Fast Path to Tricks Rating for Regular and Senior Drivers

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:

FAST TRACK TO A REGULAR OR SENIOR TRICKS DRIVER (V3.0)

Drivers who wish to pursue this should get in touch with our Regional Driver Committee rep, Al Harris, brps@crosslink.net.

 

 

Dave Goode, 1955 – 2020

It is with a heavy heart that GOODE Skis announces the passing of its founder and president, Dave Goode.
Dave, 64, died Wednesday while taking part in one of his many passions, piloting his airplane.
Through his numerous technological advancements in both water skiing and snow skiing, and financial support of countless events and athletes in both sports, Dave touched the lives of thousands of people by helping them, and the sports they love, push the limits of performance.
A 2014 USA Water Ski Hall of Fame Award of Distinction recipient and member of the Michigan Water Ski Hall of Fame, Dave was an accomplished international competitor in both sports, recently winning the downhill event at the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Alpine Masters National Speed Series and earning a bronze medal in trick skiing at the Pan American Senior Water Ski Championships.
Dave leaves behind his beloved wife Dawn, parents Paul and Mimi, children Michael Goode, Lisa Goode McHugh (John), Whitney Hebard Felkl (Hans), Gregory Hebard (Adrianna), and granddaughters Maple Julia McHugh and Sunny Elizabeth Hebard.

Draft Agenda Added – AWSA Eastern Region Winter Meeting – 1/11/2020

Winter Lake

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
610-647-6700
The meeting will come to order promptly on 1/11 at 9:00 am.

DRAFT AGENDA HERE
RULES RECOMMENDATIONS HERE
ADDITIONAL REPORTS AND DOCS HERE

POST MEETING DINNER / BREAKFAST / TRICK CALLING CLINIC SIGNUP HERE

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2020 East Region Championship: Looking for Volunteers

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 regionals@awsaeast.com) 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).

Thanks, Tonya

Kevin Jack to Lead “Best Trick Calling Clinic Ever” 1/12/2020

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.

This will be an advanced clinic that focuses on:
1) Properly Identifying advanced tricks
2) Determining when a trick is credit vs. no credit
3) Developing a good training practice for Regular and Senior trick judges
4) Identifying and limiting common cases of inconsistency in trick calls
5) Establish a norm that skiers can expect to adhere to at any tournament.
Like all clinics, great value will come from the interaction of the participants as well as the knowledge and experience of the administrator.
The videos used in the clinic will be high quality examples of both high level trick skiers and beginners to illustrate how the same tricks look different at different speeds and in different orders.
Don’t miss this great opportunity.  Tell your friends and make plans to stay for a great morning with your Eastern Region family.
If you have not already indicated and you’d like to attend, please let us know here…

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Nominations for Eastern Region National Director

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.

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Eastern Regional Guide Survey

The 2019 Eastern Region Guide is available as a PDF HERE
Up to date tournament information both past and future are available HERE

Please share your input regarding the Regional Guidebook.

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Sunday 1/12 Post Meeting Activities

IT’S ON…

We’re bringing back the Sunday Morning Activities to our Eastern Region Meeting Weekend.  Join us after the annual winter meeting for some fellowship and dinner at the Black Powder Tavern.  Then, stick around for Sunday Trick Calling Clinic and brainstorming session.

Please fill in the form below if you are interested.
We already have enough interest to hold The Best Trick Clinic Ever

Let us know if you’re coming…

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Officials Nomination for 2020 Regional and National Tournaments

*** UPDATE REGARDING DRIVERS FOR NATIONALS
Senior two even and single event drivers will be considered as Assigned drivers at 2020 Nationals ***

Here’s a current rundown of those with nominations in for 2020 Regionals and Nationals

Tournament Position Name
Nationals Announcer Jim Powell
Nationals Driver Al Harris
Nationals Driver Marie Fields
Nationals Driver Ralph Hall
Nationals Judge Cooper Bill
Nationals Judge David Knight
Nationals Judge Ralph Hall
Nationals Safety Karen Melnik
Regionals Announcer Jim Powell
Regionals Driver Brett C Brandau
Regionals Driver Cole Maurer
Regionals Driver Dan Warner
Regionals Driver Jonathan Thacher
Regionals Driver Marie Fields
Regionals Driver Ralph Hall
Regionals Judge BILL BAKER
Regionals Judge Cooper Bill
Regionals Judge David Knight
Regionals Judge Jonathan Thacher
Regionals Judge Michael Shelhamer
Regionals Judge Ralph Hall
Regionals Safety Karen Melnik
Regionals Scorer Nick Leuthauser

Please Submit Your Nomination for 2020 Regionals or Nationals Officials.

RegionalsNationals

Applying For:
JudgeDriverScorerAnnouncerSafety

By initialing below I certify that:
1. I currently hold the rating necessary to qualify for the position applied for.
2. I will serve if elected, unless prevented by extenuating or emergency circumstances.


Thank you for volunteering! We appreciate your dedication.

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