Safety is always a priority at any AWSA event. I’m proud of the great care that our safety directors take in preparing a site and looking out for the safety of everyone. There is another important aspect to keeping our junior athletes safe. That is covered in the USA Water Ski and Wake Sports, Safe Sport Program. The program includes two parts, Safe Sport Training and a Background Check. I recommend that all water ski club members take the Safe Sport Training. In addition, some AWSA positions REQUIRE that you take the Safe Sport Training and in some cases undergo a Criminal Background Screening.
The information in the training is relevant and can be completed in one evening or spread out over a couple of sittings. I knocked it out in a few hours over a cup of coffee.
The following link provides all of the details and directions for accessing the Safe Sport Training. 2018 ALL SD SAFE SPORT PROGRAM 2-13-2018
If you interact with Jr. athletes in Teams, as an Instructor or a leader in Junior Development, you are likely required to comply. See the chart here. Safe Sport Compliance Chart v8
Below is the running order for the Twin Lakes 3 round Slalom tournament being held this Saturday (9/16/17).
Currently up to 28 skiers!!! Great turn out for the end of the season here in the Northeast! START TIME: 8am.
An officials assignment list will be available on site. There are some folks working out the assignments now.
- Chief Judge: Bill Cooper
- Chief Scorer: Tonya Maurer
- Chief Driver: Pat Regan
- Chief Safety: John Paulovich
- Kathy Adams: Grill Master
- Tournament Director: Jon Streeter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Here is the slalom running order and officials assignments for Saturday Sept 9th (Avon Fall/Sept Classic @ Avon Old Farms Skiers). Start time is 8am on Saturday.
Dave Knight is the Chief Judge.
Matt Byrne is the Chief Driver.
Billy Cirilli is the Chief Scorer.
Pat Byrne is the Chief Safety.
Dana & Brian are the grill masters. Come join us for a great barb-q Saturday whether you are skiing or not! 🙂
I’m uploading the document that can be used to familiarize yourself with how the team concept will work at regionals and at nationals.
There will be a page in the regional guide as well for reference.
This is a going to be a great event for 2016!!! Hutch Haines is our team coordinator and the states have been broken up as follows, and the the State Council Reps will be the default team captains (for those with multi states, we are waiting for confirmation on the team captain contact). If this changes we’ll let you know.
1-CT, 2-MA, 3-NY, 4-PA, 5-VA, 6-DC/DE/MD, 7-VT/NH/ME/RI/NJ
Looking forward to a fun filled 2016!!!
Please see the following PDF for details: AWSA Team Event v6
Eastern Region Skiing Community – we have several situations happening in the East that warrant some attention. First there are two sites that are working through local regulatory issues with slalom courses. This topic will be discussed during our AWSA East Region Winter meeting on Jan 8th. Second is about a site in Massachusetts that is seeking donations to save their ‘home site’. Please read on and contact the Holland Aqua Riders (https://www.facebook.com/AquaRidersofHolland) for more information.
The Holland Aqua Riders Water Ski Team desperately needs your donation to sustain operations propagating the sport of water skiing locally and nationally. Without your help we will not be able to generate the $35,000 needed to purchase our home site of 163 Mashapaug Rd Holland, Massachusetts and continue providing access to a sport that is becoming increasingly rare. Without this purchase, our access to the lake and our mission will be lost.
For over 50 years the Holland Aqua Riders have been crucial in developing and maintaining a love for water skiing despite decreasing accessibility and affordability of the sport. Our non-profit, federally licensed 501c3 organization is one of the last ski clubs in New England able to provide instruction for all aspects of waterskiing including both a full sized water ski ramp and full tournament slalom course on a public body of water. Through activities s Continue reading
Pangaea Waterski Club will be hosting a slalom clinic coached by Brooks Wilson on July 16th and 17th. This clinic is open to juniors (preference given) and adults. Openings are limited. Clinic followed by 3 event tournament on July 18th and 19th, show off your new skills. Contact Mike Shelhamer at Hammer7055@hotmail.com for more information.
Applications are on the Governance page.