermediate Youth Judging
  • Annual High Point Senior Youth Judging



ALSA Superior Youth Award

Youth who have demonstrated outstanding placements by winning at least 5 first 
places OR 4 first and 2 second places, may qualify for the following achievements.  
These placements can be accumulated over time of showing in different age divisions.

  • ALSA Superior Youth Showperson
  • ALSA Superior Obstacle Youth
  • ALSA Superior Public Relations Youth
  • ALSA Superior Pack Youth
  • ALSA Superior Alpaca Youth
  • ALSA Superior Youth Judging

A listing of all ALSA Superior Youth Winners are here.



Ultimate Youth Achievement Award

Youth who have demonstrated outstanding performances above the
 Superior Level may qualify for the Ultimate Youth Award - the highest
 achievement level that ALSA has to offer.  This is indeed a title to be proud of!
Requirements for this level of achievement are as follows:


Six Showmanship First Places
Six Obstacle First Places
Two Pack First Places OR two Public Relations First Places


A listing of all ALSA Ultimate Achievement Youth Winners are here.
Congratulations to Everyone!!!  You are The Ultimates!!!




Qualifying for a Regional Championship Show


Youth may qualify for any ALSA Regional Champion Show as follows:

  • First, second, or third place in an approved youth class
  • Fourth place in an approved class of at least 15 entries
  • Fifth place in an approved class of at least 25 entries
  • Performance Champion and Reserve Performance Champion
  • Youth who have earned a Superior award may show in the class in
     which the award was earned and may use any animal they choose.
  • Youth who have earned the Ultimate Achievement Award  may show
     in all the Youth classes offered and may use any animal they choose.

Youth must compete in the Regional Shows using the same animal
 that they qualified with.  All youth must be a member of ALSA in order
 to exhibit in a Regional Championship Show.  If the animal they have qualified
with is unable to be shown, they may petition the BOD to use a substitute animal.




Qualifying for the Grand National Show of Champions

Youth may qualify for an ALSA Grand National Championship Show as follows:

  • Performance Champion and Reserve Performance Champion at any
     ALSA show will qualify in Youth Obstacle, Youth Public Relations, and Youth Pack
  • Any 1st Place in Showmanship at an ALSA show in a class of at least 3 entries.
  • Youth who have earned a Superior award may show in the class in
     which the award was earned and may use any animal they choose.
  • Youth who have earned the Ultimate Achievement Award  may show
     in all the Youth classes offered and may use any animal they choose.
  • First, second, or third place in any approved youth class at a Regional show.
  • Fourth place in an approved class of at least 15 entries at a Regional show.
  • Fifth place in an approved class of at least 25 entries at a Regional show.
  • Youth Judging - The top four placings in Junior, Intermediate, and Senior
     divisions who are able to attend the Grand National Show.
  • All youth must be a member of ALSA  in order to exhibit in the Grand National Show of Champions.



    Alpaca Llama Show Association
    Robin Turell, Secretary
    17102 Mueschke Rd.
    Cypress, TX  77433
    Phone:  281-516-1442
    Fax:  218-516-1449
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