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.