Seek professional help
This is often the most overlooked tip for skiers. Many are eager to get on-water instruction, but overlook the importance of acquiring off-season coaching. Training techniques have evolved considerably since your high school football days. Working with a trainer in the gym will allow you to work smarter instead of simply harder. If possible, select a trainer with some knowledge of water skiing, or educate your trainer using video. Remember to clearly discuss your goals with your trainer, keeping your ski needs in mind.