About Dragon Boat Program
A company called Dragon Boat Program located in Vancouver, USA has a number of courses they run that helps maximise a dragon boat paddler’s potential. There are a series of classes or workshops, clinics, and weekend or weekly camps that run throughout North America. These classes or workshops have been individually tailored so that any paddler wishing to develop their dragon boat skills will be able to do so through a one on one coaching program.
The Dragon Boat Program brings together numerous state and national coaches that will help train novice to elite Dragon Boat Paddlers all in a structured training environment to bring the best knowledge and skills to the program.
They also have programs that are dedicated for corporations and businesses allowing them to do team building sessions and mix in fitness to their busy work lives.
What Programs Are There?
Dragon Boat Program offers numerous tailored programs that is suitable for most dragon boat roles, e.g. paddler, steerer, coach, team manager:
Below are the following different programs currently available:
- Novice Paddler Program
- Intermediate Paddler Program
- Advanced Paddler Program
- Dragon Boat Coaching Program
- Elite Coaching Program
- Novice Race Officiating Program
- Basic Race Officiating Program
- Race Officiating Program
- Steering Certificate Program
- Competitive Drumming & Calling Program
- Festival Management Program
- Fundraising & Sponsorship Program
- Time Trial Program
How Much Does It Cost?
The Dragon Boat Program compared to other courses is at the top end and starts at $600 (before the 1st December 2008) for each individual for a 5 day program. It goes up after that date.
Other similar courses I have heard from other companies cost:
Great White North: $425.00
Double Fifth San Diego: $600.00
Water’s Edge: $750.00
You can visit their website for more information at http://www.dragonboatprogram.com or you can contact them at: