Dragon Boat Schools Project

The Dragon Boat Schools Project is an opportunity to engage teenagers in a fun team sport. Training the children in this dynamic water sport, which is accessible to participants of all levels of fitness, provides an excellent opportunity to promote a positive attitude to physical activity.

National and international research clearly indicates that physical activity and a healthy lifestyle can reduce the chances of getting cancer by 30-40% plus reduce the levels of obesity. Encouraging regular physical exercise from the earliest possible age is desirable. There is a need to communicate this message with children in a non-preached manner and particularly during teenage years where a lot of children opt out of sports. Dragon boating is accessible and fun and as a new sport very attractive to beginners and those who dislike the standard school sports. It is ‘do able’ from the outset and really engages the participants. Dragon boating helps develop a high level of fitness and is a great team sport.

Liaison with the S.P.H.E. teacher in the schools will ensure the factual classroom based information is shared with the children. Our goal is to get the children active and out on the water. The communication of the health promotion message to the participants will be delivered in a practical, real and meaningful way.

With a new U18s race category being offered in our regattas it will provide the children with a goal to continue with the water sport.

If you want more information and costings, please do not hesitate to contact us.

IDBA Paddlers Workshop

In January 2013, the IDBA will be running a paddlers workshop in Carlow or Dublin. The course will be 4 hours in duration and will be ideal for anyone wishing to learn more about the paddling skills involved in dragon boating and how to train better for the sport. The Course will be suited to all ages and athletic abilities.

If you are interested in this course or have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Course: IDBA Paddlers Workshop
Date: January 2013
Venue: Carlow or Dublin
Places Available: 12
Duration: 4 Hours

For more information on the courses we offer please visit our Coaching & Officials Page.

REC 3 First Aid Course

REC 3 (Rescue & Emergency Care) is an advanced first aid course designed specifically for outdoor “adventure” sports such as hillwalking, kayaking and dragon boating. The course is practically orientated and is necessary in order to gain the IDBF Participation Course Award. The IDBA will be running this course in January 2013 over a full weekend in either Carlow or Dublin.

If you are interested in this course or have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

Course: Rescue Emergency Care 3 First Aid & Defibrillator Course
Date: 1st February 2013 – 3rd February 2013
Venue: Rathvilly, Carlow
Places Available: 12 (Only a couple of places remaining)
Duration: Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday

IDBF Crew Helm Award

In March and April the Irish Dragon Boat Association will be running courses for the IDBF Crew Helm Award. The courses will take place at Grand Canal Dock, Ringsend, Dublin 4 and will be a full day in duration.

Please see details below. You can find details of these and other courses we offer on our Coaching & Officials Page.

Course: IDBF Crew Helm Award
Date: March 2013
Venue: Grand Canal Dock, Ringsend, Dublin 4
Places Available: Course full
Duration: 1 Day
Course: IDBF Crew Helm Award
Date: April 2013
Venue: Grand Canal Dock, Ringsend, Dublin 4
Places Available: 8
Duration: 1 Day

If You are interested in the above courses or have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us.