Let’s Kick-Off 2021 with a Refreshed, Renewed Spirit!
Your Eastern Region (ER) National Directors, Ralph Hall, Doug Robbins and John Wilkins along with me your EVP, all attended the AWSA Board of Directors Winter Meeting this past weekend. Some great ideas and important decisions were made to help shape our sport and the American Water Ski Association.
The Board indicated that they were in favor of the Executive Committee proposed creation of an independent website that presents AWSA, Slalom, Tricks and Jump skiing in a more accessible and attractive format. The hope is to provide a more welcoming introduction to our sport and provide the information that our skiers are looking for. This is not an attempt to break away from USA WSWS, but a more focused site that can include more AWSA centered information with less digging. Jeff will request bids and hopes to use the www.skiawsa.com
Please join us online for the Eastern Region meeting
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Please Submit Nominations for Regionals or Nationals officials prior to January 7th, 2021.
We will be voting at the AWSA Eastern Region Winter Meeting being held on January 9th, 2021. The meeting will begin at 9am and will be completely Virtual via the USA Water Ski and Wake Sports, Goto Meeting. More Details can be found HERE
Submit your NOMINATIONS below.
The 2021 AWSA Eastern Region Winter Meeting will be held completely virtually this year. Please DO NOT travel to the hotel. We will not be there.
Instead we will be meeting via the USA Water Ski and Wake Sports GoToMeeting.
Login information can be found below.
Yippee! Some of the key official forms (example: assistant judge, assistant scorer) can now be filled out digitally and submitted electronically.
See the attached document for instructions in how to fill out and submit.
IWWF approved the software application “Video Tape Measure” to measure jump distances. Video Tape Measure runs on Windows 10. It accepts either standard definition or high definition video streams and employs the same concepts as Bob Corson’s Video Jump and Splasheye, so current jump grids can use this new program without any modification to the site. A minimum screen resolution of 1920×1080 is required but can run on laptops with less screen resolution use it on an HDMI-attached external monitor. Video Tape Measure includes an easy-to-use personal video recorder if a jump is missed. One grid is displayed at a time with the ability to switch between four grid setups. You need to furnish your own video capture device – see the discussion in the built-in manual for which capture devices work well with Video Tape Measure and which ones don’t. Video tape Measure can be used for 3-event, barefoot, and sit ski jumping.
The program can be downloaded from the TC Resources webpage in the Slalom, Tricks, and Jump Skiing discipline on the USA Water Ski & Wake Sports website.
To download the program directly here: https://www.teamusa.org/-/media/USA_Waterski/Disciplines/3-Event-Water-Skiing/Technical-Controllers-Resources/VTMv1_0_0.zip?la=en&hash=18DE9E1F3486D9B5B9CF024915A88ED19B720DF7
Thanks to the Old Farm Skiers in Avon, CT for hosting our 2020 Eastern Regionals and providing a venue for such great performances!
TOMMY KELLY, JR. MEMORIAL AWARD
This award is presented to the best overall male and female skier in the Eastern Regional Tournaments based on total NOPS score.
AL TYLL AWARD
For the highest score in Tricks at the Eastern Regionals
TINY RICHARDS MEMORIAL AWARD
This award is presented to the judge who displays the most skill, knowledge and dedication to the sport of water skiing.
JAMES G. SYLVESTER MEMORIAL TROPHY
This award is presented to the individual demonstrating the highest degree of sportsmanship and integrity in the sport of water skiing.
Congratulations to our award recipients!
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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).
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…