DRAGON BOAT DRILLS TO DO ON THE OC1

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technical drills for dragon boaters who cross train on the oc1

  • This program is specifically for:

    Dragon Boat paddlers who cross train on the OC1

  • This program is specifically for:

    Dragon Boat paddlers who want to improve their technical skills

  • In this program you will get:

    6 Technical drills you do on the OC1 with a dragon boat paddle

  • This program has one intention:

    To give paddlers the drills to improve their dragon boat paddling

These technical drills focus on the blade mechanics, body mechanics and stroke mechanics that relate to dragon boat paddling. Mechanics are the alignment and effectiveness of how the body and blade connect to the water. These mechanics, being practiced on the OC empower paddlers with instant feedback that they can translate to the dragon boat stroke. 

Great series... and fantastic “que’s” and “clue’s” on getting improvement and understanding the stroke. Have been able to take it and apply it!!! It makes sense!!! Have had 20 years of paddling (initially DB last 5 years OC) and been coached by Rec coaches to world class coaches but got numerous nuggets from this series.

Heather Fatkin, OC and DB Paddler

I’m a newbie to the sport so this has been so helpful, thanks 🙂

Kirita S., DB Paddler

take a peek at the video lessons in this free course

The tips, drills and technical skills that are in this FREE course are the ones many dragon boat coaches implement into the on water sessions. The value of being able to execute these drills on the outrigger canoe makes the learning curve far more effective as paddlers can “feel” and see the results of their own stroke. I hope you enjoy this video series and have great fun implementing the the strategies! 

Access to the technical drills for dragon boaters FREE program is valid for 30 days following sign up.

Hand Position On paddle

This video explains the common mistakes when holding a dragon boat paddle and provides corrections that will help paddlers get more power in their stroke.

Setting up the power position

Power in the dragon boat stroke is initiated from having proper alignment in the body, the hands and the blade and then making this solid connection in the water.

lower body rotation

In this video you will learn how to rotate by using the lower body to initiate the movement. This drill helps wake up the glutes and both hips in an exaggerated way so we can feel rotation in the body.

Learn how to paddle with the core

This lesson focuses on torso paddling to alleviate the common mistake dragon boaters make by rotating through the mid back and shoulders causing strain to the low back.

R.E.D. the set up to find a dynamic catch

Rotate. Extend. Drop. This video dissects the phase prior to the catch and explains why it is important to separate these components to deliver maximum power.

The drop to catch

This drill has one intention, for paddlers to land on their blade to get a solid catch.

Dragon Boat Drills For Outrigger Training

I recently came across your youtube channel, and have been devouring the videos. I have been especially loving your videos about the RED method of setting up your stroke.