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The American Water Ski Association's National Junior Development Committee is holding an online auction in conjunction with the 79th GOODE Water Ski National Championships. The auction runs Aug. 4-12 and features items from GOODE, Connelly, D3, HO, Radar, Coble Ski School, Ski Fluid, Travers Water Ski School, Corey Vaughn Water Ski Coach (Peace Love and Water Skiing), USA Water Ski & Wake Sports, and more.  Click here to bid on items and support national junior development. 

The funds raised from this auction will benefit the programs and awards of AWSA National Junior Development. This includes the National Junior Team, All-Stars, National and Most Improved Awards, and the Junior Banquet at Nationals. The auction runs from noon (CDT) on Aug. 4 until 8:00 p.m. (CDT) on Aug. 12. It is online  only this year.

The American Water Ski Association’s Junior Development Program is a nationwide program for water ski athletes of all levels under the age of 18. The goals of the program are to attract new junior skiers, promote junior skiers and provide junior skiers with opportunities for assistance in improving their skiing skills. These goals are accomplished through various clinics and activities. Some clinics are for the beginner skier who wants to become a competitive skier, while other clinics are designed for the skiers who want to perfect their skiing expertise to reach a higher level of competitive skiing. The program also provides awards to junior skiers for their participation, as well as news articles in The Water Skier, which promotes junior skiers’ accomplishments.

The Junior Development Program has different teams for the many levels of skiing. Each of the five regions supports a team and from these teams, an All-Star Team is chosen each year for competition at the GOODE Water Ski National Championships. There also is a National Junior Team, which is chosen through the skier’s placement on the National Rankings List.

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