**WEBCAST** Kitchen-Based Para DragonBoat Training - International
8:00-9:00 Mountain Standard Time USA (Starting at 8 sharp, ready to warm up together, as it is 10:00pm in Philippines )
Sign-up now to get your video spot! MUST Register to receive confirmation email with link to participate! You will receive room connection info by email immediately after registraion- check junk box in case you dont see inbox mail from us after the registration.
You will receive a confirmation email with the login instructions to the ZOOM based video call. Please have a headset and ability to reach your smartphone or computer to best participate. This is early to accomodate those in Asia, Europe, and all locales USA. We're so excited to bring some of the most amazing adaptive teams and coaches throughout the world in one place.
Who's Invited: All Paradragon Athletes from across Team Blue regions (Puerto Rico, Tampa, Phoenix, Denver, Chicago) and other US Teams.
Drills: Mobility and managing power despite balance offsets (Using wheelchair or kitchen chair), experience the coke bottle and shoelace simulation.
(PLEASE HAVE A WATERBOTTLE OR SODA BOTTLE FILLED WITH WATER ...and a shoe lace tied to it)
If you are interested in being part of the fastest growing watersport, enjoy being part of a team, are willing to commit to training and competing this may be the sport for you.
No water or paddling experience is necessary, but a commitment to your team, training, fun, and adventure is.
What is Dragon Boat Racing?
Dragon Boating, a sport founded in China over 2000 years ago, started as an international sport in 1976 in Hong Kong and has a worldwide participation of over 50 million competitors. Dragon boats are fast and powerful recognized for the camaraderie, strength and endurance fostered amongst the team.
The crew for the Hong Kong class dragon boat is typically 22, made up from 20 paddlers in pairs facing toward the bow (front) of the boat, 1 'drummer or caller' at the bow facing toward the paddlers creates the heartbeat and rhythm of the boat, and 1 sweep (steerer) standing at the rear of the boat controlling its track.
Benefits of Dragon Boat Racing
Dragon Boat racing is a fun team-building activity and participating in a dragon boat event can benefit warriors, family, caregivers, and others in numerous ways.
- Dragon Boating creates an inclusive environment.
- People of all ages and fitness levels can participate.
- The nature of the sport emphasizes unity and working together.
- Driving towards the finish line produces energy, enthusiasm and motivation.
- Paddlers communicate by cheering each other on.
- The sport encourages leaders to move to the forefront.
- Twenty paddlers in one boat = increased camaraderie.
Dragon boat races feature an exhilarating combination of premier sport competition in concert with an entertainment showcase for corporations, community organizations, and families. This is your opportunity to be at the forefront of representing warriors and disabled veterans and their supporters.
Expect to progress in your skills learning how to paddle efficiently and effectively with your new unit, into phases of endurance and taking this new fitness and family into your at-home life. Together, we will learn how to improve our fitness, canoe stroke, power and ability to feel the hull of that dragon boat move with speed and stealth.
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