|Collegiate skiers and parents,
The deadline is quickly approaching to apply for the 2020 USA-WWF scholarships.
Students must have their COMPLETE application submitted by March 15th, 2020 at 11:59 PM. If the application is not complete or turned in by 11:59 PM on March 15th, it will not be accepted.
USA-WWF provides scholarships to help collegiate skiers pay for their education while they are going to school and competing on their respective water ski teams.
We don’t want you to miss out on this incredible opportunity!!
On January 25th, 2020, Directors and EVPs from all 5 regions, members of the AAC, HNDs and others gathered at the Lake Myrtle Sports Complex for our AWSA Winter Meeting. Gordon Hall chaired the meeting which came to order at 8:05 am and went to about 4:30 pm. Full minutes will be posted when available, but here are some highlights.
Organization of Junior Divisions to be consistent with other sports.
AWSA Board passed the final stage of its migration to 2-year youth divisions by implementing B5/G5. The board also voted to make this change retroactive to the previous nationals so that it ties into the previously formed B4/G4 divisions.
So starting today B1/G1 remains under 10, B2/G2 is 10-11, B3/G3 is 12-13, B4/G4 is 14-15 and B5/G5 is 16-17. The programming for this was released today so we would love more testing eyeballs to make sure everyone and their scores are correct. We still have some overall and qualification issues to work out but if anyone sees anything out of the ordinary please let us so we have this 100% accurate before 2020 tourneys begin.
You can find the updated tournament entry form with B5 and G5 HERE
National Junior Team and Regional All Start Teams restructured
See the full report HERE
From the USA-WSWS BOD Meeting…
1 – USA-WSWS is requiring a Safe Sport coordinator for AWSA, as well as
coordinators in each region, state, and extend to clubs.
2 – Part of the new annual Center for Safe Sport is visits to our events
by Safe Sport compliance coordinators. This will begin in 2020 in major
events. Possibly AWSA Nationals.
3 – 6/27 – 7/3 will be Get on the Water Week in 2020. USA-WSWS will
waive sanction fees, and any guest membership fees for any sanctioned
basic skills clinics any day(s) this week. Watch for more information
from USA-WSWS. This is a sharelifeonthewater.com initiative. For clubs
wishing to participate the deadline is 3/31/2020.
4 – From the USA-WWFoundation – Tracy Mattes is
confident in completion of the new building by 2022 for water ski’s
centennial celebration year.
The AWSA board has approved a simple fast path to a Regular tricks rating for Regular and Senior drivers who do not hold a tricks rating, and a fast path to a Senior tricks rating for Senior drivers who already have a Regular or Assistant tricks rating. Eastern Region promoted this change to help alleviate a shortage of tricks drivers for tournaments. For the specifics read the policy and process here:
Drivers who wish to pursue this should get in touch with our Regional Driver Committee rep, Al Harris, email@example.com.
We have a lot of exciting things in store for Eastern Region water skiing in 2020!
Please join us at the winter meeting. Open to all members of USA Water Ski and Wake Sports. From news about this years’ Regional Tournament to new developments in a ski school in the southern part of the region. What Ideas do you have to share? We’ll craft regional recommendations to take to the national organization.
The meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Valley Forge, PA.
888 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Wayne, Pennsylvania, 19087
The meeting will come to order promptly on 1/11 at 9:00 am.
POST MEETING DINNER / BREAKFAST / TRICK CALLING CLINIC SIGNUP HERE
Happy 2020 everyone!!
The Avon Old Farms Skiers are getting ready for this year’s regional championship event!!
That said, we are looking to get ahead of areas where we need some help. Please reach out to Tonya (FB, cell, multitasking email, or at firstname.lastname@example.org) if you can assist in any of the following capacities: video for trick skiing, handle measuring, rope handler (in boat or on dock), judge, scoring, chip runner for trick skiing, hospitality.
Looking for help with both the pre-regional event (mid July) and the regional championships (end of July).
Dates for the events will be available after the winter meeting (Jan 11).
We’re bringing together the best Tricks Judges in the ER along with Kevin Jack our AWSA 2019 Open National Tricks Champion and Senior Judge for an advanced trick calling clinic Sunday morning after the ER Winter Meeting. Location will be Embassy Suites, Valley Forge, PA. The clinic will follow our Breakfast Brainstorming wrap-up.
Breakfast from 8 am to 9:30 am.
Clinic to start promptly at 10 am and end around 1 pm.
Don’t miss this great opportunity. Tell your friends and make plans to stay for a great morning with your Eastern Region family.
We currently have an opening for Eastern Region National Director. This is an amazing opportunity to have a voice in the direction of water skiing on a National level. We will be voting in a new National Director at the 1/11 winter meeting.
Please enter your nomination here.
The mandatory qualifications for Executive Vice President and National Director are as follows; Continue reading