Dragon Boat Technique Developing Your Team’s Style. 2010 DBC Summit Kamini Jain Right Angle Performance & FCRCC. Success is:. What Does My Team Need to Be Successful?. Attendance at an event Team retention Team morale A race time A race result A level of technical proficiency Others?.
2010 DBC Summit
Right Angle Performance
You’re the Coach. You have to know.
What do you have to know?
Your Technical Model
Your Training Philosophy
The herd is stronger if it sticks together: Everyone on the team must buy into the same technical model
The finished product must be known to plan the steps to get there
Nothing is without consequence.
“Acceptable” has to incorporate a range of actions
The technical model for an experienced team is more detailed than for a beginning team but the foundation is the same
Technique learning takes time and perfection is not a goal
Improvement comes from an athlete/coach partnership
Different people need different solutions
I can’t fix everyone’s technical imperfections
Dragon Boat is a whole body sport
Range of motion (ROM) is a combination of coordination, strength and flexibility
Increased torso ROM = more boat speed if executed under certain parameters
Movement through the joints of the spine in any direction should be minimized, but not decreased to nil
The torso, including the pelvis, must move together
Stability is required for effective power transfer
Weight should be transferred to the blade immediately on the catch, stay on blade through the pull and be released on the exit
The mechanics of the exit is at least as important as the catch
Half the stroke is spent in the air
Momentum is everything!!!!!!!!!!
Training must address the needs of technical development
Create weight transfer
Facilitate top hand over water
Stay tight through inter core, loose through outer torso, shoulders and arms
“extend” rather than “reach”
Lead with body motion
Simple analogy that works.
Simplify your internal and external language and approach
Look for ways to strengthen your model, not diversify
Stronger muscles and skeleton of the torso generates power, arms control paddle position
dynamic body, patient hands
together this creates boat speed
If hinging is a chosen element, sequencing of body motion in the pull can have a significant effect on the efficiency of the paddle angle and power of the movement
Hips, torso, hands and paddle are aligned to generate optimal linear force, thus straight fast boat movement
Body moves forward and hands move forward and up (or in) to release paddle from the water to maximize subsequent glide
No static moment
The fundamentals of the air work are similar to the pull – what generates power, sustains glide:
As with the pull, the recovery requires a dynamic body and patient hands. Recovery speed similar to boat speed.
As with the pull, the recovery requires the hips, torso, hands and paddle to be aligned to maximize glide and maintain effective starting point for subsequent pull