Cheryl is the founder, owner and original captian of the Great Balls of Fire flyball team.
She was the handler for Axle and Kai as well as
trainer and coach for most of the dogs on the team. She is now semi-retired from flyball and
operating Training With Kindness in Frenchtown, N.J.
Amy is the current captain and principle point of contact for Great Balls of Fire. With more dogs than
anyone else on the team, she is sometimes known as "Team Callahan". She is coach, trainer and handler for
Oscar, Captain and Dottie
and sometimes handles Hannah and/or Tar.
Matt is the team statistician. He keeps records of every split time that every dog has run in every race.
He also calculates seed times to keep our teams competitive, as well as assisting in coaching and pass
calling. Matt was the handler for Spunky and Shadow,
both retired, and is now trainer and handler for Bosco.
Susan Walski, DVM
"Dr. Sue" is our team veterinarian. She also does coaching, training, pass calling, line coaching and
boxloading. In fact, she pretty much does it all! And if that's not enough, she races our Open team's
height dog CJ.
Jean is the trainer and handler for Jack and Belle.
She is hopelessly addicted to adopting Border Collies and Shelties so its a good thing she has plenty
of property where the dogs can roam.
Ian is the second generation of "Team Callahan" and handler for Tar. His starting line
skills have given us the edge in many a heat (or at least kept us even). Ian lives in New Jersey with his wife
Amanda and their flyball dog wannabe Pippie.
Amanda is Ian's wife, Amy's daughter-in-law, and Hannah's handler. She's another
wizard on the starting line and also doubles as a boxloader.
Karen and Roger DeLay
Karen and Roger are Murphy's parents and trainers. Karen does the handling
duties while Roger works behind the scenes.
One of our newest members, Mickey is trainer and handler for Keiko
Taryn is another new member. She trains and handles Gracie