2017 TEAM USA Coach Application 

is now available at the bottom of this page

2017 High Performance - Coach Selection Committee Members

The USDBF would like to thank those listed below for applying and being accepted as a member of this important and challenging committee. We look forward to building on the 2015 successes and improving the overall TEAM USA coaching system. 

Name                                 Representing

Mike Gaughan       

PDBA USA
Bren Trask PDBA USA
Garf Cooper SRDBA
Kristen Stickles SRDBA
Jim Schumacher ADBA
Hoang Pham ADBA
Bob McNamara ERDBA
Alice Tran ERDBA
Sivilay Somchanhmavong Committee Chair
Paula Humpries Officer Representative

Coach positions open for application:

PREMIER CLASS HEAD COACH

PREMIER WOMEN

PREMIER OPEN

SENIOR A CLASS HEAD COACH

SENIOR A WOMEN

SENIOR A OPEN

SENIOR B CLASS HEAD COACH

SENIOR B OPEN

SENIOR B WOMEN

SENIOR C CLASS HEAD COACH

SENIOR C OPEN

SENIOR C WOMEN

U 24 CLASS HEAD COACH

U 24 WOMEN 

U24 OPEN 

U18 CLASS HEAD COACH 

U 18 WOMEN

U 18 OPEN

U16 CLASS HEAD COACH

U 16 WOMEN 

U16 OPEN 


2017 Team USA Paddler Selection Criteria and Information 

Will be posted as soon as it is available.

Team_usaCoaches for USDBF Team USA.
The USDBF has worked hard for several years revising and developing its Team USA Coach Selection process. With the help of many coaches and paddlers from across our nation, we created a Team USA Coach Selection Committee and application process that was used for the first time for 2015 TEAM USA. We are excited to continue the process and have made some adjustments based on coach feedback for TEAM USA 2017. The 2017 coach application process is now open. The coach application can be found at the bottom of this page.