Be A Part of
Dragon Boat USA 2016 National Team Trial
registrations are now open for the 2016 International Canoe Federation World Championships held in Moscow, Russia
Dragon Boat USA's Governing Committee has unanimously selected Mike Blundetto as the Coaching and Training Chairman and Head Coach of Dragon Boat USA for the next 4 years. As a National Governing Representative World Sports Discipline and Affiliate Organizational Member of USA Canoe / Kayak, we realize Coach Mike's 30+ years of dragon boat experience at the World level and approach to the sport brings a value-added benefits to both USA Canoe / Kayak and Dragon Boat USA programming which is difficult to match. For all athletes and coaches involved, we are confident all will continue to find the Dragon Boat USA experience extremely beneficial. Congratulations Coach Mike!
It is my pleasure to appoint the following Regional Coaches to Specific Crew Coaches:
Coach Leslie Crandell will now be Dragon Boat USA's Official Women's Coach. This is to include all women, all categories and all staff she wishes to appoint.
Coach Dave Wald will now be Dragon Boat USA's Official Master Men's Coach. This is to include any staff he wishes to appoint.
Coach Jim O'Dell will now be Dragon Boat USA's Official Junior Coach - This is to include all male and female athletes and all staff he wishes to appoint.
Congratulation to Coach Leslie, Coach Dave and Coach Jim.
You all deserve it. You are all great National Team coaches.
Dragon Boat USA
Coaching and Training Chairman
World Games Head Coach
U.S. National Team Head Coach
2014 Nations Cup / World Champions
Moving toward the international competition season, we would like to offer an additional opportunity to race with Dragon Boat USA's National Team.
2016 - You are being offered the opportunity to become a member of the US National Dragon Boat Junior, Senior and Master's Team which will be competing at the 2016 ICF World Championships, September 8 - 11, 2016 in Moscow, Russia.
For those with little or no Dragon Boat experience, the transition to Dragon Boat from other paddling disciplines is relatively easy for paddlers with national-level racing experience.
Trials will include an in depth analysis of each athlete using the Merlin Data Acquisition Paddle. This paddle yields a computerized interpretation of each athlete's strength and endurance to their body weight and can quantitatively assess the talent through the water. The feedback about the Merlin's capabilities, from both coaches and athletes, has been tremendous. There will be land based assessments as well to further assess the athlete's strength and conditioning to their body weight. Details on the testing will be supplied prior to trials.
If you are interested in being part of these National Team Trials and this unique opportunity to be part of Team USA, please fill in the form below or contact Dragon Boat USA's Coach.
If interested in Team USA trials, please fill out the form below.