NJDBC Dragon Boat Steering clinic
at Lake Parsippany
Coach Ellen Law, NJDBC Coach - Former Women's Senior B CO-COACH of 2006 US National Champions and 2007 TEAM USA Silver medalists, and as a steerer holder of 38 IDBF World medals and 12 USDBF National Champion medals. Member of 2 IDBF NATIONS CUPS teams and raced for TEAM USA in every IDBF World Championship since 1999.
AM Session = 10AM - 1PM - for beginner/novices. Help get comfortable to steer practices
PM Session = 2 - 4PM - for intermediate/advanced steerers. Help get ready for races.
Note: All non-NJDBC member participants should arrive 15min early to complete waivers and make the restroom stop
Clinic fee: FREE, as this is a safety instructional program
Online Registration - Please pre-register, though not required, helps us ensure proper staffing of paddlers.
session program: 10-15 min on land instruction
On-water practical - stance, guidance, drills, posture, commands
Each candidate will get two or three 5-10 minute sessions on the big stick
when not steering each candidate expected to paddle.
10-15 minute post session discussion
handouts provided with additional resources
WHAT TO BRING
chair/towel for indoor/outdoor lecture
pfd (this is a "must wear PFD" facility). we have pfds, and yes inflatables are allowed
paddles (we have wood paddles)
Extra set of dry clothes (leave in the car)
Bring a friend if they can help paddle.
"The Boat House", 850 Lake Shore Drive, Parsippany, NJ 07054
We have limited on-site parking. Plenty of local street parking.
USE care in driving on Lake Shore drive - police are serious about the 25 MPH signs!
No parking on Lake Shore Drive
We have a storage container where you can keep your Keys, valuables and changing area
We have a regular bathroom facility
We have a 2.4 mile "trail" around the lake for those wanting to get in an AM warmup
We will have a BBQ setup and ready to go between 12:30-1:30PM. $5 if you wish to consume our offering.
Drinks = We'll have gatorade cooler with ice water to fill your bottles
Newbies and intermediate paddlers welcome to help the steerers.
Need info? Send an email to njclinic @ NJDRAGONBOAT.org