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Level 1 Coaching


The Singapore Dragon Boat Association (SDBA) invites participants to apply for the SDBA Level 1 Technical Coaching Course (Dragon Boat).

On successful completion of the course, the participant will receive a SG-Coach integrated certificate jointly issued by Sport Singapore and the Singapore Dragon Boat Association.

The SDBA Level 1 Technical Coach will then be permitted to:

  • Coach a dragon boat team for National level competitions, i.e. SDBF, SRR, etc.
  • Coach a dragon boat team for International level competitions, i.e. DBSMR, etc.
  • Lead a trainer or group of trainers to coach a dragon boat team that has multiple crew and/or dragon boats
  • Train a steersperson to helm the dragon boat for the dragon boat team that he/she is coaching

The SDBA Level 1 Technical Coaches are encouraged to enroll in the National Registry of Coaches.

The Level 1 Technical Coaching Course (Dragon Boat) course details are as follows:
Course Duration (5 days)
  • Day 1 and 2 from 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm. (Theory/Lecture).
  • Day 3, from 8.30 am to 11.00 am. (Theory Exam).
  • Day 4, from 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm. (Land & Water work practical session).
  • Day 5, from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. (Final water work practical assessment).
  • Minimum 1 year dragon boat paddling experience.
  • Minimum 1 year dragon boat helming practice.
  • Possessed the SDBA Helm Accreditation Certificate & SDBA Recreational Instructor Certificate.
  • Possessed a valid Standard First Aid or CPR certificate.

Please note that this course is only able to accommodate up to a maximum of 20 persons and it will be on a first come first served basis.

The following are the scheduled dates for the courses for the year:

Please note that NO SDBA Level 1 Technical Coaching Course (Dragon Boat) have been scheduled

Course Fees : $550.00 (Inclusive of 7% GST)
Venue : Sport Singapore, NSA meeting rooms (TBA)

Application forms will be uploaded here when the course date is confirmed.

Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 situation and in accordance to MOH advisories and Sports Sg guidelines, ALL COURSES WILL BE SUSPENDED TILL FURTHER NOTICE