Sask First Wakeboard Team

Sask First Provincial Wakeboard Team

Each year a group of Saskatchewan wakeboard athletes train and compete together, becoming the best they can be through time together on the water.  Do you have the skills and desire to accomplish the most you can as a wakeboard athlete?

We are looking for applications from those wishing to be on the Sask First Team, and those who are newer to competition for our Development Team.  Please use the application below, to apply for either team.

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2018

Sask First wakeboArd Team Application

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Completed by: WSWS Wakeboard VP and Sask First

Objective of Sask First Wakeboard Team

Sask First & Development Teams: Selected to win medals at the National Championships

Honorary Team: Selected to support the Sask First & Development Team

Description of the Sask First Program

Team Members: Top male and female Wakeboard Athletes in Saskatchewan and under 26 years of age.

Development Team Members: Top male and female Wakeboard Athletes in Saskatchewan who are not on the Sask First team and 19 or under years of age.

Honorary Team Members: Top male and female Wakeboard Athletes in Saskatchewan who are not on the Sask First Team or Development Team and under 35 years of age.

Sask First Team

All Sask First Team Members will have full access to the following:

  • Team training camps (Coach will determine dates and locations of camps by May 1)
    • Entry into Saskatchewan Sask First High Performance Wakeboard boat and cable Training Days.  High Performance training clinics are designed to enhance competition results.  In addition to technical development, the clinics focus on coaching, officiating and sport science.  The program is committed to creating knowledgeable athletes in all aspects of wakeboard.  Team members will gain the rewards of learning side-by-side with Saskatchewan’s top riders, officials and coaches.
      • Cable Wakeboard – With the addition of the Cable Wakeboard Nationals,  Sask First training will now include cable training days at Adrenaline Adventures.
      • Boat Wakeboard – As always, Sask First will consist of two separate boat training camps.
      • Coaching – Riders who can coach their peers and develop self coaching/assessment skills will progress faster.
      • Officiating – Riders who can officiate/judge their peers can develop self judging/assessment skills.
      • Sport Science – Riders who can learn to control their body and mind can control their development within the sport.
    • Travel funding to camps may be available.
  • Coaching & Officiating Camps
    • No cost entry to WSWS sponsored coaching and officiating clinics.
  • Competitions
    • Funding for travel may be available for athlete participation and officiating at Provincial Championships and Canadian Championships
  • Athlete Assistance Funding
    • Funding may be paid directly to the athlete by participation (riding/officiating) at the following events:
      • Provincial Championships
      • Canadian Wake Championships
      • World Championships (IWWF/WWA)
      • Other World events, ie. Pan Am Games.

Criterion for Athlete Selection

  • Member in good standing with WSWS
  • Maximum 26 years of age
  • Saskatchewan resident for one year

Terms of Agreement

  • Participate at all camp days
  • Participate at Provincial Championships
  • Volunteer at Provincial Championships
  • Participate at Canadian Wake Championships
  • Attend officiating/coaching clinics (this may be facilitated during the off-season)
  • One day of volunteering within sport in your community
  • Other duties may be requested from time to time

Development Team

All Development Team Members will have access to the following:

  • Team training camps (Coach will determine dates and locations of camps by May 1)
    • Entry into Saskatchewan Development Training Days.
    • Entry into Saskatchewan Sask First High Performance Training Days (If requested by Sask First Coach).   High Performance training clinics are designed to enhance competition results.  In addition to technical development, the clinics focus on coaching, officiating and sport science.  The program is committed to creating knowledgeable athletes in all aspects of wakeboard.  Team members will gain the rewards of learning side-by-side with Saskatchewan top riders, officials and coaches.
      • Coaching – Riders who can coach their peers and develop self coaching/assessment skills progress faster.
      • Officiating – Riders who can officiate/judge their peers can develop self judging/assessment skills.
      • Sport Science – Riders who can learn to control their body and mind can control their development within the sport.
    • Travel funding to camps may be available.
  • Coaching & Officiating Camps
    • No cost entry to WSWS sponsored coaching and officiating clinics.
  • Competitions
    • Funding for travel may be available for athlete participation and officiating to Provincial Championships.
  • Athlete Assistance Funding
    • Funding will not be paid directly to the athlete by participation (riding/officiating) at the following events:
      • Provincial Championships
      • Canadian Wake Championships
      • World Championships (IWWF/WWA)
      • Other World events, ie. Pan Am Games.

Criterion for Athlete Selection

  • Member in good standing with WSWS
  • Maximum 19 years of age
  • Saskatchewan resident for one year

Terms of Agreement

  • Participate at all camp days made available
  • Participate at Provincial Championships
  • Volunteer at Provincial Championships
  • Participate at Canadian Championships if possible
  • Attend officiating/coaching clinics (this may be facilitated during the off-season)
  • One day of volunteering within sport in your community
  • Other duties may be requested from time to time

Honorary Team

All Honorary Team Members will have access to the following:

  • Team training camps (Coach will determine dates and locations of camps by June 1)
    • Entry into Saskatchewan Sask First High Performance Wakeboard Training Days.  (Sask First Team & Development Team will have invite priority)  High Performance training clinics are designed to enhance competition results.  In addition to technical development, the clinics focus on coaching, officiating and sport science.  The program is committed to creating knowledgeable athletes in all aspects of wakeboard.  Team members will gain the rewards of learning side-by-side with Saskatchewan top riders, officials and coaches.
      • Coaching – Riders who can coach their peers and develop self coaching/assessment skills progress faster.
      • Officiating – Riders who can officiate/judge their peers can develop self judging/assessment skills.
      • Sport Science – Riders who can learn to control their body and mind can control their development within the sport.
    • Travel funding to camps may be available.
  • Coaching & Officiating Camps
    • No cost entry to WSWS sponsored coaching and officiating clinics.
  • Competitions
    • Funding for travel may be available for athlete participation and officiating to Canadian Wake Championships.
  • Athlete Assistance Funding
    • Funding may be paid directly to the athlete by participation (riding/officiating) at the following events:
      • Provincial Championships
      • Canadian Championships
      • World Championships (IWWF/WWA)
      • Other World events, ie. Pan Am Games.

Criterion for Athlete Selection

  • Member in good standing with WSWS
  • Maximum 35 years of age
  • Saskatchewan resident for one year
  • Competed at the Canadian Championships within the past 5 years

Terms of Agreement

  • If possible, participate at all camp days
  • If possible, participate at Provincial Championships
  • If possible, volunteer at Provincial Championships
  • If possible, participate at Canadian Championships
  • Attend officiating/coaching clinics (this may be facilitated during the off-season)
  • One day of volunteering within sport in your community
  • Other duties may be requested from time to time

How to apply

1. New for 2018 – You must be a registered 2018 WSWSask member

2. Send Resume which answers the following:

  • Personal information (date of birth)
  • Contact Information
  • Home training site
  • Boat used for training
  • Contest results for the past three seasons
  • Future plans in the sport of wakeboard
  • Why I want to be on the team
  • Expectation of the team
  • Characteristics and skills I will bring to the team
  • Favorite part of Wakeboard
  • Rail and Kicker experience in contests or during training
  • ***Video footage of riding (not require, but encouraged) Youtube or Vimeo Link accepted***

Questions should be answered individually; therefore all answers will be precise and distinct from one another.  Answers are used to evaluate and to learn about each applicant.  If answer is unavailable please give reason.  If you do not submit a complete application or do not give full details, WSWS will return your application.  You may or may not be able to resubmit.

Email Resume:

All resumes submitted by email must be in PDF format.  Please include and brief cover letter stating your intent to apply for the Sask First Wakeboard Program.

Emails will be sent to: wswsask@gmail.com

OR

Mail Resume to:

c/o Executive Director

Water Ski and Wakeboard Saskatchewan

Site 300 Box 23 RR3

Saskatoon, SK

S7K 3J6

 

Deadline for Applications:  March 16, 2018

Team Announcement:  April 13, 2018

 

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