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USDBF National Team (TeamUSA) U23 Dragon Boat Team Selection

April 4, 2011

I know that this is really late notice (I just recently found out about this) but I wanted to share this opportunity with as many of you as possible.

If you are 23 years old or younger before January 1, 2011 (U23), and have an interest in representing the USA as a part of the 2011 USDBF National Team, there will be a time trial  this weekend in San Diego.

If you are selected to be part of the U23 team, you will be representing the USA at the IDBF 10th World Dragon Boat Racing Championships, Tampa, Florida on August 3-7, 2011.  Please note that this is shortly after the Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival to be held on July 30-31, 2011.

Les Hopper of San Diego Dragon Boat will be the head coach of this team.  Diane McCabe of the LA Racing Dragons will be assisting as well as yours truly (in a limited capacity).

The Southern California Time Trial will be held this Saturday, April 9th, 9:30 a.m. to approximately 1:30 p.m. at the San Diego Youth Aquatic Center, 1750 Fiesta Island Rd., San Diego, CA 92109.

The selection trial will consist of 3 components:
1) A team discussion
2) Physical time trial (OC paddling & land fitness benchmarks)
3) To be video taped paddling in a 20 person boat for technique assessment

Potential team members will be evaluated on many factors, including but not limited to, time trial, physical fitness, paddling technique, ability to blend with other paddlers in a dragon boat, and attitude.

Please RSVP by this Thursday, April 7th, 2011.  Please RSVP via evite by clicking HERE.

Please note that there will NOT be a time trial for this team in Long Beach so if you want to try out you need to go down to San Diego to test.

If you cannot make this session, there will be one make up session in late April.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Michelle Y. permalink
    April 4, 2011 9:58 pm

    Hey Scott,

    Do you know what the land fitness exercises will consist of?


    • effectivepull permalink*
      April 4, 2011 10:23 pm

      I’m informed there will be a short run and some sort of core/calisthenics fitness testing.

      • Megan permalink
        April 5, 2011 8:56 am

        It’s too bad this information and criteria isn’t posted on the USDBF website. Kudos for using your network to get other parts of the country represented in the selection process. Best of luck to all who go for it!

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