The goal of these OC1 clinics is to provide the information, drills and skills for dragonboat paddlers who use the OC1 to cross train. Clinics are focused on the following components that pertain to the fact that dragonboaters are flat water paddlers and paddling dragonboat is their primary sport. You will learn how to use the outrigger canoe to improve your dragonboat stroke, align your body and blade for better connection to the water when on an OC and get some solid training sessions that will compliment your dragonboat training. This clinic is specifically and completely focused on those dragonboat paddlers who paddle on the OC1 for the following reasons:
The patterns of firing that happen with proper body alignment, or body mechanics, is where the focus will be. Also focused on will be the blade mechanics, or what paddlers aim to do with their paddle when it goes into the water. These mechanics are the relationship of the paddler to the water that are applicable to any dragonboat or OC stroke.
Paddlers get the knowledge to begin to transfer their body weight to the water in aligned and effective positions so they can develop more power in their stroke.
Camps consist of 2 hours of water time and approximately 2.5 hrs in length.
Camps are held at your location.
Here is a glimpse of the drills that accompany this clinic: