From the minute we started the conversation, it was evident that Corey Vaughn is a philosopher. He also calls himself the “hippie husband” of his wife Amelia. It was almost surreal to reconcile the deep thinking man I was speaking to with the fact that he’s one of the best in the extremely intense sport of water skiing. And he is a really, really good water skier. He’s one of only a handful of skiers to have run all 6 buoys in the most difficult (41 off) pass, and he’s been on the podium in countless tournaments from Nationals to Pro Tour events. He knows a thing or two about performance under pressure and after learning that you can get burned out even when working on a passion, he’s pretty darn good at balancing his life. In this episode, he shares his practices on dealing with pressure, working through self-doubt and what it takes to keep showing up.
USA-WSWS Members,I hope everyone has been staying healthy and safe during these unprecedented times. As our communities begin to re-open and get back to some sense of normalcy, USA-WSWS has been working diligently with the USOPC and our Sports Disciplines to create “return to play” guidelines for our sport.First and foremost, the health and safety of our members is our top priority. Our return to play guidelines is meant to provide athletes, coaches and event organizers with best practices and recommendations regarding return to safe water ski activity.Individual water ski activity is considered low risk for COVID-19 transmission; however, the circumstances around COVID-19 are changing constantly.
Beginning on May 18, 2020, USA-WSWS will resume sanctioned activity for practices, exhibitions, basic skills clinics, and tournaments. It is the responsibility of each club and/or LOC to abide by all public health authorities and local and state government guidelines when determining to host an event in their respective geographic area.
High risk individuals, including older adults and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus and are recommended to avoid sanctioned activity involving groups at this time.
View full USA-WSWS return to play guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding return to play.
In addition, each Sport Discipline will work with USA-WSWS to create additional best practices for their event organizers (e.g. AWSA recommendations for tournament hosts and NSSA Scenarios and FAQ).
We hope to see everyone back on the water soon. #WeAreWaterSkiThanks,
Rossi and Trent discuss ski set up and all the variables that go into getting your ride dialed for the season!
The 2020 MasterCraft Night Jam has been cancelled for this year due to the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic. With plans to hold the event at Bennett’s Ski School in Zachary, Louisiana, on June 6th, we are unfortunately unable to move forward with the event at the level athletes, spectators, judges and fans expect from MasterCraft — and we expect from ourselves.
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In this milestone 10th episode the guys discuss their strengths and weaknesses on the water. They jump into what they do to combat their flaws and how they can use strengths to overcome any pass.
2020 Spring Season USA Water Ski & Wake Sports pulled all event sanctions up to May 17, 2020. This effectively canceled all Spring NCWSA tournaments. The FSC Collegiate Spring tournament (20U038C) was the only NCWSA Spring tournament to occur prior to the USA-WSWS sanction pull.
Additional Spring Eligibility NCWSA skiers do not use a season of eligibility if they do not ski A-Team. This means the vast majority of our skiers retain the Spring season of eligibility that would have been consumed by Spring 2020 skiing. However, the NCWSA Board of Directors has voted to grant an additional season of Spring eligibility to all skiers that participated in the tournament that featured Florida Southern College and Rollins College skiers in February 2020. The six-year eligibility clock still applies to the consumption of eligibility.
2020 NCWSA All-Stars The Illinois stay at home order was extended to May 30th making NCWSA All-Stars impossible at its current date. Due to the extension as well as the high potential for group size restrictions after the order, the 2020 NCWSA All-Stars tournament is postponed until after June 30th, 2020.
The Rest of 2020 At this time we cannot make any decisions about future NCWSA tournaments from All-Stars' new date through the entire 2020 Fall season. Universities potentially staying online for the Fall term and statewide gathering restrictions are two of the many unknowns in our future. As the season approaches, we will openly communicate any cancellations or alterations as soon as we can.
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This week the talk is all about what it takes to move from pass to pass and challenges everyone faces as the rope gets shorter.