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Affiliated Cable Parks

WHAT DO WE GET AS AN AFFILIATED CABLE PARK?

  • Official USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Sanctioning
    • Eligible to host and sanction tournaments, practices, clinics, exhibitions, ski shows and related activities through USA Water Ski & Wake Sports.
      • Sanctioned events provide consistent standards promoting safety and fairness in competition and certified officials
      • Sanctioned events are covered by USA Water Ski & Wake Sports’ General Liability and Secondary Participant Accident insurance.
  • Access to Programs That Provide Protection for Your Club
    • General Liability and Secondary Participant Accident coverage in connection with sanctioned events.
    • Optional insurance coverage for third parties
    • Access to USA Water Ski & Wake Sports’ customized online screening system
    • Full-service national background checks club members, volunteers or paid staff at a preferred price.
      • Ensure the health and safety of all participants
  • Information Access
    • Listing on USA Water Ski & Wake Sports’ online affiliated club directory allowing water sports enthusiasts (and potential club members) in your area to find your park
    • Access to USA Water Ski & Wake Sports’ password protected “Members-Only” section on our Web site, which allows your club to:
      • renew their club membership online or via mail
      • purchase certificates of insurance
      • view and edit the club’s membership profile and change their login password
      • view and print the club’s affiliation certificate and certificate of insurance
      • access to USA Water Ski & Wake Sports’ roster of the club’s members for easy verification of membership status and sport discipline preference
        • sort, add and remove members from your roster 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
      • view and sanction club practices and exhibitions online
      • access members-only benefits offered by USA Water Ski & Wake Sports partner organizations and much more
    • Official, athlete and coaching development programs to develop your club’s members and provide the necessary certifications for sanctioning events
    • Online officials’ directory to allow your club to easily locate and contact the required personnel for running your sanctioned event
    • Access to USA Water Ski & Wake Sports’ online event registration (OLR) program to make registering for your club’s sanctioned event a breeze
    • Access to Basic Skills Learn to Ski Clinic online event registration
    • Authorized use of USA Water Ski & Wake Sports logo on club materials
    • Friendly and knowledgeable staff members available to answer your club’s questions -- we’re only a phone call or e-mail away
    • Ability to advertise jobs on ShareLifeontheWater.com
    • Also listed as an affiliated park on usawaterski.org
      • Comes with all of the benefits of an affiliated park

WHAT DO WE NEED TO FORM A NEW USA WATER SKI & WAKE SPORTS CABLE PARK CLUB?

ANNUAL CLUB AFFILIATION FEE

  • Club Affiliation is $125 per year. All affiliations expire on December 31st each year.

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USA WATER SKI & WAKE SPORTS MEMBERSHIP

  • The club contact person must be an Active USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Member ($85 annually)
  • If listed, club officers must be Active USA Water Ski & Wake Sports members ($85)
    • Listing club officers is not mandatory
  • All members of your club (staff who participate in sanctioned events) must be USA Water Ski & Wake Sports members ($85)
  • All guest skiers (non-members) participating in your sanctioned event must have a guest membership ($10.00 each event)

CERTIFIED OFFICIALS FOR SANCTIONED EVENTS
Sanctioned events include club practices, exhibitions, clinics, and tournaments
For Officials Clinic Calendar click here.

  • Safety Coordinator (May also double as either Trained Operator or Instructor for an event)
    • Must be USA Water Ski & Wake Sports member ($85)
    • Attend a Safety clinic (Cost depends on test administrator) 
    • Must attend a Safety Clinic every 4 years to satisfy CE (Continuing Education) requirement
    • For complete information on the Safety Directors’ Development Program click here.
  • Trained Operator (May also double as Safety Coordinator for an event)
    • Must be USA Water Ski & Wake Sports member ($85)
  • Instructor (May also double as Safety Coordinator for an event)

Instructor is only required for Basic Skills Learn to Ski events or events with guest members.

    • Instructors Certification Requirements
      Must be current USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Active member

      • Current USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Active member (does not include GrassRoots or Guest members)
      • age 18 or above
      • valid social security number

      Note: Foreign instructors/coaches and those under the age of 18 are not eligible for this program.
      Background Screening–$30   Renewal every 2 Years

      • Log into your Members-Only page on USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Web Site using your membership number and password
      • Select Background Screening from the menu
      • Follow the applicable instructions to complete your application, acknowledge disqualification criteria and purchase the screening
      • USA Water Ski & Wake Sports will notify you via email of your pass/fail status

       SafeSport Training –FREE Renewal every year

      • Log into your Members-Only page on USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Web Site using your membership number and password
      • Select SafeSport Certification from the menu
      • Follow the applicable instructions to complete the training
      • You must use Google Chrome to access the SafeSport Training
      • Email your certificate of completion to compliance@usawaterski.org

      Level 1 Course- $35        
      Maintenance Requirements
      In order to maintain a Level 1 Instructor/Coach rating, an individual must maintain:

      1. USA-WSWS Active membership (does not include GrassRoots or Guest members).
      2. Background Screening (once every two years)
      3. SafeSport certification (annually)

      USA Water Ski & Wake Sports will notify you via e-mail when your Background Screening and/or SafeSport Certification is due for renewal.

      Optional Coaches Liability Insurance - $60 Yearly

      USA Water Ski & Wake Sports offers certified instructors/coaches who have completed the required Criminal Background Screening and SafeSport Training the option of participating in our Coaches Liability Insurance Program. This program provides General Liability and Professional Liability coverage to USA-WSWS certified instructors/coaches. For more information regarding this insurance program, please refer to the Coaches Liability Insurance Program link located under Insurance Resources on  the USA-WSWS website. Please email coaching@usawaterski.org to purchase coverage.

      Adaptive Instructors Course - For more information on this program, email coaching@usawaterski.org.