|Aoraki Dragon Boat
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Sweep Training and Accreditation
Aoraki needs more people trained in the crucial "Sweep" role, so some of our experienced sweeps will provide training at Pegasus Lake.
Start time is generally 10 am, finishing around 11 am. Next dates is:
They typically take about 90 minutes. The Sweeps have a Theory session plus exam about a week before then. The sessions are usually led by Rick Smith on one boat and another exopert Sweep on another.
Sweeps should ensure your crew are fully familiar with the safety protocol (esp 5.10 to 5.20).
They are suitable for beginners, or for those wanting to practice their skills.
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See the National Sweep Accreditation system at www.NZDBA.co.nz > Sweep Accreditation for Sweeps Manual which "... is used as the basis for the Sweep Accreditation test, and outlines all the information you will need if you are contemplating becoming a Dragonboat Sweep. Please Note, The Sweeps manual is not a Sweeps Coaching document and therefore won't tell you how to sweep as such. What it provides is information regarding such things as:
Coaches and training the paddlers
Aoraki Dragons provides training and seminars for our coaches at the "Foundation" level (that is, starting as a coach, or with a new team) through to elite racing coach.
While we have advice here (for example, description of the phases of the Dragon Boat Stroke: rotation, reach/extension, catch, pull, exit, and recovery) we also provide classroom training, practical assistance and mentoring service.
Coaching seminar 2016
Aoraki will run a Training Seminar on Saturday 26-November-2016. The training is designed for new coaches. It covers the basics of:
It also talks about:
A very interesting blog to follow is paddlechica.com that discusses many aspects of the sport, from Fundraising Tips to Importance of a Pep Talk to selecting the right length paddle.
For videos of races, and of training tips, techniques etc search Youtube.
Tips and tricks
In our "Training Tips" page we discuss topics such as:
Before taking a boat into any body of water for Training etc, complete the site safety check.
So be a wise owl, and look out for any danger. Even sharks with frickin lasers!
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