Trick video have now been load and are available on the Live Web
Trick video have now been load and are available on the Live Web
EAST REGION ALL STARS
Members of the 2020 All Star Team for the East are:
Congratulations to these juniors for being selected to the highest honor for Eastern Region Juniors. This All Star Team will represent the East against teams from the other 4 regions at the 2020 Junior All Star Championships, taking place during the 2020 Goode National Championships. Best of luck to them, and to all of our juniors heading down to Louisiana for Nationals!
2020 MOST IMPROVED AWARDS
Congratulations to the Juniors earning the East’s Most Improved Awards for 2020.
B1 – Slalom, Brandau Turner; Trick, Brodie Dann: Overall, Leland Carpenter
B2 – Slalom and Trick, Aaron Bartlett; Jump and Overall, Ty Robbins
B3 – Slalom, Marley Griffen; Trick, Jump and Overall, Jake Abelson
B4 – Slalom and Overall, Robbie Craig; Trick, Victor Moisan; Jump, James Kokernak
B5 – Slalom, Dylan Trask; Trick, Evan Robbins; Jump and Overall Collin Frucci
G1 – Slalom, Addy Byrne; Trick, Alexia Abelson; Overall Isabela Dann
G2 – Slalom and Trick, Audrey Abelson
G3 – Slalom Jump and Overall, Ava Cole; Trick, Alessi Keira
G4 – Slalom Jump and Overall, Samantha Hill; Trick Allison Nichols
G5 – Slalom and Jump, Kelly Hill; Trick and Overall, Sage Pottbecker
JUNIORS PARTY at 2020 GOODE WATER SKI NATIONALS
The Juniors Party at Nationals will be held at The Pool at Bennett’s on Thursday, August 6 at 6pm. There will be chicken dinner, pool access, DJ and a photo booth.
Date: Thursday, August 6, 2020
Location: The Pool at Bennett’s
18605 Barnett Rd
Zachary, LA 70791
The deadline for ticket sales is Tuesday, August 4
Link to buy tickets is below. Tickets are $15.
EASTERN REGION JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT TEAM 2021
The Eastern Region Junior Development Team is made up of the juniors who skied in Regionals and/or Nationals of the previous year. In 2020, due to the current health crisis our nation is facing, as well as related travel restrictions, many of our juniors were unable to attend Regionals. All juniors that attended Eastern Regionals will be included in the 2021 Eastern Region Junior Development Team. In addition, juniors that were qualified to ski Regionals may request to be included on the team by notifying the Junior Development Committee. In addition, the Junior Development Committee is requesting juniors to send in a photo to be included in the Juniors section of the 2021 Eastern Regional Guide.
Photos for the Juniors section of the 2021 Eastern Regional Guide should be emailed or texted to TG Powell, Junior Development Committee at
The On Line Registration email process failed, so we weren’t sure if this message got to all the participants. Sending out here to ensure that everyone gets the information:
Top things to know about your upcoming event:
1)Due to overwhelming response all site familiarization will be 2 passes for all events. We want to give everyone an opportunity to try out the site. You can request a second set ($15) but only if you are on site others have skied and there is room. Link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LCErpjJjSvUekROVJrCsj8o_VkSSMUw4AZvFkawxkvc/edit#gid=0
2)Please fill out bios at registration so that our announcer has your most current information!
3)Please support our Jrs and don’t forget to bring your old water ski gear to donate to the Junior Development Equipment Exchange Bin.
4)It is not too late to sign up for the juniors party at Lake Compounce. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054cabaa29a5fa7-junior3
5) Camping on site is full.
6) Reach out to Tonya for any and all volunteer opportunities!
7) Reminder that the event order was published on AWSAEast.org on July 11th. https://awsaeast.org/eastern-regional-championship-event-order-2019/
8) See AWSAeast.org for important traffic information. Link: https://awsaeast.org/directions-to-avon-ct-important-note/
We are looking forward to hosting you your family and friends!
Sincerely, Patrick B / Scott P Tournament Directors
Junior Development is off to a great start this summer.
EASTERN REGION WEEK AT COBLE SKI SCHOOL
Eastern Region week at Coble Ski School was from June 23-27. Fourteen juniors from the Eastern Region made the trip to Lillington, NC. April Coble said that it was the biggest group of tournament skiers they have ever had.
VIRGINIA JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT CLINIC
The Virginia Junior Development Clinic was held at five lakes in the Sparta, VA area (Timberlake, Lake Holly, Lohr’s Lake, Lake Maracossic, and Jennings Pond), from June 17-19, and was attended by 32 Juniors. Pro Skier Corey Vaughn put together a team of top-notch coaches including Michael Kusiak, Kevin Jack, Michael Bullock and Brent Walker. There were kids running the slalom course for the first time, going over the jump for the first time, competing in a tournament for the first time, as well as seasoned tournament skiers working on improving their skills. Thank you to our small army of volunteers that make it all happen!
Juniors from the East have been ripping it up on the tournament scene.
Congratulations to Jake Ableson, who was selected as the USA Water Ski and Wake Sports Male Athlete of the Month for May. Jake placed second in junior men’s tricks at the 27th Nautique Junior Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament in May 24, and was the youngest competitor in the tournament at age 11. He scored a personal best – and pending Boys 2 national tricks record – 8,850 points in the finals. More info at http://www.usawaterski.org/default.asp?Display=3155
Best of luck to Eastern Region Juniors and young adults heading to the Junior US Open this weekend: Jake Ableson, Lexi Ableson, Blake Keller, Brody Keller and Dylan Smith. More info at http://www.usawaterski.org/juniorusopen/index_juniorusopen.html/
More clinics are upcoming for our juniors:
Corey Vaughn will be once again be hosting a series of slalom only Junior Development Clinics at the Peace, Love and Water Ski headquarters in Bumpass, VA. Cost is $120 for two sets and $180 for three sets for the clinics where Corey is the coach. Dylan Smith will be coaching the 7/10 and 7/31 clinics, at a cost of $100 for 2 sets and $150
for three sets. For more information contact Corey at email@example.com. The dates for upcoming slalom clinics are July 10th, 18th, 22nd, 31st, and August 8th and 22nd.
The link for the July 10 clinic is https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054cabaa29a5fa7-july8
That signup has links to the rest of the clinics in the series.
July 11, 2019 TRICKS CLINIC
We will be holding a tricks clinic, on July 11th starting at 9am at Timberlake in Sparta, Virginia. The focus is on beginning to intermediate trick skiers. Cost will be $60. Sign up link is https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054cabaa29a5fa7-junior4.
July 16, 2019 – Jump Clinic at Avon, CT
3 EVENT CLINIC
July 29, 2019 – 3 Event Junior Development Clinic in NH. 9am – 6pm
Abernaki Water Ski Club at Lake Winnipesaukee
Contact Becky Bartlett for more info. firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to put on a Junior Development Clinic at your site? The Eastern Region Junior Development has funds available to help with clinic expenses. Contact TG Powell at email@example.com for details.
SafeSport Youth Training Available
The U.S. Center for SafeSport Youth Athlete Training courses are now live! These resources include courses for children of pre-school age; grades K-2; grades 3-5; middle school and high school. These free online trainings are designed as an introduction for minor athletes and their parents or other caregivers to understand the importance of positive, welcoming environments in sports, where misconduct like bullying or abuse is less likely to happen, and to know where to report abuse, should it occur.
Junior Development Party at Regionals
We have a great day of fun planned for our juniors on Thursday, July 25th at Lake Compounce, Connecticut’s best amusement park and water park. Check out their website at www.lakecompounce.com
All juniors competing at Regionals and their siblings are invited for the fun. Enjoy the park throughout the day, as your competition event schedule allows. The park opens at 11am. Dinner and awards will be at one of the picnic pavilions in the park anytime between 5:00pm and 7:00pm.
A big thank you to our 2019 Junior Development Sponsors for making this fabulous party possible – Jody Fisher Ski School, Goode Skis and Kaleidoscope Imprints.
All junior competitors, siblings and parents are invited, but you need to sign up ahead of time. We are setting aside a ticket for each junior competitor, but the number of spots available for siblings and parents is limited. Stop by the Junior Development tent at Regionals during registration on Wednesday, or during the day on Thursday to pick up your tickets. Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054cabaa29a5fa7-junior3
We have scheduled Eastern Region Junior Development Week at Coble Ski School in Lillington, NC. Join other Eastern Region Juniors at Coble Water Ski Camp June 23 – 27, 2019. Make your reservations and pay directly with Coble Ski School at cobleskischool.com. Just please let us know you are coming. Spaces are limited, and prices go up after the end of December. If you are interested, contact Becky Bartlett at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 8th if possible.
Attention Eastern Region Juniors at Nationals – the juniors party at Nationals is on site at Mystic Lakes on Thursday, August 9th 6:30pm-9:30pm. Join us for some Wichita BBQ, inflatables, swimming and games. The Eastern Region is paying for the tickets for junior competitors from the East, but you need to sign up at the link below. You can also use this link to buy additional tickets at $10 for kids, $15 for adults. See you there.
All Stars — The Eastern Region juniors is well represented by our All Star Team – ready to take on the All Stars from the rest of the country. Each year at the GOODE Water Ski National Championships, Junior All-Star teams representing their respective regions compete in a three-event overall tournament. Teams are made up of six skiers and one alternate. The All Star Team from the East was selected at Regionals and consists of: Brody Keller, Evan Robbins, Robert Powell, Sage Potbecker, Samantha Hill, Emma Davis, and Jake Abelson (alt)
Junior Development Regionals Wrap-Up – Junior Development had a successful Regionals! Lots of juniors accepted the Super Beast Challenge and found ways to help out and volunteer at the tournament. We had 90 junior and parents attend the Juniors Party at The Castle Fun Center.
Awards were presented to the most improved skiers in each of the Juniors Divisions: Most Improved Slalom Awards went to: B1 – Aaron Bartlett, B2 – Jack Decker, B3 – Tristan Richardsoon, G1 – Tia Byrne, G2 – Ava Cole, G3 – Kelly Hill. Most Improved Tricks Awards went to: B1 – Freddy Davis, B2 – Jake Ableson, B3 – Rocco Cirilli, G1 – Alexia Ableson, G2 – Samantha Hill, G3 – Kelly Hill. Most Improved Jump Awards went to: B2 Aaron Bartlett, B3 – Evan Robbins, G2 Emma Davis, G3 Sage Pottbecker. Most Improved Overall went to: B1 – Ricky Davis, B2 – Robert Powell, B3 Blake Keller, G1 – Audrey Ableson, G2 Samantha Hill, G3 Whitney Shellhamer.
Fundraising efforts brought in just over $1,700 to support our Junior Development activities. Thank you buying silent auction items and raffle tickets. The winner of the free entry to the 2019 Regionals was Susan Maximuk!
A big thank you to our Junior Development sponsors for 2018: Goode Skis, Kaleidoscope Imprints, Twin Lakes Water Ski Park, Coble Water Ski and Wakeboard Camp, Coble Boat & Ski by MasterCraft, and Peace, Love and Water Skiing.
Jack Travers Ski School
August 13-17, September 3-7 and September 10-14
Full Week ski school special 25 % off.
We are still here 43 years and counting working on our third generation of skiers. We consider ourselves a full time year round water sports camp. Our location is on 120 acres with three manmade lakes with slalom courses and jump ramps. We offer instruction for the beginner through the more seasoned waterskier as well as instruction for wakeboarding, wakeskating, wakesurfing and paddleboarding to beginners. Lesson can be purchased as single lessons, day or full week. We also offer group packages and custom made packages for that special family outing you’re looking for.
The Travers’ family take pride in everything we do from our housing, site appearance, coaching and food service. We offer overnight camps all year round in a supervised bunk style housing, as well as villa rentals and private suites for families and mature adults. A full meal service is available Monday through Friday. There is full time supervision for minors and planned nightly and weekend activities.
As we prepare for tomorrows kick-off of the Eastern Regionals, many of us are also looking ahead to our trip to Kansas for Nationals. Here is a site map for Mystic Lakes. Mystic Lakes Site Map We hope to see many of you there.
You’ll notice that there are region tents between lake 1 and lake 2. We’ll have a large cooler, chairs, and snacks at the Eastern Region tent. Just look for the Eastern State Flags and the big East Is Beast, Eastern Region feather flag.
We have a great evening of fun planned for our juniors this Thursday evening from 6pm – 9pm at The Castle Fun Center – take a look at the website at http://thecastlefuncenter.com/.
All juniors are invited for fun, activities, pizza and ice cream. Parents are welcome to join in for the pizza and ice cream. Please RSVP for the party at this link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054cabaa29a5fa7-juniors1
Parents who want to purchase activity passes for themselves can do so for a discounted price of $17.99 (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 this year’s Junior Development Sponsors – Goode Skis, Kaleidoscope Imprints, Twin Lake Ski Club, Coble Ski Club, Coble ProStar by MasterCraft, and Peace Love & Waterskiing!
This year we are encouraging juniors to help out with volunteer tasks at Regionals with the Super Beast Challenge. Check it out at the Junior Development Table!
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.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
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.
More Clinics are coming up!
New Hampshire 3 Event Junior Development Clinic RESCHEDULED!
Due to heavy rains, this tournament has been rescheduled.
New Date: June 29th 9am – 6pm
Abernaki Water Ski Club at Lake Winnipesaukee
Cost – $50 per person includes everything
Contact – Becky Bartlett email@example.com
Vermont Junior Development Clinic
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. Contact is Justin Campfield at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virginia Tricks Clinic
The Virginia Water Ski Federation will be holding a tricks clinic on July 10 starting at 9am at Timberlake in Sparta, 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. Expect to get in 2 to 3 sets, time permitting. Bring your own lunch. Water will be provided. Cost is $60. Sign up is at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054cabaa29a5fa7-junior2
Virginia Slalom Clinics with Corey Vaughn
Join us for the 2018 series of slalom only Junior Development Clinics at the Peace, Love and Water Ski headquarters in Bumpass, VA. Pro Water Skier Corey Vaughn will be coaching and coordinating this clinic. Start time is 9am. Cost is $50 for one set, $100 for 2 sets and $150 for three sets. Sign up below for the number of sets. Payment and waivers will be taken on site the day of the clinic.
July 5, 9, 17 and 31
August 7, 13
Sign up for the clinics is at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054cabaa29a5fa7-june4
Juniors Party at Regionals
Back by popular demand – the Juniors Party at Regionals will again be at The Castle Amusement Center, Thursday, July 26, 6-9pm. Check out the sign-up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F054CABAA29A5FA7-juniors1
Nationals Schedule Update
The Juniors Party at the Goode Water Ski National Championships in Mystic Lakes, Kansas will be held on Thursday evening, August 9th. More details will be available soon.