VT Junior Development Clinic with Chris Rossi

The Green Mountain Water Skiers (GMWS) will host a junior development clinic on July 12th at Wrightsville Reservoir outside Montpelier, Vt.

Pro skiing legend (and Vermont native) Chris Rossi will serve as head coach and all Eastern Region junior skiers are welcome to attend.  The cost to participate is TBD, but organizers are looking to keep it as low as possible.

In order to determine if there will be enough participants to hold the clinic, GMWS needs to gauge interest from the region’s junior skiers. 

If your junior is interested in participating, please email Justin Campfield at justin@thinksparkmedia.com on or before May 28th.

Pre-Regionals Junior Development Update

We have a great evening of fun planned for our juniors on Thursday evening from 6pm – 8pm at The Castle Fun Center – take a look at the website at http://thecastlefuncenter.com/.

All juniors competing at Regionals and their siblings are invited for fun, activities, pizza and ice cream. Parents are welcome to join in for the pizza and ice cream. However, we need to get a head count ahead of time. Please RSVP for the party by July 23 by emailing to TG Powell.

Parents who want to purchase activity passes for themselves can do so for a discounted price of $17.99 as long as you reserve your spot by the July 23rd deadline (payment can be made onsite at Regionals at the Junior Development Tent).

Stop by the Junior Development Tent at Regionals on Wednesday afternoon during registration, and all day Thursday. The tent will be between the two lakes, and close to both start docks. Juniors can check in to pick up their t-shirt and get their picture taken for the guidebook. Special thanks go out to Kaleidoscope Imprints for providing the T shirts! Parents and others can check out the FUNdraising activities including a raffle, equipment exchange, and a selection of water ski and East is Beast themed merchandise – all to benefit Junior Development.


Do you have t-shirts left over from your tournaments or events? Donate them to the Junior Development t-shirt sale. Event t-shirts are always some of our most popular items.

Donate you old water ski gear to the Junior Development Equipment Exchange Bin. Here is how it works: Bring your old wetsuits, bindings, gloves, handles, skis … drop it off at the used equipment exchange bin – look for the big blue bucket … and let’s do an equipment sale! You donate the equipment, others snag the equipment and put $$ in the jar. – all proceeds go to Jr Dev!!!!

Any questions or to volunteer to help out, contact TG Powell by email or at 703 395 7499, or stop by the juniors tent at Regionals.


Three Event Junior Development Clinic in Wolfesboro, NH – July 20th. Coaches will be Marianne and Richard Abelson for slalom and tricks and Chip Jones for Jumping. Cost is $50.00 for the day. For more info, contact Becky Bartlett.

One Day Slalom Junior Development Clinics in Virginia – July 19, July 24, August 1 – Coached by Corey Vaughn. More info here: http://www.vawaterski.org/junior-development.html.

Junior Development Clinics!!!!

SLALOM CLINICS – June 13, July 14 and July 25
Pro Water Skier Corey Vaughn will be hosting three slalom only Junior Development Clinics at the Peace, Love and Water Ski headquarters in Bumpass, VA  Cost is $100 for 2 sets and $150 for three sets.  For more information contact Corey at h2oskijunkie@gmail.com or sign up at the links below:

July 5, 2016 TRICKS CLINIC
We will be holding a tricks clinic on July 5, starting at 9am at Lake Marricossic in Bowling Green, Virginia.  Lee Gotschalk has once again agreed to coach this popular clinic.  The focus is on beginning to intermediate trick skiers.  Whether you are looking to try trick skiing for the first time, or just want to learn some new tricks, this clinic is for you.  Starting time is 9am.  Bring your own lunch.  Water will be provided.  Cost is $60.  Sign up at the link below:


This year’s 3 day three event clinic is full and registration is closed for participants.  However we still need your help to pull it off.  We have lots of volunteer opportunities for those who would like to help out.  For more information about how you can help, contact TG at

June 28-30, Junior Development Clinic and Jr Team Tournament at Pangaea, NY
There are some exciting opportunities for juniors able to make the drive up to the Pangaea Puddle, in Canajoharie, NY.  There will be a Junior development clinic on June 28 and 29 with instruction by Brooks and KC Wilson.  Cost is $225 per block of four lessons, and blocks can be shared by multiple participants.  Clinic entry fee includes entry in the junior only team slalom tournament on June 30th.  Teams will be formed by combining clinic participants and Jr skiers coming in for Jr US Open.  To sign up or request information, contact Mike Shelhamer at Hammer7055@hotmail.com.

Jr Event & Skier Clinic @ Pangaea June 28-June 30

Clinic/Jr Team Tournament 2016

Instruction by The Wilson Bros (Brooks & KC)

 Dates:  June 28th, 29th and 30th 2016

Where: Pangaea Puddle, Canajoharie, NY

 1.      Four (4) lessons and 1 open set considered a “block”.  This will be two lessons on Tuesday (28th) and two lessons on Wednesday (29th).  Open ski set (6 passes) can be taken anytime Monday (27th), Tuesday (28th), or Wednesday (29th).  Block can be shared by anyone.   Cost is $225 per block.  There will be a discount for additional blocks purchased and utilized by same family based on total number of clinic participants.    

 2.      Tuesday dinner and ice cream included for clinic participants.  Annual kick ball/catch volley ball game to be held after dinner.   Rope swing dismount contest.  Camping on site. 

 3.      Clinic is open to both juniors and adults.  Juniors will get preference.  Must be USA Waterski active member. 

 4.      Junior only Team slalom tournament on June 30th.  Teams will be formed by combining clinic participants and Jr skiers coming in for Jr US Open. Entry fee included in clinic cost.    Continue reading

Pangaea Slalom Clinic on July 16th and 17th

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.

Junior Development Clinic Blast

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls of the Eastern Region,

It seems as though the seasons are finally taking a warmer turn here in Virginia. I hope the Northeast is not far behind, for those of you who are itching to get on the water!

We have gotten an early start on our Junior Development plans for this season in VA.  With the 3 day, 3 night clinic on Timberlake, Lake Holly and Lohr’s Lake already sanctioned, mostly planned and largely staffed, we are thinking it’s going to be one heck of a great event. Continue reading

Pangaea Year of the Juniors 2015 and 2016

A Message from George Vosburgh & Team Pangaea to all that are interested …..

In 2016 Pangaea is hosting America’s best Junior skiers in the US Junior Open (July 2nd & 3rd). So save the date.  We are trying to make 2016 the season for our Juniors to show all their talents!!

The 2016 season at Pangaea (tournaments are always 3 event) will be …. Continue reading

Jr Dev Clinic – still have openings – NY

5 slots still open …….

New York

  • Date(s): 7/18-7/20 (3 days, 3 nights)
  • Where:  Pangaea, Canajoharie, NY
  • Times:  Start at 8am
  • Coach:   Brookes Wilson
  • Cost: $130 per skier
  • # Of Sets: 3 sets per skier
  • Events:  Slalom Clinic
  • Maximum Capacity: 15 skiers, payment secures slot
  • Tournament: Pangaea # 37 tourny included in clinic cost
  • Overnight accommodations:  Pangaea site fees apply, see Pangaea.com for details
  • Afterhours Events Included: Traditional Pangaea fun and games! See Pangaea.com for details
  • Big Kids (adults):  If room – $60/set of six passes or 20 minutes; additional $40 for 2nd/3rd Sets
  • ContactMike Shelhamer, 518.229.5138   Hammer7055@hotmail.com

2014 Sparta Virginia Junior Development Waterski Clinics

Dear Junior Skiers and Parents:

The Virginia Water Ski Federation and the Eastern Region of USA Waterski are pleased to invite you to attend this Summer’s Virginia Junior Development Waterski Clinics.  We are proud to be offering the 3-day overnight clinic in 2014!  The clinic dates will be June 23-25.  Last year’s 3-day clinic was a screaming success, and we hope to continue to build and grow this clinic.  In 2013, the clinic was primarily attended by VA junior skiers. With more initiative at the regional level this year, however, we are hoping to attract skiers from all across the East. So get your application in early! Continue reading