Changes To Driver Upgrade Testing

The testing procedure for driver upgrades to Regular or Senior Driver has been updated. The test now requires the use of Sure-Path for the practical on-water test, but the test can now be administered by two Senior Drivers instead of three. Testing forms have been revised to implement this change and in addition to the forms, the boat path report from Sure-Path must be submitted with the paperwork. Since this is a new procedure, anyone contemplating upgrade testing this season, should get in touch with our driver committee rep, Al Harris, for further information.

Digital Officials Forms, keep reading ….

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.

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New (Free) Jump Program Released

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

2020 Summer Meeting is about to Start!

AWSA Eastern Region Summer Meeting 2020
Tue, Jul 28, 2020 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (EDT)

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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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    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

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      Clinics at Timberlake – Spring 2018

      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.

      http://www.usawaterski.org/pages/officials/OfficialsClinics.pdf

      Eastern Region Winter Meeting Set for JANUARY 6th

      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.