USDBF Level 1 Race Official Training

The United States Dragon Boat Federation (USDBF) is the Governing
Body for Dragon Boat Sport in the United States. This training seminar
is the first phase for obtaining your USDBF Race Official Certificate

This course covers: race organization, program, racing rules and
protocol, and the roles and responsibilities of dragon boat officials.
After you have completed this course, you are then required to
complete a minimum of two full days of hands-on officiating
experience at each station in order to be considered for Level 1
National Certification.

Training will be held virtually until further notice

If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact the USDBF Race Official Committee,

USDBF Coach Training Certification Program

The USDBF Competition and Technical Committee is pleased to announce the launch of a Coach Training Certification Program.  This is a two-level certification program.  Information can be found HERE.

There are two chances left to attend the Level 1 coaching course in 2020, both being offered virtually on October 24th and 25th.  Click HERE for information on the course being offered by Liz Bradley, Pat Bradley Pan Am Dragon Boat LLC and click HERE for information on the course offered by Connie Flesuras, Dragon Boat Training LLC.

USDBF Publications 

What is the USDBF? 
National Officials Process
USDBF Officials In Training Log

The USDBF Competition & Technical Committee is currently seeking experienced International and USDBF Race Officials as well as  Coaches and Paddlers with experience at IDBF World Championship events to be considered for committee membership.

The Competition & Technical Committee is charged with reviewing and  updating the Competition Regulations & Rules of Racing for US National Championships, ensuring the US National Championships are run to the highest possible standard, assuring equipment used at US National Championships conforms to IDBF regulations, conduct USDBF Race Officials training and in collaboration with the IDBF conduct training programs and certification of IDBF Race Officials.

Committee members term of appointment shall be four years (two US Nationals cycles). 

Interested individuals  should complete and submit the attached Competition & Technical Committee Interest Indicator to committee chair Barb Michaels at no later than May 30, 2020.  Selection priority will be given to those individuals meeting the criteria listed above.  Additional details can be found HERE