Coaching

I’ve been fortunate to have been invited to coach teams all over and I’m open to any and all opportunities. My credentials include:

  • A Masters of Education from the University of California, Santa Barbara
  • 17 years in the classroom
  • 8 years teaching high school math (you’d be surprised how relevant this is)
  • Completed Dragon Boat Canada Level 2 Competitive Coaching Course
  • Recent coaching:
  • Recent paddling clinics:
  • Jim Farintosh’s Bow Wave Camp coaching staff, April 2016 & 2017
One-on-one coaching

One-on-one coaching. Photo: Mickey

Individualized instruction

Individualized instruction with the Paddlers From Paradise

Whole team instruction

Whole team instruction

Testimonials:

“It was great to work with you! Your drills and games focused on some basic elements of paddling, piece by piece, which gave me the foundation to improve my form. Your coaching style brought me to an “Ah hah” moment for my paddle stroke, a critical feeling to build my muscle memory for the upcoming season. In fact, a few times during the 2K race, I went into Zen mode for a few strokes.  I left the week a very different paddler than when I started. Thank you!” – Sonja Fuller

“I realized as I left my kick boxing/martial arts class today that I’m doing tough things without much thought. My week 3 Space Camp gave me that “mental toughness memory” – like muscle memory that we work so hard to develop in paddling. 10 more burpees – not a problem. 10 more minutes of paddling – no problem. I just focus on the form and before I know it, it’s done. Thanks! One more benefit to camp. One I hadn’t anticipated.” – Karin KG Green

I’m available for team training, corporate competitions, and one-on-one specialization. If you’re interested in upping your dragon boat game, get in touch and let me know how I can help!

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