For your first time there are no requirements, just a chance to see if your b is interested in chasing after the 'bunny'. Either they will have the prey drive or not, you will know.
Does your b show interest in chasing after bunnies, squirels, or even leaves now? If yes, it would be a great opportunity for him to come out and see if he likes coursing. It is a lot of fun to socialize with other dog owners (especially the b people) and to tire out your little one with some great exercise. If you are interested in reading more about the competing including the rules/regs part you can go to www.asfa.org. You can also come out to the fun run and I can tell you more about if you are interested and have questions once you see it.
Otherwise we also to LGRA which is straight racing held in Cambridge at the Isanti County fairgrounds, the course is straight and only 300 yards where as in coursing the course is much longer and curves. You can check out more info on LGRA at www.lgra.org including dates. For the past 2 seasons my b has been the only competitor in LGRA so having more come this year would be great!