Dragon boat teams hire me to help them manage the adversity that comes when introducing teams to new levels of competition. I see this transition as the necessary changes that foster the evolution of paddlers and the advancement of teams. Although this division can create feelings of loss as some team mates move on, we can begin to see it as an essential and natural part of the paddler progression. These transitions are supported by a team or clubs’ structures where cultures of healthy competition are both expected and encouraged!
In this video I share a few tips for teams navigating these waters and share some concepts that may provide insight into team division.