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
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…
Driver and Safety clinics are scheduled at Timberlake this Spring. The link below lists the dates and signup contact information.
The driver clinic will meet maintenance clinic requirements for any current driver and will also test aspiring Assistant Drivers in any/all three events. To test for Assistant you must have: 1) completed and had signed off all prerequisites, 2) obtained a motor vehicle records review, 3) submitted the paperwork to AWSA for review, 4) received AWSA approval confirmation before signing up for the clinic.
The safety clinic will meet maintenance clinic requirements for current safety officials and will qualify new Safety Coordinators. There are no prerequisites for new Safety Coordinators.
This meeting is open to all AWSA members. Come find out what’s new and let your voice be heard. We were able to secure our traditional location for the weekend of January 6th and 7th at the Embassy Suites Valley Forge Hotel, 888 Chesterbrook Blvd, Wayne, PA 19087, (610) 647-6700. This date is consistent with past years. We’ll be sending out another message with all of the details.
Julie Hommel is now an Assistant Scorer for Slalom !!!
And as an outcome of the Driver Event at Twin Lakes this past weekend …. we have some new drivers and some that just bumped it up a notch (to be official as soon as the paperwork is processed by HQ):
• Diana Coffey Frucci: 3 event Ast
• Bruce Epstein: Slalom Ast
• Jeff Liva: Slalom Ast
• Scotty Bellefeuille: Trick/Jump Ast
• Dan Warner: Slalom Senior
• Scott Behner: Trick/Jump Ast, Slalom Regular
• Mike Shelhamer: Jump Ast
Congratulations to you all !!!!
Thank you to Twin Lakes Waterski Park for providing their site to support this Drivers Event.
Thanks to George Vosburgh, Cole Maurer, Dan Warner, Mike Shelhamer, Scott Cerosky for being our test administrators.
Alert Alert Alert ….. 3 Event Drivers Clinic and testing for assistant drivers and testing for upgrades ….. June 9,10 & 11 …. Twin Lakes Waterski Park ……. please reach out to Tonya Maurer to get your name on the list …. all welcome for the clinic (actual time of clinic TBD) ….. I need head count for the testing and upgrades ……. detailed schedule of events to be worked out based on head count ….. please FaceBook IM, txt or eMail Tonya Maurer so we can get you on the list. You can find my contact information in the guide book contact page or look on the contact page here on the East Region Web Site!!
Please let me know if you will be attending the 3 event Judge/Scorer Clinic on Sunday January 8th.
Same location as the Winter Meeting:
Embassy Suites Philadelphia – Valley Forge
888 Chesterbrook Blvd.
Chesterbrook, PA 19087
Thanks so much!! Tonya (email@example.com)
4 days until the regional championships. …. who’s ready?
Saw a lot of state championships come through this weekend. … congrats to all yhe winners.
There will be a safty clinic this Friday at about 1pm. Please contact Paul Livingston to register or for information (livie38@Hotmail.com).
Safe travels to all.
ANNOUNCEMENT: 2016 Rule Changes
AWSA Judge and Scorers committee wants to be bring more awareness to the 2016 rule changes by coordinating some review sessions during the next several weeks.
One of the rule changes, for example, has to do with rule #10.06 Boat Speeds and Line Lengths where there are now optional rules for juniors around maximum speed & rope length.
These review sessions will be hosted for 1 hour and will cover all the rule changes for this skiing season. The first session will be held on June 7th @ 8pm ET, and will be facilitated by Bob Harris.
Please join the following Go To Meeting. It’s best to join 15 min beforehand as to leverage the full hour for the session.
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone. United States : +1 (646) 749-3122 Access Code: 303-569-525
Also here is the reference information for the rule changes: http://www.usawaterski.org/default.asp?Display=2335
Subsequent sessions will be communicated next week.
Notify Bob (firstname.lastname@example.org) and myself (email@example.com) of your intent to join the session on June 7th. Or join the event on the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/511293532394533/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A4%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A370%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D