What is new for 2013.
4.AWSA Novice Jump is included in the GrassRoots program but because of different officials requirements it is sanctioned on the Premier form.
If you want Novice Jump with or without Novice Slalom and/or Trick
The rest of this document shows screen shots of the new form and explains how it works.Section 1
Enter Event Name, Start, End, and Late Entry Dates. End Date is used to determine the Ski Year in which the sanction will be awarded. Select your club from the drop list. When you tab out of that field your club membership will be validated for the date of the tournament. If your club has not yet renewed membership you will have the option to do it immediately online. After completing membership you can continue with the sanction application. Select your Site. Location of the site will be used to determine in which AWSA Region to sanction your event. When you click continue a unique ID will be assigned to your application which incorporates Ski Year and Region. Once you click continue you will no longer be able to change Start Date, End Date, LOC or Site.Select Events Click on the white text in the header bar to proceed.
In the events section you will indicate the number of rounds/pulls of each class of each event you will offer. NOTE: 1 pull = 1 skier performance. Click on Process Changes when you are done so the Officials and Fees sections are updated to reflect the event choices you made.
Traditional (by round) format is the default - the form will capture the number of rounds you are offering for each event. If you select the optional Pick and Choose format (AWSA), the form will capture the number of pulls in each event instead of the number of rounds. Other options specific to Pick and choose will also become available. Note that Pick and Choose options do not apply to GrassRoots.
GrassRoots Jump is a special case for 2010
Set the drop lists to the number of pulls each skier is allowed to take for each GrassRoots event. Pulls are used for GrassRoots because GrassRoots format is more flexible than Premier. The LOC can organize events any way he wants, and is not restricted to a particular number of rounds in any event. GrassRoots Entry Fees are charged per event.
The GrassRoots Event Description displays on the tournament advertisement and should briefly but accurately describe the competition conditions offered.
The Enable Competitor Skill Level Selection allows the competition to use an ability based vs age division based organization. OLR will present a list of levels for online entrants to select. LOC should provide a list in his guidebook ad if not using OLR.
You may also select any combination of Premier Events or GR Jump along with any of the GrassRoots events. The sanctions are awarded based on the highest homologation class offered. For this year any GrassRoots Jump sanction which does not have a premier event will have N in the 7th position of its sanction number.Officials
The form is customized to display a field for each official required by the rules based on the events and classes you previously specified.
The USA Water Ski officials database is searched and a drop list of qualified officials is displayed for each position.
You pick an official for each position from the choices provided.
When you have all selected click the Copy button to process them.
General information section is identical to the previous system. Data in the fields is checked when you tab out and any problems are displayed in red alongside the field along with suggestions for correction.
Safety form is displayed with a checkbox to indicate acceptance of the form.
Separate paper safety form is no longer required. Click link on bottom to display form for printing.
Online Registration is optional but encouraged.
It allows skiers to enter your tournament using an online entry form.
Their entry fee is collected and deposited to your Pay Pal account.
USA Water Ski charges $15 per tournament for this service.
The LOC must have a Pay Pal Account.
The OLR Setup section is customized based on events and tournament format (traditional vs pick and choose) selected previously. Below is the OLR customization for a 3 event Tournament offering Class C Slalom, Trick, and Jump, and Class R Slalom. It also offers one GrassRoots event.
Note the caution about the Backspace key. This is a bug in the control which will be fixed when possible.
Fees for 1, 2, or 3 Class C events are $30, $40, and $50 respectively.
If a skier wants Class R Slalom he is charged a surcharge of $25
If he enters Class R Slalom event the fee is $30 + $25 = $55
If he enters 2 events the fee is $40 + 25 = $65
If he enters 3 events the fee is $50 + 25 = $75
Maximum Pulls is the total number of pulls the LOC is willing to offer. OLR uses this number to determine when the tournament is full.
Late entry fee is charged once unless the Charge Late Fee Per Day is checked. OLR uses this number to determine when the tournament is full.In that case the fee is charged for each day past the late entry date entered in section 1.
The Max Pulls/Skier allows up to 9 pulls per skier. (A 3 event skier entering all 3 rounds of all 3 events would ski 9 pulls.)
Max Slalom, Max Trick, and Max Jump determine how many pulls of each event a skier may enter. (A 1 or 2 event specialist would enter for up to 3 pulls in each of his events - not 9 pulls. )The Max pulls per skier and max pulls per event droplists allow you to accommodate various skier preferences.
By setting the Max Slalom Pulls to 9 instead of 3, an LOC could allow a slalom specialist to ski up to 9 rounds of slalom (his first 3 scoring pulls then 6 more pulls on a practice lake).
Another option is to set Max pulls per skier to 6 and Max Slalom pulls to 3. That allows 3 event skiers up to 2 rounds of 3 event and the slalom specialist 3 rounds of slalom.
This flexibility has several advantages.
In this format the first pull is typically the most expensive and the cost tapers down from there.
In a mixed class tournament the surcharge if any is applied against the first pull and any subsequent pulls that require surcharge.
So the 3 event skier who skis only class C will pay $20 + 15 + 15 for the first 3 pulls and $15 each for the remaining 6 pulls = $140
If he skis R Slalom (3 pulls) his total would be $20 + $25 for the first pull, $15 + $25 for the second pull, $15 + $25 for the third pull and $15 each for the remaining 6 pulls = $215
Note that GrassRoots fees are charged by Event not by Pull, regardless of the number of pulls indicated in the event setup screen. If multiple GrassRoots Events had been offered the fee setup screen would have offered fees for 1 event, 2 events, and 3 or more events in the GrassRoots section.
Premier and GrassRoots fees are calculated separately and then added together. LOC using OLR may check the GrassRoots entry included with Premier entry to allow the Premier entrant to ski GrassRoots for free as a way to increase interaction between top level and beginner skiers.
Proof your Advertisement –
This summarizes the information you have entered and presents it in Guidebook Advertisement format. When you change anything on the form you can click the View/Refresh button to see the effects on your advertisement.
Submitting the sanction application - At last the final step .
Enter Today’s Date and click submit. A receipt document will display which you can print. It has the same information as in the previous sanction system.