training program for dragon boat paddlers who cross train ON THE OC1

WATER TRAINING PROGRAM for dragon boaters

Get the technical skills, drills and training program you can do on the OC1 to improve your dragon boat stroke

  • This training 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 stroke, blade and body mechanics

  • In this training program:

    Paddlers train the energy systems specific to the dragon boat race distances

  • In this program you will get:

    10 technical drills you do on the OC1 with a dragon boat paddle

  • This training program has one goal:

    To give paddlers the specific training sessions to improve their dragon boat paddling

  • This sport specific training program is best suited for:

    Dragon boat paddlers who want to advance and be more competitive in their sport

take a peek at the video lessons in this TRAINING PROGRAM for dragon boaters

The technical drills that are in this sport specific training program mirror the sessions of dragon boat paddling. The drills that accompany this training program for dragon boaters work to develop, strengthen and integrate the body, blade and stroke mechanics that generate power. Catch a glimpse of some of the drills you will find in this program!


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.

The Pull Phase

This drill takes paddlers through feeling the connection on the paddle to apply force in the pull phase of the stroke.

Where To Exit

Learn where the blade becomes negative in the water and how to exit to set you up to move into the catch.

Timing your pieces

This lesson gives paddlers some tips to implement in their water sessions that train us for the stroke rate on the dragon boat.

Training tips

This lesson gives paddlers some training tips to create water sessions that train us for the dragon boat distances.


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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.

- Jess Newport, Coach of Chemo-Kazes, Raleigh Dragon Boat Club

I have been waiting a long time to find a female coach who is willing to help beginners! Thank you so much for putting your work out there.