Rachel Sanders is Team USA's coach for the third consecutive year. She is also a full-time agility instructor in Atascadero, Callifornia.
An experienced competitor, Rachel has been competing for more than 20 years with a variety of dogs and has been on the podium in both national and international events numerous times. This experience gives her the right skills to help each member of Team USA be as successful as possible throughout the competition.
Since the team members live throughout the U.S., ensuring everyone's skills are refined and honed before the competition can be challenging. Rachel realizes that each team member is experienced enough at participating in top level competitions to know their own strengths and weaknesses.
In the two months leading up to the event, Rachel contacts each team member to discuss which areas require their full attention and which areas just need a little maintenance. She discusses any concerns they have with their training preparations for the event. She also encourages them to set up courses from previous years to help prepare everyone for the same types of challenges awaiting them this year.