Dragon Boat Training Inc and the United States Dragon Boat Federation are proud to present:

USDBF Fundamentals of Dragon Boat Coaching

3 Day Classroom Component for USDBF National Dragon Boat Coaching Core Certification



Course fee: $300 (includes drinks and snacks, lunch on your own)

To Register: TBD

Course highlights include:

Team safety – injury prevention

Basic stroke mechanics – coaching strategies

Identification of your coaching style

Ability to create & utilize team mission and goal statements

Design team season and practice plans

Learn to capture and use video as a coaching tool

Develop “critical eye”

Develop a race day plan

This course is designed to benefit dragon boat coaches of crews from novice to competitive. It

will serve as the classroom component for USDBF Coaching Core Certification. Core

Certification will require successful completion of additional follow-up work for assessment

which will be made available to class participants post-course, as well as a $25 certification fee.

This USDBF training course is led by Connie Flesuras, founder of Dragon Boat Training and

long serving member representative for the USDBF. Connie brings 20 years of recreational,

national and international dragon boat paddling, coaching, drumming, team and club

management experience to this course development. She has been instrumental, with the help of

other US National Coaches, in the development of the USDBF Coaching Certification

Curriculum and Assessment Program. In addition to this Fundamentals Course, Look for

USDBF Advanced Coaching Course that will serve as classroom component for the USDBF

Advanced Coaching Certification in 2018.

For additional information regarding course topics please contact Connie at


* Payment must be received at least 72 hours in advance of course.